Live Pretty on a Penny: Hmmm... Anyone up for a 30-Day Cleaning Challenge???

Hmmm... Anyone up for a 30-Day Cleaning Challenge???

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Happy Wednesday!!  So if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen me mention having a chance to go on the Inman Park Festival tour of homes. I didn't get to snap any pictures because the memory full on my phone, plus I was managing a toddler. That's enough work in itself. But to give you a little background, its a total of 10 homes on the tour, along with a church and old barn. We only made it through seven of the homes before we were worn out! The tour is spread out, so pretty much none of the homes sat within the same street, although a couple did. The tour takes place in the historic Inman Park neighborhood in Atlanta, during the 2-day Inman Park Festival. Inman Park is Atlanta’s first planned community and one of the nation’s first garden suburbs. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Just from that information I am sure you can imagine its beauty!

On the tour, besides the homes being decorated so beautifully, they were super clean and some just smelled so fresh. Not just surface cleaned, but had a deep cleaned feel. I am pretty sure it was deep cleaned because they were gonna be on the tour, but nevertheless, it got me thinking. My house surely needs a deep deep cleaning. So I wanted to challenge myself to do little by little over the month of May, focusing on areas that I normally don't do. I came across the 30-Day cleaning challenge from Pop Sugar.com




The daily tasks seemed very manageable, even for someone like myself who works full time. Based on what the article said, each task should take about 20 minutes to an hour a day. Totally doable for me! So I want to challenge myself, and anybody else who wants to participate. The tasks are below. If  you click on the links in blue, they offer you tips on how to do so!

Kitchen
Day 1: Clean microwave and oven.
Day 2: Clean dishwasher and appliances. Here's how to clean your toaster.
Day 3: Wipe down pantry.
Day 4: Scrub down fridge.
Day 5: Organize and toss expired foods.
Day 6: Clean kitchen sink and under the sink.
Day 7: Wipe down walls, and wash garbage can.
Day 8: Clean stove top, kitchen surface areas, and floor.

Bathroom

Day 9: Clean medicine cabinet and storage.
Day 10: Trash expired items, and declutter.
Day 11: Clean shower, tub, shower curtains, and walls.
Day 12: Clean toilet, bathroom surface areas, mirror, and floor.

Bedroom

Day 13: Clean mirrors, windows, blinds, and curtains.
Day 14: Organize closet and drawers, and declutter.
Day 15: Deep-clean mattress, and wash pillows, linens, and comforter.
Day 16: Vacuum, mop, or sweep floor; clean under furniture.
Day 17: Clean furniture, walls, and fixtures.

Living Room

Day 18: Wash cushions, seat, and sofa covers.
Day 19: Clean throws, rugs, chairs, and tables.
Day 20: Clean TV and electronics.
Day 21: Declutter, and toss unwanted items.
Day 22: Vacuum, mop, or sweep floor; clean under furniture.
Day 23: Clean walls and fixtures.
Day 24: Clean windows, blinds, and curtains.

Office

Day 25: Clean desk, chair, and walls, and declutter.
Day 26: Wipe down bookshelves, and toss unwanted books.

Other

Day 27: Clean washing machine and dryer.
Day 28: Clean patio and outdoor equipment.
Day 29: Clean car and car seat.
Day 30: Clean vacuum and cleaning supplies.

 


I am preparing, and will actually probably get started today! Who is with me? If you participate, let's share via social media with the #30daycleaningchallenge and tag my IG @liveprettyonapenny.

Until next time:)
 

 

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Erin. This cleaning challenge sounds like a good idea. I might start on some of the tasks on that list, too this week. I've been putting off cleaning my oven along with a few other chores that I dislike doing and it's about time I stop procrastinating and get to it. Thanks for the inspiration... :)

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