Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Next to Godliness ;)

One of the major things on our agenda besides paperwork as we prepare for adoption is picking up our house. If you know me in Real Life, you are probably aware that this is not our family's strongest points. "Stuff" accumulates on our shelves, on our tables, and you have never even seen the computer room. So/Because that's where we just throw piles of stuff when company's coming.

We have been (slowly) working on this. There was the night I found every empty cardboard box in our house and broke them all down. Probably 40 of them. There was the day our friends watched our kids for the morning so we could work on the aforementioned computer room (so. much. better. now.) There was the day we took 4 totes, 4 boxes, and 2 bags of toys up to the attic. I've worked out a plan for rotating them. There was the first day I rotated the toys, which also resulted in cleaning a couch and organizing the kids' books in the computer room (the ones that aren't out). There was the day I cleaned under the couches. And there are still many days and many little things ahead of us... but we are working on it. Putting stuff away. Donating stuff. Cleaning stuff.

If you are reading this and have advice on these:
hard water stains in tub
getting that last bit of dirt off hard floors when you sweep
robotic vacuums
vacuuming carpets in households with long-haired persons
teaching one-year-olds to clean up after themselves
I would love to hear from you in the comments!

My adoption blog has a post about why to advocate for specific orphans, if you are interested.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Mrs. Shoes said...

Regarding vacuuming when long haired persons are part of your household, we have cats and dogs (not long haired persons, of course, but similar issue) and I use the animal's brushes to get up the hair. Perhaps you could use an old brush to do the same thing?

5:55 AM  
Blogger Young Christian Woman said...

Worth a try. Never seen a dog with 2 1/2 foot long fur though ;)

6:16 AM  
Blogger Sahariar said...

i dont know about it but i wish you good luck


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Blogger Rebecca Ross said...

rubber brooms, microfiber cloths and mops. 'nuff said :-)

8:19 PM  

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