Wednesday, February 16, 2011

24 Hours of Progress: The 5th Hour

About the 24 Hours of Progress:


So often, the only projects that get "done" around our homes is dinner (and no, takeout doesn't count) and the laundry. Out of necessity though. There are so many little nagging projects that linger for most of us. Yes, we can live with a little clutter here or there, but it sure feels good to get those little things out of the way!

Spring is a natural time of rebirth and shedding the layers that has descended upon our house over the winter. The Holly at Nap Time series 24 hours of Progress is designed of 72 household projects that will take on average about one hour to do. Pick one project each Monday, Wednesday and Friday to work on from now until April 1st. By the end of the session, you will have made 24 Hours of Progress towards the home you deserve!

The Fifth Hour

Shoe Sorting:Most of us live by the rule of only getting a new car when we get rid of the old one, but there are probably very few women who could live by the rule to get rid of one pair of shoes every time they bought a new pair. Myself included. My husband often has to talk me into chucking my old shoes, because I'm known to wear them until they are literally falling apart. I'm a comfort kinda gal.

That doesn't mean though, that as women we need to hoard shoes. Take the time to go through your various closets and look at the collection of shoes that has built up over the years. There may be some that you forgot about and cannot wait to wear again! For others, decide if you can live without them, and if they are in good enough shape consider donating them to a local clothing drive.

Clean Out the Junk Drawer:
I'm not suggesting that any home should go without a junk drawer. In fact, I think they are necessary for the management of a house. If there were no junk drawers, after all, where would we put our batteries and birthday candles and twisty ties and rubberbands and Scotch tape?

My point exactly.

They do get cluttered sometimes, so take the time to clear out the clutter and make space for more useful junk.

Super Sanitizer:
Germs are everywhere, and as hard as we try to keep up with everything our kids touch, they can spread like wildfire and quickly infect an entire family. Take the time to super-sanitize your house. I suggest Clorox Disinfecting Wipes because they are also streak free. Make the rounds around your house and make sure to get all of the trouble spots:
  • doorknobs
  • remote controls
  • cell phones/cordless phones
  • baby gates
  • cupboard knobs
  • refrigerator handle/freezer handle
  • oven/microwave/toaster controls
  • toy box lid
  • toilet handle
  • sink/bathtub hardware
  • keyboard/mouse
  • stair rail
  • thermostat

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