Wednesday, April 6, 2011

24 Hours of Progress: The 19th Hour

About 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!

I realize that I'm behind on the 24 hours of progress. Sometimes I get so excited over a series that I forget that "real life" also has to happen at the same time. ;) Good thing I make the rules here.

The Nineteenth Hour:

Spray for Pests: This year before you spray for pests, make the choice to "go green" with your pest control. Pesticides can be dangerous not only for our environment, but to our own health and that of those around us. I suggest purchasing EcoSmart products. They are not only safe for our environment and homes, but are also safe around our children and pets. See below for a segment in which EcoSmart was featured on Good Morning America.



Clean Out Cluttered Files: Most of us think that we're ahead of the game if we have a filing cabinet that we actually use. Whereas this might be true, it doesn't leave of free from unwanted clutter. Usually the documents that we have stashed away in our filing cabinets have a time in which they no longer become valuable or useful, and they need to be taken care of accordingly (thrown away or shredded). Making extra space will feel good. Now that is organization.

Spruce Up Your Front Porch or Doorsteps: Now that the weather is warming up a bit, it's a great time to get outside and spruce of the entrance to your house to make it more inviting. Take a hose and wash any floorspace or steps. Even though it may not look that dirty, the weather surely has taken it's toll over the last few months, with wind blowing dirt and leaves around, snow and rain, and the constant back and forth of dirty shoes. Replace your welcome mat, and put out a pot of fresh flowers.            

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