Happy Easter! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend of celebration, relaxation and fun.
With the family home for a four-day weekend, I can't help but think we have more time for...cleaning! I know, exciting, huh? I promised the kids that if they help clean up today we will have a sushi and a movie party tonight. That seemed to inspire them a bit.
Here's a little look at our process, using cell phone photos.
I also bribed this guy with $10 to do the worst possible clean-up job ever. Yes, he is scooping up the dog poop that showed up when the snow in the backyard melted. He is doing the job in stages, with some help from his dad.
Strangely, Jolene isn't helping with our clean-up at all.
The husband has vacuumed.
The daughter is at work in her bedroom, for the third day in a row. I tried the "ignore-the-mess" strategy, thinking she would eventually get tired of it. Not so. Now, I'm onto the "spend-all-your-time-in-your-room-until-it's-done" strategy. It's time to play hardball.
So far, she has organized her desk, but she still has a ways to go.
Her new spring shoes are waiting for a home.
I started with the kitchen counter - the one that constantly gathers all kinds of paper, toys, sunglasses, dishes, syrup drippings - you know the one.
I have lots of laundry waiting to be put away, currently on my bedroom floor.
And a couple of bathrooms to clean, including the worst one, the kids' bathroom, shown here.
The very kind Chris at DK Canada sent me some books to get me going on my spring cleaning. They have been so helpful in motivating me. I will be reviewing them soon. We all know how to clean, but sometimes we need a push in the right direction...I know I do anyway.
How are you spending your Easter weekend?
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