4 Weeks to a More Organized Home…Simplified {Day 10}

Today’s assignment from Crystal was to start by getting dressed in something you love. My attire today ended up being a favorite pair of jeans and a t-shirt. The second item was to make a to do list. I made one again today. I only added 4 items.

The next assignment was to clean the light fixtures. This is something I don’t like to do, something I just avoid. It always seems like there is so many light fixtures, so I just want to put it off. When in reality there are really not that many and cleaning them didn’t really take too much time.

I started with the ceiling fans. They didn’t really look too bad.

Then I moved onto the light fixture in the bathroom. From the floor it looked pretty good but once I got up high right next to the light, I could really see all the fine dust that had accumulated on it. The light fixture does look so much better now that I have cleaned it.

I went on to clean the rest of the light fixtures around the house. Most of them looked really clean but a few like our basement ceiling fans were quite dusty. In the end you can really see how dirty they really were by the looks of theΒ  dust rag I used.

The final assignment was to do something fun. So the kids and myself made up some cookies today. It did take a little longer than 15 minutes but well all had fun.


Do you take time during the week to just have a few minutes of fun?


6 thoughts on “4 Weeks to a More Organized Home…Simplified {Day 10}”

  1. Hi! Coming here from Money Saving Mom. Yesterday I relaxed by reading a book and having a snack, per my usual, but we also got outside as a family. It’s so nice to spend that “enjoyment” time with the family, like you did. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh my, I had to really LOOK at that dust rag to see any dust! Yum on the cookies. We are taking today completely off since it is our first “free” Saturday after a long soccer season and a very busy week.

    1. Sounds like you have a great plan for the day, taking the day off. It is important to take time to relax when schedules can be so full. My dust didn’t show up as well on the photo, but the fixtures were pretty dusty.

  3. Shelly,

    I had huge dust clouds coming off of some of my light fixtures. I’m not sure they’d been dusted in the 2 years we’ve lived there, since move in day…hmmm. There was no way I was going to climb up anything and get close to see how dusty they actually were so good for you for being brave and looking before you dusted. Notice I never seem to post the befores and afters… maybe I’ll be brave enough to start posting those before and after photos when we start again the week after Thanksgiving.

  4. Your kids looked like they really enjoyed making the cookies. πŸ™‚ We made homemade cupcakes with snowmen on top of them yesterday. It was a recipe inspired by the latest issue of my daughter’s Scooby Doo magazine – she pays for her own subscription. πŸ™‚

    The cupcakes turned out delicious and super cute.

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