- Paint woodwork (which was already painted – not my choice but easier than stripping it all down) in the dining room… DONE!!!
- Clean this… -DONE!!! (pic at end)
- Clean off top of refrigerator… NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!!
- Convince Chip to finish patching wall…DONE!!!
The good news is that the mess on my desk is the *last* mess in our entire downstairs. Everything else in the living room, dining room and office has been cleaned under, cleaned off and cleaned up. It’s a great feeling! I may actually get *all* of the Christmas decorations up tomorrow!
Still ahead of schedule. As to how I keep it clean? I’ve been working my kids like dogs to get it clean. I’ve realized that by making them clean – as frustrating as it might be for me – they take more ownership in it and work harder to keep it clean. I guess you could say I’ve adopted an “I didn’t make this mess, I’m *not* cleaning it up!” attitude.
I’ll be back later to post my after pictures…
Feels so good to actually be able to SEE my desk. I could even sit here and write a letter if I needed to (I mean long hand, not on the computer. Do people still do that?)