Monday, March 17, 2008
Family Cleaning Day
A few weeks ago our church set aside a day for some of the youth to visit various homes in the congregation and help folks with whatever projects needed doing. Thad and four of our daughters participated in this. This gave Thad the idea of doing our own Family Cleaning Day at least once a month, so he marked March 15 on the calendar as a day when we would all spend about three hours doing some concentrated cleaning. The night before, I bought some extra cleaning supplies and wrote out my wish list of what we needed to do. Thad added his ideas the next morning. We tackled our laundry piles (marking the boys' clothes with one dot for Andrew, two dots for Micah, and three dots for Ben), sorted socks, scrubbed walls and door frames, wiped the kitchen cabinets, and cleaned the bathroom. I was on wall duty most of the time and I sure can say how much I love two particular cleaning products: the Magic Eraser for its ability to take pen marks and other stubborn stains off of walls, and Goo-Gone or De-Solv-It for taking off crayon and adhesive residue. Highly recommended! I can't wait for our next Family Cleaning Day! Good idea, honey! Maybe we'll get this house clean after all!