Two weeks ago I started the Summer Challenge. The first week went really well. I felt good. The house was looking very good. I knew, I just knew it was all going to go according to plan.
Ahhh, and then the grandchildren came. All 7 of them. Okay, well I have 13 grand kids, so not all of them came. But we’re talking 7 extra kids – 10 if you include the 3 of my own I have at home this summer – ages 11 years old to 7 months. Plus the grownups I am also cooking for.
I just want to say: I’ve given up.
The house is a disaster. Again.
I’ve had 9 kids – ages 11 and under – in my house for an entire week and they’ll still be here next week. It’s wonderful. Really! I adore these children. I love, love, love having them here. I wouldn’t trade this time for anything. And that is the honest truth.
So, perhaps my dreams of having a perfectly clean house in 6 weeks were a bit lofty. Even more lofty were the ideas I had when I went ahead and bought the primer to get my kitchen repainted this week.
What was I thinking?
Anyway, I came across this great plan for de-cluttering your home in 40 days from Keepers of the Home. There’s even a free printable for you to follow along with! Since I have been working to unload major stuff over the last few months so that we can living a less cluttered, more meaningful life, I thought this plan was fantastic and I wanted to share!
How’s your challenge coming? Are you seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? Or have things not gone according to plan as in my case?
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