Weekly Goals + Tardy Check-In

I forgot to post a mid-week check in last week. I even thought about it, but wasn't at my computer anytime I remembered that I needed to write one. By the time I would get back to my computer, I had other "more important" things to get done.

I can proudly say that every morning there were dishes in the draining rack, I put them away. However, this did not encourage me to do the dishes any more than usual. I guess that wasn't contributing as much to the problem as I thought it was. It did, however, make the kitchen not look so out of control.

I also kept up with making the bed...as I was writing that I remembered that I hadn't made it this morning. So I got up and went and made the bed. But yeah, still holding strong to this task.

So, what should I add to my growing list of daily tasks? I feel like it needs to be dishes related, since putting the clean dishes away didn't help as much as I had hoped it would with the overall issue. I know that, realistically, I cannot promise a set time of day for me to dedicate to dishes. Some mornings I'm running late, some evenings are busier than others. I think I need to go at this new task two-fold first realizing that evenings are a time when I'm dead for the most part after work so if I can, I need to give up some morning time to this task. The other part is keeping it a non-intimidating time frame. 

This week's daily tasks are:

  • Make the bed every day

  • Put away clean dishes every morning

  • Spend 10 minutes every day on doing the dishes

Weekly Goals

I'm trying something out here. I've been reading A LOT of Dana White's blog A Slob Comes Clean and it has really inspired me. I randomly found it via a pin on Pinterest, about two weeks ago I think, and I started from the beginning of her journey and am working my way through her archives. I identify with her struggle so much. So, I'm going to give her "method" a try and see if it works.

From what I've gathered, she worked on developing habits as opposed to just creating some daunting to-do list. I started do this too with the Baby Steps Challenge, but then fell out of practice with all the things I had worked on. So, I'm going to try again.

Every week I'm going to add something to my to-do list. Dana calls them Non-Negotiables, meaning that she's not allowed to convince herself it doesn't need to be done EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

For this week, I'm starting from the beginning and going back to my original list of tasks, so my goal is to make the bed every single day.

I'm starting small, but it will be growing. I hope I can keep this up.

Baby Steps Cleaning Challenge 2 /// Week Three


This week was an easy task. I mean, Mr. LL actually did it while I was playing D&D, so SUPER EASY. Hopefully we'll keep it up with the weekly sheets changing. I think a lot of you may be disappointed in this week's challenge, but I put a lot thought into this and I think it is the right thing to do, I'll go into more detail below:

WEEK ONE: Shower more. 

• WEEK TWO: Change the sheets.

• Week Three: MAINTENANCE. Yup, just a good ol' maintenance week. What does that mean? Well, I mean this week is just a week to see if I can maintain the new changes in my daily/weekly routines. Last month I did this, but tasked myself with deep cleaning three areas of my home. That didn't happen, and I worry that the extra tasks threw me off the whole week. Just that feeling of overwhelm from having too much on my plate, ya know? So, even though there isn't a new task or "to-do" this week, it is crucial for the experiment to be a success that I find out if I've maxed out my "what I can realistic handle in terms of cleaning" quota or if I find myself doing more here and there just because I'm already cleaning.
So, if you've been keeping track, this means this week I'll just be focusing on: making the bed every day; spending 15 minutes every day to just pick up around the house (I haven't been the best at this last week, I'll admit); putting away clean clothesshowering more; and changing the sheets (once a week).
Next week I'll have something new!

• Week Four: ?