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30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Day #1 Update

During the month of April, I’m encouraging my readers to participate in a 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge (read more here, if you missed my announcement about this challenge last week). Every week day morning at 9 a.m., I’ll post the daily project and every evening around 6 p.m. EST, I’ll post an update and link-up.

How did your Day 1 Project go? I decided to not procrastinate and actually did my project before breakfast this morning.

I fixed a cup of coffee and turned on the EntreLeadership podcast (my husband got me hooked on it last week! I can’t believe I waited so long to start listening to it. It’s packed with such good stuff!)

The kitchen didn’t need much cleaning up this morning — mostly thanks to the fact that we had a big one-hour house clean-up session yesterday afternoon! It’s always nice to start the week off with the house in good shape. 🙂

I loaded the dishwasher and started it, wiped down the countertops with a Norwex cloth, put the things away that were out, and I was done!

The living room was in great shape, so it didn’t need much work other than some pillow-fluffing, and my computer stuff put away. And then Kathrynne vacuumed it later in the morning (that’s one of her daily jobs).

And that was that! Not too hard at all. Hopefully, it was somewhat the same at your house, too!

Join in the Chatter

::Want to blog about this challenge? If you’re blogging through this challenge with me, be sure to leave your link to your direct post on linky below. Plus, if you’d like to post your daily posts to the 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge Pinterest Group, just shoot me an email (moneysavingmom @ gmail dot com) and I’ll invite you.

::Want to follow along on Twitter or Instagram? I’ll also be sharing some of my cleaning pictures on my Facebook Page, my Twitter account, and my Instagram account. I’d love to have you do the same or join in the discussion on Twitter and Instagram. Just follow hashtag #Cleanin30 to see what others are tweeting and Instagramming about this challenge!


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Other posts in the 30 Day House Cleaning Challenge series

  1. Join us for the 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge in April!
  2. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #1
  3. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Day #1 Update
  4. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #2
  5. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #2 Update
  6. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #3
  7. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #3 Update
  8. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #4
  9. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Day #4 Update
  10. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #5-7
  11. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #5 Update
  12. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #8
  13. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #8 Update
  14. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #9
  15. 30 Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #9 Update
  16. 30 Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #10
  17. 30 Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #10 Update
  18. 30 Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #11
  19. 30 Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #11 Update
  20. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Projects #12-14
  21. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #12-14 Update
  22. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #15
  23. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #15 Update
  24. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #16
  25. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #16 Update (And help! What do I do about the boy bathroom smell?!)
  26. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #17
  27. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #17 Update
  28. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #18
  29. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #18 Update
  30. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #19
  31. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #19 Update
  32. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Projects #20-22
  33. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #20-22 Update
  34. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #23
  35. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #23 Update
  36. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #24
  37. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #24 Update
  38. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #25
  39. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #25 Update
  40. 30 Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #26
  41. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #29
  42. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #29 Update
  43. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #30
  44. 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge: Project #30 Update

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80 Comments

  • Heather Meehan says:

    Thanks for this challenge. I need this so bad. I can get so lazy and not realize how much cleaning needs to be done. I focused mainly on the kitchen yesterday. It was a little embarrassing that after I was done my 7 year old daughter came into the kitchen and said, “wow, everything is so sparkley’. Guess I needed this more than I thought!

  • Thanks for the great challenge! I am planning to do your challenges, and add 30 items of my own. This is going to be fun!
    ~Linda
    http://www.lindalmartin.com
    http://www.ernestmartinjr.com

  • This was pretty easy, as most of it is stuff I do every day anyway.

  • Melissa says:

    I forgot about starting yesterday because I was on the road taking care of a few long distance errands that were way over due. But I’m not going to get down on myself because considering I had 13 people in my home for Easter festivities on Sunday, my living room and kitchen/dining room look great! I don’t think I will have a problem getting caught up today because I did some of these things on my list this morning before work (including cooking tonight’s dinner – ham and bean soup, ha ha ) So I hope I’m on track! I will have to remember to take some pictures.

  • Anna says:

    What is a Norwex cloth? I saw on amazon that it is a microfiber cleaning cloth. But which one do you use? (maybe add an amazon link to it?) I started using microfiber cloth for cleaning and love it. But the ones I got pill easily and is hard to clean (kinda ironic). Would definitely invest in a nicer quality one. It makes cleaning so much easier and fun, like waving a magic wand over dusty counters and appliances.

  • Late start, but got day 1 done!!

  • Amy f;) says:

    wowsers girl- your house is looking great!

  • Elisa says:

    Okay so I know I am like three days late but I really needed motivation and I hadn’t read my feed in three days. So I decided to tackle all projects today. The only one I didn’t do was my room. Because my room is probably the cleanest place ever. Anyways I did a major transformation of my kitchen of what it looked like after we got home from practice the night before. But I do have to thank you for this challenge it put my cleaning skills to the test.

  • Organize365 says:

    I am working on getting better at cleaning up the kitchen every night. It’s not my strength!

    🙂
    Lisa

  • Kimberly says:

    Well, better late than never. I’m about a day behind on the projects, and about 4 days behind on posting.

    Thankful for Spring Break (I’m a 5th grade teacher in NC), and happy to be able to participate in the challenge. Last year when you had a similar challenge, I was also at home, but I had just had a baby (c-section) and was in survival mode. I think all I cleaned was a coat closet. 🙂

    Here’s hoping I can keep up with the projects next week when school resumes!

  • Wanda says:

    I started this challenge with a huge accomplishment. I actually washed ALL the surfaces in the kitchen. LOL. The walls, the appliances, the windows, the cupboards, and the floors. It felt SO good!
    The following day, I was gone from early to late and then for the last six days, I was nursemaid to my family who all came down with the flu. Needless to say, today is the first day back at it (Day 8). I love these kind of challenges. Helps me to keep motivated.
    ~W.

  • Denise says:

    Joining in on your cleaning challenge a little late, but better late than never! Because I have this thing about starting from the beginning, I’m going to be a little behind. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Denise

  • Great Idea and Pictures! How about some before and after pictures to show the cleaning results?

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