Lenten Check-In, Part 3

Lenten Check-In, Part 3

(Part 3 of 3)
Lenten/Spring Cleaning List
At the beginning of Lent, I noticed a few bloggers posted Lenten/Spring Cleaning Lists (like this one and this one). I was indeed inspired but a little intimidated to do something similar. (What if I can’t get it all done? Must be the perfectionist in me =)
Well, I also think there is power in holding yourself (or having others hold you) accountable, so I am going to post my cleaning list …
I know that it is very unlikely that I will get everything done on the days/in the timeframe I have set out to do it. (Being a wife and mother, there are always things—more important things—that arise, and one of my Lenten “goals” is to do this cleaning list, but not be consumed by it so as to neglect my family.) But I will plug away at it between now and Easter and return to it the week after Easter to finish up any tasks that are left …

March 16 Entryway
March 17 Half bathroom
March 18 Laundry room, part 1
March 19 Laundry room, part 2
March 20 DVD/video/CD storage
March 21 Girls’ room/clothes
March 22 SUNDAY
March 23 Playroom
March 24 Family room
March 25 Kitchen, part 1
March 26 Kitchen, part 2
March 27 Bookshelves
March 28 Twins’ room/clothes
March 29 SUNDAY
March 30 Master bedroom closets
March 31 Master bedroom
April 1 Woodwork
April 2 Freezers
April 3 Refrigerator/pantry
April 4 Master bathroom
April 5 SUNDAY
April 6 Windows (indoors, downstairs)
April 7 General clean/sweep porch
April 8 General clean
April 9 Dining area
April 11 Decorate for Easter/Baskets
04/13-17 Celebrate Easter/keep house clean
April 18 Craft cupboard
April 19 Paper, part 1
April 20 Paper, part 2
April 21 Office
April 22 Basement
April 23 Linen closet
April 24 Kids’ bathroom
April 25 Outside windows/deck
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5 thoughts on “Lenten Check-In, Part 3

  1. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for leaving a comment at my blog. It is nice to “meet” another Catholic mother. I will add your blog to my list.

    I have been de junking a bit more for lent. Each Monday I put a list up of challenges for the week in looking after 5 different areas in my life. I have been working on the kitchen and it is a slow work in progress but I am getting a couple of cupboards done each week.

    Good luck with the rest of your list.


  2. What a great idea….I think I may do this with the remaining days of Lent. I know having a pristine house isn’t the most important thing, but I confess there are days when I wish my house was spotlessly clean and in order. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by chores needing to be done that I don’t know where to start!
    Oh well…we all have clean socks and underwear. That’s gotta count for something, right?

  3. Good luck on your cleaning. I’m not making much headway on mine — it always goes so much slower than I wish! You’re a good woman to do it with all the little ones to “undo.” Of course, my big kids undo also! God bless.

  4. Thanks, ladies, for your encouragement! I’m plugging away … Some areas are simpler than others! But I figure that whatever I get done will be more than I had done before I started, right!? Blessings!

  5. What a great list! I want to do spring cleaning, and I’ve sort of started, but I am an adult ADD perfectionist! gotta have specific lists to keep up.


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