November 10, 2008

Making My Home a Haven: Day 1

I am taking the challenge from Monica of "the homespun heart" to create a Haven out of my home. Today's challenge is to tidy up, declutter and to make time for quiet time with God. Here is my plan for the day:

Laundry (all day)
Unload clean dishes from the dishwasher
Declutter kitchen counters
Declutter bedroom dressers and side tables
A hot cocoa break with my 3 year old
Declutter bathroom counter
Devotional time in the car while waiting in carpool line for my 5 year old (Women of the Bible, great book!)
Re-organize the cabinets and shelf in the laundry room
Declutter the car!

Whew! Kind of a lot! but I think I can do it if I start now! If you want to join in the Making My Home a Haven Challenge this week, check out "the homespun heart." I will post before and after pictures too. Here is my before - I'm being vulnerable here!

Update: I am more than half way through my list and it is only 11am! Sweet. Something I have learned: Lists are good motivators. (duh) I should have known that making a list would motivate me, I love to cross things off and get that sense of accomplishment!


ParentingPink said...

Sounds like a well organized day! Plus, your house will feel great once you're done!

Rachel said...

Good for you! I love what you said, lists are real motivators, duh! I laughed. :-)

Love your blog title too!


AHighandNobleCalling said...

I can't wait to see your progress!

Sherry said...

This has definitely helped me with accountability and encouragement! looking forward to seeing your progress! :D

thehomespunheart said...

Thanks so much for sharing your pictures - I can't wait to see the "afters" hope it has been a blessing to you and your family!