I haven't posted much recently about the 34 Weeks of cleaning challenge, but we have been cleaning. Or perhaps I should say, the girls have been cleaning! (I've been doing some too, but that is for another post!)
Our home is probably the cleanest it has been in years. How do I know that? The ceiling fans were scrubbed, along with the mini blinds. That's the kind of clean I'm talking about! During most of this cleaning I was at work, so not many pictures were taken, but I'll tell you a little about what they've been up to.
The girls have been doing a lot of the little things that didn't get finished in earlier weeks. They've also been doing maintenance on deep-cleaned areas like the kitchen and bathrooms.
The biggest thing they did without me was going through their clothes. We gave away several small grocery bags full of clothes, to friends, the local shelter, and a nearby art camp.
Arlene also gave the winter coats their washing. Normally we would have done that back in May, but time just zipped by this Spring and it didn't get done until Summer. Instead of hauling the coats up to the attic for just a couple of months, they've taken up residence in the girls' closet. Sometimes September gets chilly so I saw no good reason to truck them up the steep stairs for just a short time.
Here is a picture of what happens when the coats get washed...
...I suppose I should hand-wash my scarves and put them in my closet until Fall. Arlene should also take those renegade mittens and send then through the wash!
The girls have also been doing a lot more yard work recently. They've trimmed the bushes, weeded the gardens, deadheaded the flowers, and trimmed the greenery along the driveway to make it easier for me to see when I back out of the driveway.
We don't have a dedicated schoolroom (week 28) because a long time ago we decided the couch or the kitchen table was more comfortable than those little chairs the girls used to use. Thus, we featured cleaning your home before the school year begins as one of our posts in the Back to Homeschool Blog Hop.
I'll try to get an update on what I've been working on done later this week. Until then - enjoy your summer!