Friday, January 4, 2013

January Cure -- Day 3 | Weekend Chores

Day 3: Friday, January 4...and the Weekend of January 5 & 6
Assignment: Buy Flowers, Vacuum, Mop, Gather Earth Friendly Cleaners & Use Your Outbox

  • Buy Flowers: A present for our home! This one is easy peasy since I love fresh flowers and often pick up an inexpensive and colorful bouquet at Trader Joe's. I will pick up at least one bunch when I go grocery shopping this weekend. We still have two poinsettia plants, one on our mantel and one on our dining room table so I think the bouquet will go on our entry table -- it will be nice to see them as soon as entering our home.
  • Vacuum/Mop: I included this on my list of projects (Day 1) so this is perfect. I will do this on Saturday/Sunday and will enlist my honey to do some of the work. It is amazing how much cleaner our house seems (and actually is) after even just a quick vacuum and mop.
  • Gather Earth Friendly Cleaners: I will do this gradually as we use up what we already have on hand. We use a mix of products but I would like to transition to more earth friendly stuff. I have made both dishwasher and laundry detergent and I will fill in the gaps with pre-made products. If anyone has any recommendations for good earth friendly cleaners, they are greatly appreciated!
  • Use Your Outbox: This will be ongoing and I will use it as much as possible.

I will update this post with notes and photos as things progress this weekend!

Sunday update: As much as I wanted to have a lazy Sunday, I woke up early, went grocery shopping, put away our holiday decorations, and finished up the rest of the January Cure weekend assignments. Our floors are vacuumed and mopped and there are fresh flowers on our entry table, ready to greet us as we enter. Here is photo proof of the flowers (and a bit of clean floor):


  1. I have been using and love Method and Seventh Generation cleaners.
    They both do a great job, and Method has lots of fun scents. Both are available at Target.

    1. Thanks for the recommendations! You know I love Target. :) Can't believe I haven't tried either of those products yet.