Thursday, April 9, 2009

Blitz-It Friday

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Organized Everyday is hosting a new carnival called Blitz-it Friday. We are on week three! If you have no idea what a blitz is, read here: the original one hour blitz and staying focused.

What at great blitzing week for me!

I did an hour-long blitz on Sunday because my husband was coming home late that night and I wanted the house to reflect how excited we were for his return. (Nothing like a horrid mess to make someone sorry they came back from a pristine hotel, with daily maid service).

This was the first blitz where I deliberately got my children (son, age 3 and daughter, age 1) involved. It slowed me down, but was worth it. They had so much fun helping me, and were so proud of their own accomplishments.

I actually remembered to snap a few pictures before we started ...

... and after.

Sunday Blitz:
  • Unloaded the dishwasher - my son loves to put away all his and his sister's dishes.
  • Reloaded and ran the dishwasher
  • Hand-washed pan and misc. dishes
  • Cleared off the kitchen table
  • Put away all the living room clutter
  • Picked up and put away all the toys - this was mostly done by my son and daughter, though I think my daughter only picked up a few plastic eggs and put them in a bucket (we went to an Egg Hunt this weekend).
  • Vacuumed the living room, play area, hallway and kid's room.
  • Swept the kitchen, dining room, living room and bathroom
My son informed me after I turned off the vacuum that the timer beeped while I was being so loud (i.e. the vacuum was noisy). I decided that I really needed to sweep before I quit for the day, so I did that after the hour had ended.


  1. Wow! I never knew your house ever looked like mine does some times. Thank you for sharing the reality of motherhood!

  2. That is an amazing blitz! I am so encouraged by your godly attitude of wanting it picked up before the hubby comes home from a business trip. That's amazing. I do sometimes blitz with the kids, maybe I should write a separate post on blitzing with kids. It can be done, but there are different things that Mom does. Praise the Lord!!

  3. That is totally amazing! You did a great job!

    Hey, we have the same dining room table! :)

  4. I can't believe you did all of that in an hour (or just over)! Great job!

  5. Wow! If this is your slowed-down version, I can't imagine what your regular speed version looks like! I also forget to do "before" pictures a lot, but I love being able to compare them to the "afters!"

  6. I'm already tired just thinking about doing all those things and in one hour WITH KIDS! Unbelievable!! It looks absolutely amazing.

  7. Wow, great job! It is great that you involved your little ones too. I'm sure they were so proud to show off all their hard work to daddy.


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