A Cleaning Day~~Inside and Out!

 

 

Today I’m heading to Courtney’s house to help her clean.

For some reason she thinks because she’s nine months pregnant she needs help. :-)

Actually, I love to clean! (I know I’m weird)

It just feels so good when you’re finished.

As I was thinking about cleaning her house Psalm 51:10 came to my mind.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

Having a clean house is great but I want my heart to be clean.

~I want a heart that is passionately seeking after Christ

~I want a heart that is full of love for His people

~I want a heart that serves others before myself

~I want a heart that is full of joy

So before I go to Courtney’s house I’ll spend some time in His word.

Because I know without Him I can nothing!!

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them,

will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

So what are your plans for this Tuesday?

Walking in His Grace,

I’m linking this post to:

A House Full of Dust and Love

Welcome back to……..

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If you missed last week you can go here and check out how we started our Spring Cleaning.

Today, we’re going to clean our blinds and windows.

It’s still pretty chilly here in Kentucky so I want to get this done now and then when the weather warms up, I’ll be ready to go outside!

These are my supplies….. I love Mrs. Meyer’s products.

They not only clean great but they smell good too!

 

To get started I flip my blinds up like this……

 

Then I use my little duster and I dust the blinds….

 

I flip the other way……..(I tried flipping them back and forth real fast to see if the dust would just fly off, but no such luck!)

 

so I used my duster again…….

 

I then open them the blinds. I spray Mrs. Meyer’s all purpose cleaner on a clean white cloth and wipe each blind (this doesn’t take very long, I promise!).

 

This is what I ended up with!! Uck!

I can’t believe how much dirt I got off of them.

I burn candles and I think that’s why they are so dirty (at least that’s what I’m telling myself).

 

Next I use Mrs. Meyer’s window spray and clean my windows.

Here are some tips when cleaning your windows:

  • Squeegees work great, although I have never used one for my windows.
  • Cheap paper towels with no color are best because they contain very little lint or softeners in them.
  • If you have newspapers they work great, just wear gloves because the ink gets messy.
  • You can also dry your freshly washed windows with crumbled newspaper. The paper will leave a film that’s resistant to dirt, keeping your glass shinier longer.
  • It’s best to clean on a cloudy day; direct sunlight dries cleaning solutions and quickly causes buildup.

 

I also clean my window sills. I find things like this….a dead fly. Just keeping it real :-)

 

Okay, I obviously have some cleaning to do. Woo Hoo!!

I’m going to crank some music, pour me some coffee and start cleaning!!

Just think how good it’s going to feel when our blinds and windows are sparkling (I’m trying to sike myself up, can you tell?)

Lastly I found this poem and I thought it was appropriate…….let’s be honest dust will always be there but children do grow up……..

Love in the Home

If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place,
but have not love, I am a housekeeper – not a homemaker.

If I have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements, but
have not love, my children learn cleanliness – not godliness.

Love leaves the dust in search of a child’s laugh.
Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.

Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk.
Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.

Love is present through the trials. Love reprimands, reproves, and is
responsive. Love crawls with the baby, walks with the toddler, runs
with the child, then stands aside to let the youth walk into adulthood.

Love is the key that opens salvation’s message to a child’s heart.

Before I became a mother I took glory in my house of perfection. Now I
glory in God’s perfection of my child.

As a mother, there is much I must teach my child, but the greatest of all is love.  Author Unknown

 

Walking in His Grace,

Spring Cleaning, a Crazy Hairdo, and Some Prayer Time

Welcome to Spring Cleaning 101!!

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Okay, maybe you’re not that excited.

But we can have some fun doing this!!

Turn on your favorite music….I like to listen to some praise music.

Of course I also need a cup of this….

a time for a cup of coffee

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Now it’s time to get started!

We’re going to clean our ceilings.

We need to get rid of cobwebs and dust.

Here’s what you need: a broom

Make sure you clean the dirt off of the end of your broom so it doesn’t get any on your ceiling (we want to clean dirt and dust off, not put it on there).

All you have to do is start sweeping your ceiling. (For some reason it looks like I put dirt on my ceiling but I really didn’t.)

Even if you don’t see a cobweb you still want to sweep the dust off.

*Warning! If you have high ceilings like me, you may need a ladder……..I am not responsible for any broken bones so be careful! :-)

I purchased these cute little dusters at a Dollar Tree.

I got several and I use them to dust over my doorways. (Yes Traci dust does collect over the doorways so clean them!)

They’re also good to use for quick dusting of picture frames.

Okay as I was dusting I snapped a picture of this picture in our bedroom.

I thought you might need a good laugh!

Don’t you love my hair? What was I thinking???

Now that you’ve had a good laugh, let me encourage you to start cleaning those ceilings and doorways.

Take a day and do all the rooms or take some time each day and do one or two of your rooms.

We’ll take a week and do our ceilings and next Thursday we’ll clean something else. Woo Hoo!!

Some Prayer Time

As you’re cleaning each room spend time in prayer.

Here’s what I do:

Today as I was cleaning our bedroom, I prayed for my husband.

I prayed God would protect him and give him wisdom.

I prayed for our relationship.

I prayed our marriage would glorify God.

I prayed I would encourage my husband as he strives to be a godly pastor, husband and father.

So as you clean, pray…..for your children, for friends and family that will enter your home.

Pray your home will be a home filled with laughter, joy and love!

But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:15

Do you have any great tips for spring cleaning? What are your favorite cleaning products? I’d love to here!!

Walking in His Grace,

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