Thursday, September 29, 2011

31 Days of.....Housekeeping?

When I saw that post title pop up on my sidebar from the Nester, I eagerly clicked over to it expecting to see a post, about, you know, housekeeping.

Instead, it was a housekeeping post about a new series called "31 days of..." in which everyone is being encouraged to participate.

Apparently, one is to write about one topic for the 31 days of October and link up one's post for the world to read. It could either be a great traffic generator or an exercise in complete frustration--and time consuming to boot.

I was crushed when I realized Nester wasn't going to write about housekeeping. I'd love to read about how to keep my house. In fact, I just finished reading a two and a bit year old blog on just that by Nony the Slob. (She calls herself that.) It is a wonderful read. She's honest, insightful, funny and wise.

As I read, I thought about my house--or rather--my housekeeping. (I think about my house far too much as it is, thank-you-very-much. But cleaning? Not so much.)

I'd like to begin as she did--small--with a daily checklist of tasks that need to be done everyday. The blog will serve as my "report" and a spot for a few ruminations. I don't promise scintillating content every single day--but I do hope to have a home clean enough for the fridge guy.

As well, I'm also taking a new course from Simplify 101 called Habits and Routines These three things: blogging, keeping house and the course should all dovetail nicely.

So, that's my plan for October--to create and establish a few housekeeping routines that fit me and my family while blogging about it. I made a button (using Nester's image and this tutorial).



This will be your cue that what follows is a post in the series.
I also made a page (link at the top) so you can find all the posts, in order, starting with this one.

7 comments :

Sallie said...

I also should have done the 31 days of housekeeping. Hubby would have loved that. I chose instead to write the 31 days of autumn recipes. I agree with you. It will either be fun or very frustrating. Good luck!

Alana in Canada said...

Thanks! I'm sure your husband loves to eat, though.

Lori said...

I'll be following along hoping for some motivation!! LOL!!

Debra said...

I thought she was doing her 31 days about housekeeping too. :) I have to say I was a bit disappointed that she wasn't so I am glad you are! I decided to do mine on hospitality. I hope you get a chance to stop by. Looking forward to you tips!

jennibell said...

Looking forward to following along!

The Nester said...

Guess what?! If you desperately want to hear 31 days of my housekeeping tips...I did that last year::

http://www.thenester.com/2010/10/31-days-a-beautiful-mess.html

31 Days to a Less Messy Nest

but I'm not very organized, something tells me your series is gonna be fantastic!
xo

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I think this is great. I will enjoy what you write about. I'm doing 31 days of Autumn Bliss joining in on the fun. It will be wonderful. Please come by for a visit!
Blessings,
Debbie

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