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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monthly Challenge - March



(An old photo of me cleaning our fridge when we first moved to Texas.)

If you don’t know what the challenges are about, please read the first one. :-)

I had written up a different challenge for this month, but then realized that the northern regions of the globe would maybe be too wintry still for it to practical, so I had to figure out something else.  I postponed the other challenge to April, so that little hint should keep you guessing. :-)

Since it’s March and “Spring Cleaning” is popular with some people, I thought this challenge might be a good one for us to do this month.

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Clean something that you know needs to be done, but you have been putting off.

And/Or

Get rid of 5 things you don’t really need or never use.

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Even if you don’t practice “Spring Cleaning” (which I don’t) this challenge is doable.  A lot of us have some cleaning job that is nagging us that we could get done this month.  I can think of more than one at the moment.  It doesn’t have to be something huge and exhausting.  You don’t have to clean out the whole garage.  Pick something for which you have the time and energy.  Ideas:  Clean the fan blades of ceiling fans in one or more rooms, clean the top of the fridge, wash a load of rags that have been waiting to get done, clean out the bath tub you never use, etc.  Cleaning and getting rid of 5 things could easily be combined in some cases such as cleaning out the fridge.

On the other hand, if you’re not up for a cleaning project at all, you can get rid of 5 things you don’t need, want or use.  That should be fairly easy for anyone, except maybe a pathological hoarder.  (If you feel too overwhelmed by the thought of getting rid of 5 things, and assuming you’re not a minimalist, you might want to seek professional help.  Seriously.)  Some areas to look: clothes closets, storage areas, cleaning supplies, the freezer or deep freeze, shoes, book shelves, seasonal décor, toy boxes, craft/sewing area, etc.

I’m thinking that it probably would be good for me us, if I did both of these challenges this month!  Since some of these challenges are meant to improve our own personal spaces, naturally it can improve things for those around us as well. :-)


The Enchanting Rose

28 comments:

  1. I am enjoying these challenges -- thank you :-)

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    1. You're welcome. Glad to have you on board. I'm enjoying them myself. :-)

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  2. This is a good challenge - and it coincides with a need for me to do some specific cleaning which I've been putting off for awhile but which hope to accomplish today! :) Maybe I'll try to do this challenge multiple times this month seeing as it's still the beginning of the month!!

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    1. Sounds like a good idea, Clara! :-) Hope it works out well!

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  3. Autumn cleaning here!!! I have a bag of things ready to go to the charity bin in my car, just haven't got to the bin as yet!!! I might see if I have anything to add before the bag is placed in the bin!

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    1. That's great, Jo. It feels good to get stuff out that we don't use or need, doesn't it? I find it feels like I'm freer. :-)

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  4. Great challenge! I am going to clean the top of the fridge (It has been awhile... *insert shame face here*). I found you via Roses of Inspiration and will follow along :) Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you stopped by and are going to participate.
      I hope your tall family and friends appreciate your efforts. hehe. :-) I need to do our fridge again too, but it needs to be dragged out to do a thorough job!

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  5. This is a good challenge. I'm cleaning my crafting area.

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    1. Great! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :-) I'm sure you'll feel better to have your crafting area cleaned up. I've been slowly working on my sewing room for awhile!

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  6. That's a couple of good ideas. I've not long cleaned and rearranged my china cabinet, so maybe I will do something else I've been avoiding and clean out my pot cupboard, sigh.

    Diana

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, and welcome to the monthly challenge. :-) I hope you enjoy getting your goal accomplished. I debated what I was going to do clean, but today I got mine done. I'm also working on getting rid of 5 things, just for good measure. I think I'll mention what I've done in next month's post. :-)

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  7. Hi there, and thank you for the challenge. I need this because it's just too easy to do the fun things like knitting and crocheting and put off the needful, less absorbing things until later/never. lol This is a good challenge; thanks again!
    p.s. I'm visiting from Roses of Inspiration. :)

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    1. Welcome, and thanks for commenting. I know what you mean about it being easier to do the fun stuff. :-) I knuckled down and got my cleaning project done today, and it does feel good!

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  8. Glad I found these challenges, These should be a lot of fun. Something a little different to add to each month!

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    1. Welcome, Jill. I hope you enjoy the challenges. Each month will be something different - I hope - to keep us stretching ourselves a bit. :-) Thanks for leaving a comment too.

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  9. What a fabulous challenge! I will have to try this sometime :) I just finished spring cleaning my home and I think I got every corner and nook... :) Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration - I greatly appreciate it. Hugs!

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    1. Well, you could still get rid of five things. ;-) Anyway, I'm glad you liked it.
      You're welcome for the share. Thanks for inviting me to participate. I've enjoyed it.

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  10. So nice to meet you through dear Stephanie and I love your post. I certainly can use this to challenge myself and although we are still deep in Winter here in Eastern Canada I look forward to getting onto Spring doings.. I am your newest follower.. God bless. xo

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    1. Welcome! I'm glad you are going to join the challenge. I hope you get some real satisfaction out of it. I have myself.

      Thank you for following and for commenting. :-)

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  11. Good morning! Just wanted to pop in and let you know this post has been featured at Roses of Inspiration :) Thank you for linking up last week! Hugs!

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    1. Oh, thank you very much! :-)
      You're welcome, and I'll try to link up something today. :-)

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  12. Great idea! I'm a big fan of organizing and seasonal cleanouts.

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    1. Thanks! :-) I hope you can participate. I've quite enjoyed accomplishing my projects this month.

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  13. I also found you through Stephanie. Well I'm 3 months behind, but looking forward to catching up! Love this idea.
    Glad I found you...
    Blessings,

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    1. Welcome to the challenges! I hope it's a blessing to you. It certainly has been to me already. :-)

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  14. What a great idea, Mary. I will be cleaning some things today with your challenge in mind. Always more fun to work together !
    Thank you for bringing this up.

    Hugs, Wilma.

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    1. Thanks, and your're welcome. It is more fun to do things together, even from a distance. :-) I'm quite enjoying this series myself so far.

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