Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lent List

Lent starts tomorrow.  Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter, starting at Ash Wednesday.  This time marks a time of sacrifice in order to honor the time that Jesus spent in the desert.

Usually, people will give something up as a sacrifice.  Since I know that giving something up at this point in my life is really going to do nothing more than piss me off, I have decided to do something a little different.  I have decided to add something in.

I have decided that I am going to focus on being a better wife for Drew.  I don't feel like our home is as clean as it should, considering the fact that I do not work outside of the house.  Our home is clean, but not nearly as spotless as should be expected.  I am going to focus on that.  I am going to work on planning and making good dinners for Drew to eat while he's working.  (This may be really tough because I strongly dislike cooking.)  I am also going to work on bringing more organization to our home.

Here's my Lent List of things to accomplish in the next 40 days:
  • Organize entryway closet
    • Get basket for winter accessories
    • Organize shoes
  • Clean out dresser
  • Organize guest bedroom closet
  • Organize office closet
  • Organize office
    • Clean and organize desk
    • Get new desk?
    • Clean and organize bookshelf
    • Purge wall hangings
  • Clean out my closet
  • Newlywed map
  • Clean out pantry
I definitely have my work cut out for me, but I think that it should be a good challenge.  On top of all of these tasks that I want to complete, I also will be focusing on cleaning my house more thoroughly.  Bathrooms will be cleaned completely once a week, as opposed to me just cleaning them when they got dirty.  Carpet will be vacuumed at least once, if not twice, a week.  Floors will be mopped once a week.  I will dust once a week.  I will clean off the tables every night, as they have a tendency to be a clutter spot for stuff that Drew drops.  Usually, I'll just clean an area as it gets dirty.  These next 40 days will force me to stay on top of things.


MrsVo said...

I think that is a great idea!! Good luck with your list!

lori said...

It is a interesting idea. I, too, feel like I should have accomplished more than I have.

Lindsay {Designer Wife} said...

I really love this idea. A lot of what's on your list are things I've been saying I'll do for months now... and still haven't. Now, you've inspired me to make a plan to stick to it :)