Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Back To School Clean Up Challenge

Here is the new challenge...clean something!LOL What I'd like to see this time is for the focus to be on getting ready for the new school year. Pick a room; declutter, organize, and use that space the best you can. Now that doesn't mean that it has to be a room that you will use for school but this new focus will be to make your home clean and organized for the school year. If your bathroom is so dirty that you keep losing a kid during each bathtime, then that's the room for you. If the dining room is in a state of perpetual disorder, then clean it! If your kids can't find their way out of their rooms before dinner time, well, either clean it or consider yourself lucky.LOL I'll be sending out a $10 gift certificate from Amazon.com to whoever makes whatever space they choose, to their best advantage.
1. Take a before photo
2. Save the Graphic to your computer
3. Write a comment to me on this post, saying that you are going to participate
4. Post your before photo with my graphic at the top of your post and link back to this post so others can find out about it and post these rules in your post (*snort* clear as mud, right?)
5. Clean target area (LOL)
6. Post an after photo and tell me when you're done so I can keep up with your progress
On the last day of August, I'll have my dd, Allison, pick the best cleaning job and I'll personally send you a $10 Amazon.com gift certificate.

PS. You are welcome to use any of the graphics that my kids made last month! I just thought it'd be easier to keep track if I named this month's challenge differently.


Cynthia said...

Ok.. so now I see it IS ok to still use the other graphics! GREAT! I may be a little slow, but I eventually get things caught up (LOL)!

School room cleaning is a GREAT challenge for August!

Debbie said...

I'm glad you are going another challenge for August, Lisa.

I have a couple smaller areas...my computer cubby and a corner in the kitchen we use for our current school supplies. I'll try and get a post up in the next few days.

Photojenic said...

I've given you an award on my blog.

De'Etta said...

I love this photo. I think I did my big school area last month when I tackled that closet...but anything I organize and/or clean will certainly make it easier to school....so I'm going to join again.

I'll come back and read the rules when I can think. LOL

Liz said...

WOWEE - I am getting behinder & behinder ... but I WILL catch up! Next week.

I've got the shelves to cover & I must figure out some solution for the dining room table/Grand Central Station (which qualifies as school related since that's where those of us who DO homework DO IT).

dorothy said...


This is a good one as I NEED to do this but have been concentrating on organising other rooms. I hope to be involved in this one, in a couple of weeks.

Lisa in Jax said...

I'm glad to see you all wanting to participate again! I'm excited to see what rooms/areas you all pick and how you change them to suit your needs!

Lisa in Jax said...

Thanks De'Etta! I'm really just starting to learn how to use Photoshop but I really wanted to try my own graphic. It wasn't too hard although I did need Jon's help to merge the layers together.LOL I didn't even know that they needed merging.LOL