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Spring Cleaning Challenge - Share your thoughts!

Posted by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM
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Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated in the 10 day Spring Cleaning Challenge! We hope you had a great time with this challenge!

Please tell us what you thought of the challenge in the replies below.
Which activities/tips were your favorite?
Which did you find to be the most helpful?
What type of activities/tips would you like to see in future challenges?

In case you missed any of the activities, you can find them all here:

Day 1: Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 1: Set Your Goals
Day 2:
Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 2: Start the Purge
Day 3:
Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 3: Empty That Junk Drawer
Day 4:
Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 4: Clean Your Kitchen ~ WIN A BONUS PRIZE!!
Day 5:
Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 5: Clean Your Kids' Rooms
Day 6:
Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 6: Clean YOUR Room
Day 7:
Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 7: Declutter Your Bathroom
Day 8:
Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 8: Pack Winter Away ~ WIN A BONUS PRIZE!!
Day 9:
Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 9: Dust & Vacuum Everywhere
Day 10:
Spring Cleaning Challenge Day 10: Spring Clean Your Skin


by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM
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by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:08 AM

i love talking about cleaning, so i enjoyed the challenge. my favorite was the goal-setting post - because i really needed to set goals, and was able to use them very productively since the challenge began.

pinkcsmtlgy
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:14 AM

I enjoyed the challenge very much.

Daph2387
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:15 AM
This challenge was so helpful. I wouldn't have thought to clean and organize certain areas. Thank you Cafemom and Cafe Steph. Also, thanks to the other moms who posted different areas they were cleaning. Very helpful. (:
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by Bronze Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:15 AM

I really liked it all. My favorite was creating goals. We got everyone in the family here involved. (And, yeah, I even went through my junk drawers!)

I'd like to see an additional "before & after" activity. Have moms take pics, show us what they've done, how they've cleaned and organized, etc. That would be awesome.

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mstef99
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:17 AM

 I think the whole challenge was helpful, it motivated me to get moving and do what needed to be done.  The Dust and Vacuum everywhere was the best because I usually dust but vacuum around furniture.  It does make a difference when you do it thoroughly!

Thanks for the challenge!

tabby1979
by Member on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:18 AM

i love cleaning challenges

DeeMcA79
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:18 AM
The challenge helped me get motivated to do my Spring Cleaning. Made it kinda fun.
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lillucky8
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:19 AM
I loved it! I can always use new tips or reminders of what to get done :)

My fav was reminding us to purge. Ive been trying so hard to do this. I tend to be a saver, like im sure ill use this, and then a yr later i havent, so it helped me keep my urge to purge going.

I found all the tips helpful. It was helpful to have a daily reminder of another thing to get done, often ill get started and get sidetracked so this helped me to remember what i needed to do.

In future challenges i think the prize should be a cleaning person to demonstrate the activities lol
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MayMommy07
by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:20 AM
Enjoyed the challenge each day! Thank you cafe steph and cafemom!!! Cleaner house yes!!!
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MamaJane
by Jane on Apr. 22, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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I really enjoyed it and looked forward to it each day.

I liked the days that were a balance of doable but still took more than a few minutes like cleaning the master bedroom.

The first 3 days were kind of a waste, especially having a whole day to make a list. And then to have the 4 th day be clean the kitchen. The kitchen is way too much for one day if you have it all to do. Maybe breaking it down like take everything out of the cabinets, clean them out, get rid if things you don't new and then replace all the things.
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