Monday, January 2, 2017

Getting Ready for 34 Weeks of Clean!

I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am about officially starting this series next Monday!  Have I already said that?  Probably!  But, really, I am excited!

Already, thanks to your help with sharing these posts, several thousand people have viewed our plan and many have said they are in!

Let the fun begin, next week, January 9th!

Let me clear up a few questions we have had-

Why are you doing this again?
34 Weeks of Clean began as a project to keep me busy while my hero hubby was deployed for a year.  It worked well for us and many others who humored me and participated. ;)  But cleaning, decluttering, and organizing are not just a one time fix.  Our homes do not remain static, no matter how hard we try - thus the need to "rinse and repeat," as one friend put it!

Why 34 Weeks?
It just worked out that way!  Can it be done faster?  I am sure it can.  But take it from those of us who have done this before - if you push too hard or try to work ahead you risk burnout.  This is not a race. Our homes did not get to the place they are now in a day and they will not be magically fixed in a day!  Take one week at a time, enjoy the time you have, and be ready for a new week each Monday!

What does joining us mean?
That you will follow along as we go!  No need to subscribe (although we would love for you to subscribe) and nothing to fill out.  Just hop on the blog each Monday for the week's assignment.  If you want an easy reminder, make sure to like our Facebook page- links will be posted there each Monday!

What do I do then?
How you tackle the assignment is up to you.  No one's house is quite the same and no one works in the same manner.  In addition, some projects will be harder or more time consuming than others. If you work during the week, you may find working on weekends is best for you.  If you are a busy mom of multiple children, you may enjoy enlisting their help and working as a team.  If you are a night owl, 15 minutes a night may be best for you.  Find what works for you and go for it!

Do I need to report in?
Nope!  But we would love it if you would help us encourage others by checking in occasionally!  Plus, if you post a picture on our Family, Faith and Fridays Facebook page for each week's assignment, you will be entered into a special prize drawing!

There are PRIZES?
Yes!  Our friends at 621 Gifts have offered one of our weekly participants the chance to win a $50.00 prize basket!  By posting a picture of your process for each of the 34 weeks, you will be entered into the drawing.  If you are the winner, you will get to choose $50.00 worth of products from their amazing online store.  Remind me to tell you what some of our favorites are!

What if my results don't look like yous?
OK, I made that question up.  But I want to say this - everyone's idea of clean is different.  Everyone's idea of decluttered is different.  Everyone's idea of organized is different.  We ARE ALL DIFFERENT!  This is not a competition.  It is a chance for YOU to take YOUR home back.  Enjoy YOUR results and know you are doing a GREAT job!

Get ready to take your houses back and cheer each other on!  I am so thrilled you are joining us on this adventure!  Can't wait to get to know you!


1 comment:

  1. I am excited to join you again. Looking forward to the "purge" as my husband is calling it and freeing our home of some of the unneeded items. We've already been tackling some areas we knew were in trouble and he took 3 boxes of stuff to giveaway last Saturday.


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