Friday, October 25, 2013

Review of ROTM: The Bathroom

As we near the end of October, I thought I should check in regarding the ROTM. I confess, I have not been successful in making a lot of progress in the Bathroom. I did some extra cleaning as well as changing the shower curtain but that's about it.

You know what though? It's okay. I have learned in this new Domestic Diva Adventure that October is not a good time for me to start something like this. The month looked blank when I came up with this idea, but reality packed in a lot of commitments and responsibilities that took me away from my plan to deep clean the Bathroom.

So with the new knowledge, we move on. :) My goal is still to work on the Bathroom so I can get the tasks completed. With the last week of October and into November, I am going to keep the Bathroom as my ROTM. And I've decided to make the Living Room the ROTM for December. I will need to re-work the room to fit our Christmas tree in for the Holidays so it will be the perfect time to deep clean it. I'm printing off my work sheet and starting to fill it in right now.

So how did you do in October? Did you complete your room? Do you still have more to do? Are you continuing with the same one for November or starting a new one?  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Middle of October already?!?

Unbelievable!! Somehow October is flying by and we've already past the middle of the month mark. You are probably wondering what has happened in the bathroom. Unfortunately, nothing. I have been doing other things instead. The weather was nice so I worked outside, planting raspberry bushes in the backyard and expanding our flower garden in the front. A dear friend gave me a bunch of plants and I needed to get them in the ground while the getting was good. And then, being in Canada, we had Thanksgiving weekend. Silly me volunteered to host one dinner here plus take desserts to another one. Needles to say, it was a whirlwind of cooking and baking lately.

So, I will get back to the bathroom. I have been doing my regular cleaning in there but the extra stuff I wanted to do hasn't happened yet. I have not forgotten about my plan. It just got delayed a little. I'm really glad I picked a small room to work on this month.

Are you working on a room in your home this month? How is it coming along? Did you get sidelined by other tasks like I did or are you cruising through and making progress?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October's Room of the Month

Today's the first which means it's time for the big reveal. :) The ROTM for October will be The Bathroom.

In this house, we have two, however one is in my BIL's apartment so I only have to deal with one. ;) Sometimes having only one bathroom for the four of us can be a bit much, which is why I want to take my time and make it work a little better for us.

Today I'm just starting with my checklist and filling in the four sections (purge & organize; deep clean; repairs & changes; things to purchase). I'm sure there will be more to add later on but it's good to have a starting point. And I like checking stuff off to show myself I'm making progress.

As I attack the areas of the bathroom, I'll be taking before and after pictures so you all can see how I'm doing. By the end of the month, we should have a bathroom that's working a little better for this family.

What room could you work on? Do you want to do the bathroom like I am? Make your own checklist with it divided into the four sections, then get at it. :)