Clean House Advent Calendar -Day 1 {Kitchen Cleaning Part 1}

Well, I was sitting outside this morning, thinking about my messy house and how I can keep you all updated on my progress. I started thinking about all the advice and support I was given in comments, on Facebook, and in private messages. It occurred to me that I could get this house turned around by the end of December if I created a challenge for myself. And then I had an a-ha moment…a Clean House Advent Calendar!

Starting today, I’m going to clean one room or one area and document my progress here on the blog. I think I’ll start with the kitchen today so here are a few pics of the before.

Clean House Advent Calendar {Day 1 - Kitchen}

dirty dishes in the sink

kitchen counter clutter

nasty dirty stove

trash can overflowing

There you have it, folks, my messy kitchen.

Now, today after church I set my sights on cleaning it up or at least starting the cleaning. I washed the dishes and cleaned the counters, bagged up the trash and picked up the clutter.

Here’s the after pics…

Day 1 - Clean Kitchen {Clean House Advent Calendar}

clean counter space

clean counter space 2

clean kitchen shelves

I’m planning to clean a little more for days 2 and 3 so keep following along.

Are you up for the challenge in cleaning up with me? Do you already have a clean house and have tips for me?


  1. I’m proud of you! You recognized the problem and you have a plan. And my #1 tip for the kitchen is clean up as you go along then a once weekly deep cleaning will be easy.
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