Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Weekend

We’ve been very busy this weekend cleaning house at the Frugal Workshop.  Maybe it has something to do with the fact that after 2 & 1/2 weeks of school, we are fully back into the school routine.  Here is a list of chores we’ve accomplished this weekend: 

Laundry – Washed, folded, and put away eight loads of laundry including towels.

Garbage – Gathered up and hauled off this week’s garbage. This is a weekly chore and saves us approximately $20 per month by doing this ourselves.

Refrigerator – Cleaned out the fridge, washed all the dirty dishes and wiped it down inside & out.

Decluttered – My daughter put a lot of stuff she no longer wanted in our dining room this summer. We finally went through everything and cleaned it out. I also hung one picture and two sconces that she no longer wanted in another room. We loaded the items into our van and are waiting until we make a trip to town to donate the lot to Goodwill.

Cleaning – We cleaned out the bathroom and threw out several items that were no longer used and were years past the expiration date. Washed the rugs, dusted, vacuumed, and mopped the floors.

Sewing/Mending – I finally made the time to do some sewing and mended four articles of clothing and one of our quilts that was accidentally torn this summer.

Bedrooms – We stripped all the beds of their linens, washed them, flipped the mattresses and put everything back together again. 

Blog Work - I've been working on the blog this weekend. In order to find recipes more easily,  I created a recipe page. You can find a tab for it along the top of the blog next to the Home tab.

And all of this was accompanied by our daily chores as well. Chores like cooking and cleaning up the kitchen, general pickup, feeding our cats and chickens, and giving them all fresh water, etc. As much as we enjoy the summer break, the school year is good as well because of the routine and order it adds to our lives. 

How have you spent your weekend?

© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2012.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”


  1. Wow, you've both been busy! Our weekend has been a little more relaxed than usual. Other than the routine daily chores we've not accomplished anything grand -- but a quiet Sunday at home is nice.

    1. I love quiet Sundays at home, Shara, and that is usually how we spend our Sundays. I don't know what got into us this weekend. All I could figure is that we were craving order for school. I do love having a clean house too. Happy to hear you had a relaxing Sunday at home. :)

  2. Hi Belinda!
    My goodness, you've been busy! And has it really been 2 1/2 weeks since school began again for your area? We have just over a week to go. I'll really miss having my kids at home so much, but I'm also looking forward to getting back into a routine. I need to do some major de-cluttering.
    This weekend I didn't get all the laundry done, or much baking/cooking. But I can get to a lot of that this next week. Even though we have a week of summer vacation left, I did spend a fair amount of time getting things put together for the school year. There is never enough time!

  3. I agree, Lili, there is never enough time! Yes, we went back to school on August 6th for a 2 hour day and then started back full time on the 9th. I love being at home though and having my daughter home with me though just like you do. Just wish for cooler weather is all, lol. :) Enjoy your last week of summer vacation. The cleaning and laundry can wait another week. :)


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