Summer Projects

Each summer I tackle cleaning and organizing projects for which I don’t have time during the school year. I will usually have scheduled an hour a day for these projects, working from a list I keep to help me undertake what is most important first. This week Mary, Anna, and I are polishing our kitchen cabinets. Because it is wrist-intensive work, we have broken our hour time slot for projects into two half hour times – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. With all three of us working together, we should be finished in four days. Not only are we accomplishing the job that needs to be done, but we have wonderful mother and daughter fellowship as well. Here is a link to a Mom’s Corner where I share a bit more about our cabinet polishing and summer chores in general. This link is for a Mom’s Corner on summer scheduling.

Trusting in Jesus,



7 thoughts on “Summer Projects”

  1. I remember reading about that. Whenever my dd feels disgruntled about having to do chores. I tell her it is a superglue day and she has to spend it with me. She does what I do for chores then. We actually have a good time but she quites complaining after that.


  2. i have no daughters, but that is not to day i don’t enjoy doing chores with my youngest son, who has moved back home after graduating from university in may. on his days off from work he had been helping me sort/toss and declutter. the talks have been so special. all the memories we’ve found hidden in boxes and bins. we are hoping the weather warms up so we can paint the kichen cupboards sometime in july.

    blessings, mrs. mari

  3. I’ve been wanting to ask…what do you use to polish your cabinets? That is a project I want to start doing but wasn’t sure what product was the best to use. Thanks!

  4. We use Guardsman Furniture Polish because it was recommended by the owner of the cabinet shop who put in our cabinets.
    Trusting in Jesus,

  5. What a great reminder for me!!! I know I give my boys way too much stuff that takes way too long and they get frustrated in the process. I guess I thought I was teaching them ‘diligence’….maybe, but as I read this post and saw the small smile on Anna’s face, I was challenged to re-think how I’m doing things and maybe I need to break it down a bit more for them — why couldn’t we put it in 1/2 hour blocks? They’re still learning diligence for those 1/2 hour blocks, huh? And, I want them to ‘enjoy’ working together, too! Thanks for sharing!

  6. After reading this post yesterday, I realized that there are a few deep cleaning chores I needed to do. Today I cleaned my livingroom furniture, polished my livingroom tables, deep cleaned my refridgerator, coffee pot and a few other things in the kitchen. All with my 4 year old daughter by my side. She enjoyed helping me very much. She kept asking what she could do next. We had a great time. Thank you for sharing and for the encouragement.

  7. Just curious, did you make the cleaning aprons yourself? Can you show a full front view of them? The clip in the waist is very clever.

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