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House Cleaning Parties - Livin' the Good Life

Jun. 7th, 2009

02:03 pm - House Cleaning Parties

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Our mom's group is officially taking the summer off, as far as meetings go. But, I proposed at the last meeting that we have "house cleaning parties" this summer. Back in the 70's, my gardening-enthusiast friends used to have garden parties where once a week we got together at someone's house and worked in their garden or yard for two hours, rotating houses each week. The host would serve lunch at the end of the work session. We'd have about 7-10 people show up for these work parties, and it was amazing how much work could get done in two hours. Their yards would be transformed!
Using this model, I proposed that our group of moms do the same thing, only cleaning each other's houses. These moms are so busy with their children that the heavy cleaning often doesn't get done. This is an opportunity to get the windows washed, the floors scrubbed, the tub cleaned, fingerprints removed from walls and doors, new shelving paper put in drawers and cupboards, fridges cleaned out and lots of other stuff. The hosting mom will supervise the children who come along with their mamas and will provide a simple lunch at the end. Moms can get out of the house for a morning, hang out with their friends while they work together, and their kids can play with their friends at a new house each week. I think it's a great idea! I'm organizing it right now, and I'll post about it once we have the first session.


Date:June 7th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
This sounds like a fabulous idea. Please do tell us how this works out. I think it's a win-win. Pictures would be great too, if anyone would feel comfortable with that.
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