April 13th  to April 19th, 2014—Routines, Bible Readings, Kitchen, Master Bedroom, Bathroom, and Closet

Sunday is Planning Day—Coordinate Your Schedule and Calendar with Your Family

Having a plan of action will save you so much grief

Bible Readings:         IMG_0371      

Monday— Deuteronomy 16-17                 Psalm 77

Tuesday— Deuteronomy 18-19                Psalm 78

Wednesday—Deuteronomy 20-21           Psalm 79

Thursday—Deuteronomy 22-23              Psalm 80

Friday—Deuteronomy 24-25                    Psalm 81

Saturday—Deuteronomy 26-27              Psalm 82

  • Don’t just read. Pay attention. Underline. Ask questions and look for the answers

Area of Focus: The Kitchen—Tuesday, April 8th to Monday, April 14th

Up NextWeek: Tuesday, April 15th to Monday, April 21st—The Master Bedroom, Bathroom, and Closet

Daily Focus:

Monday—

Launch Your Week

  • Put Your Home in Order after the Weekend
  • Clean the Toilets
  • Check Your Bathrooms for any Needed Supplies—Personal Care, Cleaning, or Paper Products

Tuesday—         

Duster Dance Day—Dusting is not at the top of most people’s lists of favorite tasks. Make it fun. Put on some lively music. Get the right tools and dance that dust right out the door. This is a fun task to share with your kidlets.

Wednesday—  

Desk Day

  • Pay Your Bills
  • Bring Personal and Family Business Up to Date
  • File

Thursday—        

Floor Day—

  • Clean All Hard Floors—Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, or Linoleum

Friday—

Wrap Up Your Week Day

  • Clean Out Your Car
  • Clean Out Your Purse, Backpack, Diaper Bag, Computer Game or Whatever You Carry with You When You Leave the House
  • Vacuum the Traffic Areas in Your Home—Give Special Attention  to Your Bedroom

Saturday—        

  • Family Fun Day—Work or Play Together as a Family and Make It Fun!

Daily in Your Kitchen:

Daily in Your Kitchen—About 4 minutes each day Under 5 minutes each day

While the coffee is brewing:

  • Wipe down the sink (30 seconds)
  • Wipe off the stove (30 seconds)
  • Wipe down the counters (1 minute)
  • Sweep or Swiffer the floor (2 minutes)

 Complete Activity Chart—Kitchen

My fridge
My fridge

Spread the tasks over the week:

 

Food Preparation and Clean Up        
Plan Menus W      
Make Grocery List W      
Clean Dishwasher Door W      
Defrost D      
Prepare Food D or W      
Wash Dishes D      
Load Dishwasher D      
Unload Dishwasher D      
Wash Pots And Pans D      
         
         
Kitchen        
Clean Sink D      
Polish Faucet D      
Sweep Floor D      
Wash Countertops D      
Empty Garbage D      
Sanitize Cutting Board W      
Wash Floor W      
Shake Rugs EOD      
Wash Rugs M      
Wash Windows M      
         
Clean Small Appliances        
Toaster M      
Can Opener M      
Other As Needed      
Clean Under Sink M      
Clean Light Fixtures M      
Clean Telephone M      
Wipe Down Woodwork M      
Wash Canister/

Decorative Items

S      
Wash Woodwork S      
Wash/Dry Clean Curtains Y      
Clean Cupboards/Drawers M      
Empty And Wipe Out Cabinets/Drawers S      
Clean Cabinet  Doors M      
Range/Oven        
Scour Drip Pans And Rims M      
Clean Under Drip Pans M      
Clean Range Hood M      
Clean Knobs/Clock Face M      
Clean Oven Inside And Outside M      
Clean Microwave Inside And Out M      
Wash Range Hood Filter In Dishwasher M      
         
Refrigerator/Freezer        
Defrost Freezer Y      
Clean Inside/Outside/

Top Of Refrigerator

M      
Clean Inside/Outside/

Top Of Freezer

M      
Clean Drip Pan EOM      
Dump Anything Dead M      
Clean The Seals Of The Refrigerator And Freezer M      
Vacuum Refrigerator Coils S      
 

 

Each Day in Your Bedroom and Bathroom:

Your Bedroom–Under 7 minutes each day:

  • Make your bed either before or after your morning shower. (2 minutes)
  • Pick up and put away any clothes, shoes, or jewelry (4 minutes)
  • Straighten your surfaces (night stand and dresser) (under 1 minute)

 

Your Bathroom–Under 2 minutes each day

  • Wipe out the sink (30 seconds) I keep a stack of white washcloths under the sink and use them to wipe out the sink and wipe down the counters at least once a day. Develop the habit of wiping out the sink after every use and it will stay clean.
  • Wipe off the toilet seat and rim (20 seconds)
  • Swish the toilet bowl with a toilet brush (20 seconds)
  • Polish the mirror and faucet (20 seconds)
  • Keep a squeegee in the shower and squeegee the surfaces immediately after your shower or use a shower spray (20 seconds)

 

Complete Activity List—Your Bedroom, Closet and Bathroom

Master Bedroom        
Make Bed D      
Change Sheets W      
Vacuum W      
Dust W      
Dust Picture Frames W      
Polish Furniture M      
Clean Mirror M      
Clean Cobwebs M      
Wash Mattress Pad And Bedding EOM      
Clean Under Bed EOM      
Clean Windows EOM      
Turn Mattress S      
Clean Closets/Drawers S      
         
         
Master Bath        
Clean Sink D      
Clean Tub After Each Bath D      
Clean Mirror W      
Clean Toilet W      
 
Polish Countertop W      
Wash Floors W      
Wash Rugs M      
Clean And Organize Cabinets And Drawers M      
Clean Brushes/Combs M      
Clean Cobwebs M      
Wipe Down Woodwork M      
Clean Shower Stall M      
Wash Shower Curtain M      
Wash Windows EOM      
Clean Out Medicine Cabinet S      
Vacuum Bathroom Fan Grill S      
         
         
         
Master Closet        
Polish Shoes W   Only the shoes you wear  
Check For Clothes Needing Repair/Cleaning M      
Purge Closet Of Unneeded/Unwanted Clothes M      
Remove Seasonal Clothes S      
Organize Closet S      
         
         
Bedroom 2        
Make Bed D      
Change Sheets W      
Vacuum W      
Dust W      
Dust Picture Frames W      
Polish Furniture M      
Clean Mirror M      
Clean Cobwebs M      
Wash Mattress Pad And Bedding EOM      
Clean Under Bed EOM      
Clean Windows EOM      
Turn Mattress S      
Clean Closets/Drawers S      
         
         
Bedroom 3        
Make Bed D      
Change Sheets W      
Vacuum W      
Dust W      
Dust Picture Frames W      
Polish Furniture M      
Clean Mirror M      
Clean Cobwebs M      
Wash Mattress Pad And Bedding EOM      
Clean Under Bed EOM      
Clean Windows EOM      
Turn Mattress S      
Clean Closets/Drawers S      

 

In Your Bedroom, Bathroom, and Closet IMG_0421

  • Your bed is the largest flat surface in your bedroom. Making your bed instantly makes your room look better
  • Mattresses, pillows, bedspreads, quilts, and blankets are harder to wash than sheets and pillowcases. That is why we have sheets. The sheet and pillowcase essentially wrap the blanket and the pillow so they do not need to be cleaned as often. Take time to make your bed including hospital corners and it will stay made if you straighten it each day. How often you change the sheets depends on how clean the bodies that sleep in it are. In the heat of the summer you will need to change sheets more often than in the winter. If you shower or bathe before bed you will not need to change the sheets as often.
  • Wiping down the mirror, sink, and tub will help keep the bathroom clean. I have discovered Norwex products. The star of the line is the Enviro cloth that has silver incorporated into the microfibers. Silver is a natural disinfectant. These cloths clean and sanitize surfaces in an amazingly short amount of time without chemicals.
  • Put your clothes where they belong, either in the hamper or in the closet. The clothes and your room will both look better.
  • Get a valet hook and choose your clothes the night before. You can then make sure they are clean, have all buttons, and zippers, and are wrinkle free. You can also make sure you have the appropriate underwear, shoes and accessories.
  • Just a reminder—everything in your closet should fit, be clean, wrinkle free, and in good repair. If you can’t wear it, it doesn’t belong in your closet.

Hugs,

Mary

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