Overview for Monday, April 10th to Resurrection Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Area of Focus from Friday, April 8th  to Thursday, April 14th is The Kitchen

The Area of Focus from Friday, April 15th to Thursday, April 21st is Your Bedroom, Your Closet, and Your EnSuite Bathroom

Daily Must Do’s

  • Beds made
  • Laundry
  • Trash Collected
  • Nutritious Meals Prepared
  • Dishes Done

Each Day during the Week:

Sunday

  • Worship as a family

Coordinate activities with your family and plan your week together—Make sure all appointments are on the central calendar. Who is taking and picking up children to activities and events? Are we responsible for refreshments for any activities? What clothes are needed for any activities—uniforms, clothes for choral, band, or orchestra concerts?

Monday

  • Put your home in order after the weekend
  • Clean your toilets
  • Check storage for any needed items—toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, cleaning products

Tuesday

  • Duster Dance Day—put on happy music and swoosh that dust right out of your home

Wednesday

  • Desk Day—deal with any current personal and family business, pay bills, and either file papers you need of dispose of papers you do not.

Thursday

  • Floor Day—sweep or vacuum then mop hard floors. Vacuum traffic areas

Friday

  • Put your home in order for the weekend
  • Clean out your car
  • Clean out your purse, diaper bag, computer bag, backpack or whatever you carry with you when you leave the house

Saturday

  • Family Fun Day—work or play together as a family. Wrap up a family work day with a family treat

When you finish decluttering, go back to the beginning and start over again. Each time you will be able to release a little more stuff and make your home more a place of refuge and beauty for yourself and your family. Stuff is less important that having a pleasant and pretty place to live.

How do Areas of Focus work?

Focus on one area of your home for six days. Do your basics and spend 15 to 30 minutes decluttering or cleaning in your zone per day week. Sunday is a day for worship, family, friends, and coordinating the next week’s activities with family and rest.

Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

Start high and work your way down, choose a direction and work around the area.

  • Are there any cobwebs? (M)
  • Are the light fixtures and ceiling fan clean? (M)
  • Are the windows and window treatments clean? (M)
  • Is your refrigerator clean —inside and outside? (M) Are there fingerprints? (as needed) Are you using leftovers? (D) Do any items need to be tossed?(M)
  • Is your freezer clean? (M) Are there any foods that need to be used before they go out of date? (M)
  • Is your microwave clean inside and out? (M or as needed)
  • Are your stove top and oven clean?(M or as needed)
  • Are your drip pans or grates clean? Do they need to be replaced? (M)
  • Is the stove hood and filter clean? (M)
  • Are canisters and decorative items clean? (M)
  • Are there fingerprints or other marks on walls, window sills and woodwork?(M)
  • Are doors and door frames free of marks?(M)
  • Are cabinet fronts clean? (M)
  • Do your cabinets need to be put in order? (M)
  • Is your under sink cabinet clean and in order? (M)
  • Are baseboards clean? (M)
  • Are your countertops clean and sanitized? (D)
  • Are the dishes done and put away (D) Is the dishwasher empty?(D)
  • Clean and sanitize sink(s)
  • Are your floors swept? (D)
  • Do your floors need to be mopped? (W or as needed)

 

Master Bedroom Checklist

The Room

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Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed!
  • Is your bed made? (D)
  • Are there cobwebs that need to be removed?(M)
  • Are there any burned out bulbs in the light fixtures?(M)
  • Do the light fixtures need to be cleaned?(M)
  • Are the ceiling fans clean?(M)
  • Are the windows and window treatments clean?(M)
  • Are the woodwork and walls free of fingerprints and marks?(M)
  • Are the sheets clean? (W)The duvet? The dust ruffle? The Mattress pad?(M)
  • Are the surfaces (night tables, dressers, tables) free of clutter?(D)
  • Does the furniture need to be polished?(M) Dusted?(W)
  • Are your drawers and cabinets in order?(M)
  • What’s under the bed?(M)

The Closet

  • Are the shelves in order?(M)
  • Are the hanging clothes in order, clean, in good repair?(M)
  • Are the shoes in order?(M)
  • Are there items stored in your closet that should/could be stored elsewhere like the attic?(M)
  • Does the floor need to be dust mopped or vacuumed? Does the carpet need to be shampooed or spot cleaned?(M)

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  • Clean cobwebs (M)
  • Clean window treatments (M or S)
  • Wash windows (M)
  • Vacuum fan grill (S)
  • Wash Area Rug—also toilet seat cover, and shower curtain. (M)
  • Clean sink—I wipe mine out after each use (D)
  • Polish faucets (D)
  • Clean toilet (every Monday) (W)
  • Clean tub after every use. Clean and wax shower. (Use car polish. Cover shower floor to prevent getting wax on the shower floor. DO NOT GET POLISH ON THE SHOWER FLOOR) (M/S)
  • Clean shower door—Lemon juice works. You can even slice a lemon and apply directly to the glass. It will cut soap scum and smell fresh, too. (M)
  • Clean mirror (W)
  • Polish countertop (W)
  • Clean grout (M or EOM)
  • Wipe down woodwork, cabinets, baseboards, doors, door and window frames (M)
  • Clean blinds (M/S)
  • Clean out medicine cabinet (S)
  • Clean and organize cabinets and drawers (M)
  • Clean brushes and combs (M)
  • Clean scale (M)
  • Wash floors (Every Thursday)
  • Empty trash. (as needed)

Checklist for Your Child and Your Child’s RoomIMG_0001

Before Bedtime:

  • Put away shoes and clothes
  • Put away toys
  • Lay out clothes for tomorrow

In the morning:

  • Put away pajamas
  • Make Bed

Each week:

  • Dust
  • Vacuum
  • Change sheets

Seasonally:

  • Work with mom to go through outgrown clothes
  • Work with mom to deep clean

Even when I change sheets, it’s nice to have someone work with me. Changing sheets is a great way to work with your children.

Have a Week Filled with Love, Hugs, and Smiles,

Mary

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