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Keep your counters clear and your dishes done. Empty your dishwasher as soon as the cycle is over and put dirty dishes inside instead of leaving them in the sink.

Overview for the Week of Sunday, July 9 to Saturday, July 15, 2017
The Area of Focus from Saturday, July 8th to Friday, July 14th is the Kitchen.
The Area of Focus from Saturday, July 15th to Friday, July 21st is Your Bedroom, Closet, and EnSuite Bathroom. An EnSuite is a bathroom attached to your bedroom. If there is not a bathroom attached to your bedroom you may clean a family bathroom, but don’t have to. The Focus on the Bathroom is from the 29th to the end of the month.

Daily Focus

Sunday
• Worship as a family
• Coordinate activities with your family and plan your week together

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 paperwork

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
Have a week filled with hugs, smiles, and love,
Mary
Understanding Areas of Focus:
Focus on one area of your home for six days. Do your basics and spend 15 to 30 minutes decluttering, organizing, or cleaning in your zone per day week. Sunday is a day of rest. The Father knew what He was doing in creating a rhythm of work and rest.
Key: D= Daily W= Weekly M= Monthly S=Seasonally EOM= Every Other Month
Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
• 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 (M) Are there any foods that need to be used before they go out of date?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 baseboards clean? (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 your countertops clean and sanitized? (D)
• Is your sink clean and sanitized? (D)
• Are your floors swept? (D)
• Do your floors need to be mopped? (W or as needed)
• Are the dishes done and put away (D) Is the dishwasher empty?(D)
Bedroom Checklist
• Is your bed made? (D)
• Are there cobwebs that need to be removed?(M)
• Are there any burnt 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)
• Is 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)
Cleaning Checklist for Your Bath
• 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. 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 cobwebs (M)
• Clean window treatments (M or S)
• Wash windows (M)
• Vacuum fan grill (S)
• 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)

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