Overview for July 22nd to July 31st, 2017 Areas of Focus—Front Porch, Entry, and Dining Room (22nd to the 28th)

Bathrooms—(29th to 31st)

The very basic  daily tasks are:

·         Dishes done and put away.

·         Laundry done and put away

·         Trash collected and taken out

·         Rooms put in good general order

I do only these tasks when I am in survival mode. When I cannot keep up in these areas I feel I am falling behind.

 Daily Tasks for Each Week

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

 

Sunday

·         Worship as a family

·         Coordinate activities with your family and plan your week together

 

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

D= Daily, W=Weekly, M=Monthly, S=Seasonally, EOM=Every Other Month

Front Porch Cleaning ChecklistIMG_0008

·         Remove clutter. Put away unneeded items (M)

·         Clean light fixtures and replace any burnt out bulbs. (M)

·         Remove spider webs. (M)

·         Wipe down bannisters and light fixtures. (M)

·         Sweep walkway and porch. (as needed)

·         Get rid of dead plants. (ASAP) Deadhead live plants (D)

·         Do any shrubs need to be pruned back? (S)

·         Do any plants need repotting? (S)

·         Does your doorbell work? Does it need to be replaced or a new battery? (M)

Foyer Cleaning ChecklistThe Hall Tree in Our Entry

·         Clean cobwebs. (M)

·         Clean light fixtures and replace any burnt out bulbs. (M)

·         Wipe down window sills and front door.  (M)

·         Remove fingerprints and marks from door, door frames, switch plates, and walls. (M)

·         Clean window treatments and windows. (M)

·         Polish furniture. (M) Dust. (W)

·         Dust baseboards. (M)

·         Declutter, organize, or straighten coat closet. (M)

·         Sweep, vacuum, or mop the floor. (W)

·         What can you do to personalize your entry and make it more functional and welcoming? (M)

Dining Room Cleaning Checklist

DSCN0038
Keep those flat surfaces clear or put lovely things on them to discourage the dumping of stuff there.

·         Clean cobwebs. (M)

·         Clean light fixtures and replace any burnt out bulbs. (M)

·         Wipe down window sills and front door.  (M)

·         Remove fingerprints and marks from door, door frames, switch plates, and walls. (M)

·         Clean window treatments and windows. (M)

·         Declutter, organize or straighten china cabinet and buffet. (M)

·         Clear top of dining table. (as needed)

·         Dust chair including bottom and legs. (M)

·         Polish furniture. (M) Dust. (W)

·         Dust baseboards. (M)

·         Declutter, organize, or straighten coat closet. (M)

·         Sweep, vacuum, or mop the floor. (W)

·         What can you do to personalize your dining room? (Centerpiece, table cloth, decorative touches).

Cleaning Checklist for Your Powder Room and Family BathDSCN0035

·         Wash Area Rug, toilet seat cover and shower curtain. (M) Wash towels. (W)

·         Clean sink (W) Wipe out after each use

·         Polish faucet. (D)

·         Clean toilet. (W-Monday)

·         Clean tub after each use. Clean and wax shower. (Use car polish. DO NOT GET POLISH ON THE SHOWER FLOOR.)

·         Clean shower door. (Lemon juice works! You also can 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 light fixtures and replace any burnt out bulbs. (M)

·         Wipe down window sills and front door.  (M)

·         Remove fingerprints and marks from door, door frames, switch plates, and walls. (M)

·         Clean window treatments and windows. (M or S)

·         Clean out medicine cabinet. (M)

·         Clean and organize cabinets and drawers, (M)

·         Clean brushes and combs. (M)

·         Clean scale. (M)

·         Polish furniture. (M) Dust. (W)

·         Dust baseboards. (M)

·         Declutter, organize, or straighten coat closet. (M)

·         Sweep, vacuum, or mop the floor. (W—Thursday)

·         Empty trash (D or as needed)

Have a day full of love, hugs, and smiles,

Mary

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s