Good Morning, Lovelies!

It’s the first day of Fall. Today I am trekking up to the attic for a little Fall décor for my home.

Today is Friday, September 22, 2017. This is the first day with our Front Porch, Entry, and Dining Room as our Area of Focus.

Each Friday is Wrap Up Your Week Day.

  • Put your home in order for the weekend.
  • Clean out your car—my son let my grandson have a donut in his car seat in my car! Today I am grabbing my hand held vacuum and getting the crumbs off and out. I am taking a white cloth and my Spot Shot and a tooth brush out with me so I have all the tools I need to remedy the situation.

I try to take trash and stuff out of my car each time I get home but some things may slip by unnoticed. This is the time to deal with it. When you stop to refuel your car there is usually a large trash can. That is also an opportunity to get rid of any trash in your car.

  • Clean out whatever bags you carry with you when you go out the door—purse, backpack, diaper bag, computer bag, or tote. You just never know what you will find in a pocket or in the bottom of the bag. Check every pocket, and compartment.

Cleaning Checklists for the Areas of Focus from September 22 to September 28:

Focus on one area of your home for six days. (Sunday is a day of rest) Do your basics and spend 15 to 30 minutes decluttering or cleaning in your zone per day week

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

 

Front Porch Cleaning Checklist

  • Get rid of clutter. Put away unneeded items. (M)
  • Clean light fixtures and replace any burnt out light bulbs. (M)
  • Remove spider webs (M)
  • Wipe down banisters and light fixtures. (M)
  • Wipe down porch furniture. (M)
  • Sweep porch and walkway. (As needed)
  • Get rid of dead plants. (M) Deadhead live plans (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)

 

Entrance Cleaning Checklist

  • Clean cobwebs (M)
  • Clean light fixtures and replace any burned out light bulbs. (M)
  • Wipe down window sills and front door (M)
  • Remove handprints and marks from doors, door frames, walls and switch plates(M)
  • Clean window treatments and windows. (M)
  • Polish furniture(M) Dust weekly
  • Dust baseboards (M)
  • Straighten the coat closest (M)
  • Sweep, vacuum or mop the floor (W)
  • What can you do to personalize your entry and make it more welcoming? (M)

Dining Room Cleaning Checklist

  • Clean cobwebs (M)
  • Clean light fixtures and replace any burnt out light bulbs. (M)
  • Wipe down window sills and front door (M)
  • Remove handprints and marks from doors, door frames, walls and switch plates (M)
  • Clean window treatments and windows. (M)
  • Clean and straighten china cabinet and buffet. (M)
  • Clean top of dining table (As Needed)
  • Dust chairs including bottoms and legs (M)
  • Polish furniture (M) Dust Weekly
  • Dust baseboards (M)
  • Sweep, vacuum, or mop the floor (move chairs and vacuum under table)(W)
  • What can you do to personalize your dining room? (Centerpiece, table cloth, decorative touches.)

 

Saturday is Family Fun Day—Do you have a plan for some family time working or playing together?

Make it fun. Time doesn’t have to be miserable to be productive. You are building lives and relationships.

Love, love, love,

Mary

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