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jampss

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The last two weeks of Jumpstart January will be Christmas Recovery for us ... January 20-31 as DD31 is coming for a visit mid-January and we will keep Christmas up till after she leaves.
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THE MASTER LIST!!

[] De-decorate living room
[] De-decorate tree
[] De-decorate the kitchen and the dining room
[] De-decorate outside
[] Clean out refrigerator.....get rid of any lingering leftovers.
[] Put away holiday DVDs, music, books etc. on Christmas Shelf in living room
[] Organize gift wrapping/bags storage bin

~~~ Cleaning Weekly (or a few weeks) ~~~
Christmas Recovery
Living Room
Front Porch/ Entry Way
Master Bedroom
Bathrooms
Kids Rooms
Carport/ Screen Room
Computer Desk Area
Kitchen
Dining Room
Hall Closets
Laundry Room
Backyard/ Shed



Living Room
[] Clean ceiling fan
[] Dust
[] Wash window
[] Vacuum recliner sofa and under
[] Vacuum under carpet sectional
[] Organize entertainment center (go thru tapes and CD's, DVD's, mark on list, give away if not needed)
[] Go through book shelves (look at all titles - give away if needed)
[] Look at all knick-knacks (give away if not needed)

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Front Porch
[] Clean the light fixture.
[] Sweep the porch.
[] Sweep down the walls and get rid of cobwebs.
[] Wash the windows
[] Trim hedges
[] Front Door oiled
[] New door wreath/decoration

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Master Bedroom
[] Clean and re-hang curtains
[] Organize nightstand drawer, sweaters bins, chest of drawers
[] Clean window
[] Clean out under bed
[] Clean out closet
[] Dust
[] vacuum

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Master Bath & Hall Bath
[] De-clutter medicine cabinet and other shelves
[] Clean cabinet doors, switches, vents, light fixtures, tub (Mr. Clean sponge)
[] Clean shower
[] Clean toilet, counters, sinks, mirrors (the usual)
[] vacuum the wooden slats to cupboard doors
[] Organize under sink
[] sweep floor, clean baseboards

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Son's Room (His Job to Do)
[] Clean under bed
[] Go through books
[] Go through closet
[] Dust Desk, Computer, Shelves
[] Vacuum

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Screen Room/ Carport
[] Clear out Rubbermaid Unit
[] Clear out tool area
[] Sweep/ Vacuum
[] Clean up recycle & trash can area
[] Wipe chairs, table, bench etc.

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Computer Desk Area/ Craft/ School Room
[] Go through desk drawers
[] Dust and organize the pile of paper crap by the computer
[] Air blow out inside of computer ... DH/DS helps
[] Go through filing cabinet, organize the home school files
[] Go through shelves above the computer, organize, give away
[] Go through book cases, organize, give away
[] Organize craft table
[] Organize, closet, give away unused items (contains craft stuff and stuff-stuff)
[] Dust everything else
[] Vacuum

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Kitchen Surfaces/ Kitchen Inside Cabinets & Such
[] Wash down all fronts of cabinets
[] Wash down frig, stove, micro, dishwasher
[] Wash down all counter tops including bar area
[] Organize Cabinets Under: Sink, By Stove
[] Organize Cabinets Upper: Sink, By Stove, Above frig
[] Clean out frig and wipe down
[] Wipe out stove
[] Clean inside dishwasher w/vinegar rinse
[] Wipe out microwave w/vinegar

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Hall Closets
[] Organize Pantry closet
[] Vacuum floor and dust shelf
[] Put back only what needs to be in there!
[] Take everything out of hot water/heater/AC closet
[] Vacuum floor
[] Put back things only if they can do there and NOT be a fire hazzard!
[] Go through Towel/Sheet/Medicine hall closet
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Laundry Room
[] Wash down inside/outside of back door
[] Go through shelves and throw away or give away
[] Wipe down washer (or vinegar clean), inside of tub and fabric softener tube
[] Wipe down dryer and clean lint trap outside of house and front panel
[] Mop

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Backyard & Shed
[] Clean out shed, throw away or donate, Sweep out
[] Clean out play house, throw away or donate, Sweep out

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Dining Room
[] Wipe down table and chairs with furniture oil
[] Dust ceiling fan
[] Dust Photo Album shelf
 
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I like to have Christmas put away by New Year's Eve. I go back to work on January 2nd and I like to have the house "back to normal" before then.
In January I do a spruce up. There are 4 weeks and I concentrate on bedroom, bathrooms, kitchen and loungeroom, the 4 rooms that need the most attention in the first few weeks of the year.
 
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I found this old post of mine ... about another old post ... LOL and well, I like lists, but I'm not great at the follow through. Perhaps this will maybe sort of help me start and keep the momentum. :)
 
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For me, Christmas never gets put away until Epiphany. And, starting Jan. 1, I go back to my own personalized cleaning plan that is a room by room rotation throughout the months. I have archived copies of calendars I've used over the past umpteen years, so it's easy to print out a new one for Jan. 2024 and have it ready to follow. But, Christmas? Not until the 1st weekend in Jan., at the earliest.
 

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Hanukkah gets to share the mantle with Christmas after the eight days.

I prefer to leave all the winter holiday stuff up until Epiphany but since we usually leave for FL right after New Year's I have to have everything put away because I don't want to come back to a winter house in April.
 

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I like to concentrate on getting a head start for a few reasons. I really suffer from the post Christmas blues (every.single.year :rolleyes:) so by setting myself goals it does somewhat help with this.
I also just like the fact that we have a whole new 365 days to explore and I like to get moving with the adventure as soon as I can.
 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy!

It's almost time for Jumpstart January 2024! LOL
 

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I will be starting after DD31’s visit mid January. I’m keeping Christmas UP!
 

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I will be starting after DD31’s visit mid January. I’m keeping Christmas UP!
How exciting. I hope that you have a great visit
 
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I have done a tad bit of my list ...

[] De-decorate living room
[] De-decorate tree
[] De-decorate the kitchen and the dining room
[X] De-decorate outside
[X] Clean out refrigerator.....get rid of any lingering leftovers.
[X] Put away holiday DVDs, music, books etc. on Christmas Shelf in living room
[X] Organize gift wrapping/bags storage bin
 

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Christmas is still up on the main floor! Next week will start to come down.

What’s done: All the wrapping supplies and gift closet area.

In progress: Doing a pantry/ freezer challenge in January and February to tidy up those areas. Will use up all those things that are hanging around, going to out of date, etc, etc. I have given my self a 100$ budget per month for dairy and fresh produce only. I’m also doing a no spend Jan/feb too. We absolutely need nothing, not even food!! Do not need to bring anything new into this house. Husband is trying to play along. He did buy me a birthday ice cream cake and a quilting magazine for my birthday.
Also working on a list of things I need to either donate or pitch.
 

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I have started my 4 weeks 4 rooms challenge. There are 4 weeks in January and I have 4 rooms that seem to suffer the most during the Christmas season. They are also the rooms that most Christmas gifts and stocking fillers received are to go in.
Week 1 bathrooms (X)
Week 2 Kitchen (X)
Week 3 Bedroom (X)
Week 4 Loungeroom (X)

By doing it this way my house gets back to order pretty quickly.
I will start a modified HGP in March to get the house ready for Winter.
 
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Wonderful ideas, ladies! :)
 

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Alright ... Christmas Recovery is complete! I will be starting on the Living Room next ... :)

[X] De-decorate living room
[X] De-decorate tree
[X] De-decorate the kitchen and the dining room
[X] De-decorate outside
[X] Clean out refrigerator.....get rid of any lingering leftovers.
[X] Put away holiday DVDs, music, books etc. on Christmas Shelf in living room
[X] Organize gift wrapping/bags storage bin

Ah, so sad to pack it all away after DD31's mid January visit. But it was fun to still have Christmas with her!! DH and I did the dusting and vacuuming, too. And I have this curio cabinet that once a year, after Christmas, I take all the things off the shelves and give it a good once over. Whew!



~~~ Cleaning Weekly (or a few weeks) ~~~
Christmas Recovery
Living Room
Front Porch/ Entry Way
Master Bedroom
Bathrooms
Kids Rooms
Carport/ Screen Room
Computer Desk Area
Kitchen
Dining Room
Hall Closets
Laundry Room
Backyard/ Shed

And now that I am looking, some of the living room has been done with the packing away of Christmas ...

Living Room
[] Clean ceiling fan
[X] Dust
[] Wash window
[X] Vacuum recliner sofa and under
[X] Vacuum under carpet sectional
[] Organize entertainment center (go thru tapes and CD's, DVD's, mark on list, give away if not needed)
[] Go through book shelves (look at all titles - give away if needed)
[] Look at all knick-knacks (give away if not needed)
 

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I am going to do some things on my list today!!!
 

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Worked a little on this ... just need to do the window tomorrow and start on the dining room.

Christmas Recovery
[X] De-decorate living room
[X] De-decorate tree
[X] De-decorate the kitchen and the dining room
[X] De-decorate outside
[X] Clean out refrigerator.....get rid of any lingering leftovers.
[X] Put away holiday DVDs, music, books etc. on Christmas Shelf in living room
[X] Organize gift wrapping/bags storage bin

Ah, so sad to pack it all away after DD31's mid January visit. But it was fun to still have Christmas with her!! DH and I did the dusting and vacuuming, too. And I have this curio cabinet that once a year, after Christmas, I take all the things off the shelves and give it a good once over. Whew!

~~~ Cleaning Weekly (or a few weeks) ~~~
Christmas Recovery
Living Room
Dining Room

Front Porch/ Entry Way
Master Bedroom
Bathrooms
Kids Rooms
Carport/ Screen Room
Computer Desk Area
Kitchen
Hall Closets
Laundry Room
Backyard/ Shed

Living Room
[X] Clean ceiling fan
[X] Dust
[] Wash window
[X] Vacuum recliner sofa and under
[X] Vacuum under carpet sectional
[X] Organize entertainment center (go thru tapes and CD's, DVD's, give away if not needed)
[X] Go through book shelves (look at all titles - give away if needed)
[X] Look at all knick-knacks (give away if not needed)

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Dining Room
[] Wipe down table and chairs with furniture oil
[X] Dust ceiling fan
[X] Dust Photo Album shelf
 
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Boy. I think I am avoiding washing the window! LOL

Still trying to do a little here and there on my list!
 
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Ok. I was sick at my dad's for like two weeks the end of February ... soooooooooo it's time to get back on track!
I see I have two items to finish in the first two sections and then I have added a third!!
It's SPRING TIME! Time to get cleaning!


Living Room
[X] Clean ceiling fan
[X] Dust
[] Wash window
[X] Vacuum recliner sofa and under
[X] Vacuum under carpet sectional
[X] Organize entertainment center (go thru tapes and CD's, DVD's, give away if not needed)
[X] Go through book shelves (look at all titles - give away if needed)
[X] Look at all knick-knacks (give away if not needed)

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Dining Room
[] Wipe down table and chairs with furniture oil
[X] Dust ceiling fan
[X] Dust Photo Album shelf

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Screen Room/ Carport
[X] Clear out Rubbermaid Unit
[X] Clear out tool area
[X] Sweep/ Vacuum
[X] Wipe chairs, table, bench etc.
[X] Clean up recycle & trash can area
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I have started doing a modified HGP. It is the same cleaning plan as the HGP but none of the Christmas prep. I have done this twice a year for the last 4 or 5 years and it really helps keeping the house in good condition.
This week was front porch and entry way.,
 
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