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Discussion in 'Cleaning Year Round' started by momof9, Jan 2, 2016.
Is anyone else starting a housework plan for January?
So after posting this I went over to organizedhome.com and looked over the 2016 Cleaning Grand Plan which starts tomorrow.
I will be doing it. I hope you will join me.
This is how I have scheduled the challenge to suit my needs:
Jan 3- Preview week
Jan 10- Entryway/Foyer
Jan 17- Living room
Jan 24- Kitchen for two weeks
Feb 7- Dining room
Feb 14- Bathrooms
Feb 21- Master bedroom
Feb 28- Kids room
Mar 6- Outbuildings and storage room for 3 weeks
Mar 27- Front porch
Apr 3- Finish up week
I can't promise that I will do all of it- but skipped a lot of the clutter clearing/ organising from the Christmas plans. The house is clean enough but I need to go through things to sort them out- lots of stuff just got dumped into cupboards/ drawers etc.
I had a baby via C-section in October after a very difficult pregnancy. I managed to get a staph infection in my incision and have only been back on my feet for about a month and a half. Needless to say, the kids haven't exactly kept the house up to my usual standards which, to be honest, are not extremely high to begin with.
I need all the help that I can get!
I'll be joining, but my house is in really bad shape...and we will possibly have a move in the Summer. Nothing makes one realize how bad the house is until you consider having to sell it. LOL.
I just didn't do well with a Christmas plan, so I'm hoping doing a plan this time of year will be better. However, I'll stick with one room until it is done, so my plan will differ from most here. I just hope that reading your accomplishments will help keep me motivated and focused on my plan.
I don't get on the computer every day due to my work schedule (gone from my home 13-14 hours each day, 3 times a week), but will try and touch base with you all on my days off.
I'll start with the Master bedroom because that would make my husband the happiest, next after that will be the kitchen.
Happy cleaning everyone!
Momof9 - Congratulations on the new baby!!!!!
I am doing lots of January cleaning, I am not following a particular plan though.
Lots of cleaning & reorganizing here too but no particular plan. In fact I'm trying to do 'holes' so that when I do the grand cleaning they will be done.
Last week I did the guest room armoire, desk and closet. this weekend I did dd's closet.
Yes. Once upon a time, I did a house cleaning plan. Still have the "form". It was called "Jumpstart January"!
So, I guess I have done the recovery weeks. Woo hoo!
I suppose ... I could start with the living room. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm ...
The first two weeks of Jumpstart January will be Christmas Recovery....
 De-decorate living room
 De-decorate tree
 De-decorate the kitchen and the dining room
 De-decorate outside
 Sort through gift closet
 Clean out Christmas notebook, print updated pages
 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 box/storage spot...put in new rolls of paper, tissue, ribbons, tags, and bags, etc
Front Porch/ Entry Way
Carport/ Screen Room
Computer Desk Area
 Clean ceiling fan
 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)
 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 Wreath
 Clean and re-hang curtains
 Organize nightstand drawer, sweaters bins, chest of drawers
 Clean window
 Clean out under bed
 Clean out closet
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
 Go through son's tubby toys
 Clean under bed
 Go through toys and books
 Go through closet
Screen Room/ Carport
 Clear out Rubbermaid Unit
 Clear out Mike's tool area
 Sweep/ Vacuum
 Clean up recycle & trash can area
 Check wind chimes, replace if broken
 Wash down freezer
 Defrost freezer
 Wipe chairs, table, bench etc.
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 ... hubby helps
 Go through filing cabinet, organize the home school files
 Go through shelves above the computer, organize, give away (contains books, Christmas bags, boxes of stuff)
 Go through book cases, organize, give away
 Organize under large craft table ... my Christmas present hiding place!
 Organize, closet, give away unused items (contains craft stuff and stuff-stuff)
 Dust everything else
 Go over bulletin boards and take off old news
Kitchen Surfaces/ Kitchen Inside Cabinets & Such
 Wash down all fronts of cabinets
 Wash down frig, stove, micro, dishwasher
 Wash down all counter tops
 Organize Cabinets Under: Sink, By Stove, By phone, Wooden Bin
 Organize Cabinets Upper: Sink, By Stove, By phone, Above frig
 Clean out frig and wipe down
 Wipe out stove
 Clean inside dishwasher w/vinegar rinse
 Wipe out microwave w/vinegar
 Take everything out of coat closet and sort through
 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 closet
 Wash down inside/outside of back door
 Go through shelves and throw away or give away
 Reorganize the soap shelf
 Reorganize the nail and screw jars, replace some
 Mike go through work bench
 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
Backyard & Shed
 Clean out shed, throw away or Freecycle unwanted items, Sweep out
 Clean out play house, throw away or Freecycle unwanted items, Sweep out
 Check toys, throw out old broken items
 Wash down table and chairs
 Take off seats and vacuum
 redo material on seats and cover with plastic vinyl if needed
 dust and organize food rack
Well I have a house full of sick kids and grandkids. Still I have managed to de-clutter, clean and organize my entryway. Going to start on the living room this week. I still haven't taken down the tree or put away the Christmas décor and it is driving me nuts so I think that I will focus on that today.
How is everyone else doing?
I think of late, I think of cleaning as a four letter word. Hmmmmm ...
I used to be so much better at sticking to the plan. I guess seasons in life, eh?
Well, as I look around, I sure could declutter stuff. Go through a closet etc. Oh well. With DS and his OCD and his therapy ... I just do the bare minimum.
I hope momof9 that you are feeling much better than the beginning of the year.