Jumpstart Janary 2016

Discussion in 'Cleaning Year Round' started by jampss, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    2017
    So. It's. Another. Year. And. Time. To. ----- Clean? LOL

    Here, once again is my list. Not that I followed it much last year. It would be great if I did because the house showed I didn't. Ack! LOL

    The first two weeks of Jumpstart January will be Christmas Recovery....
    January 1-15

    [] 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


    Cleaning Weekly/Monthly
    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/decoation

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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
    [] Clean under bed
    [] Go through toys and books
    [] Go through closet
    [] Clean up kitten area
    [] Dust
    [] Vacuum

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    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
    [] 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 ... 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
    [] Organize, closet, give away unused items (contains craft stuff and stuff-stuff)
    [] Dust everything else
    [] Go over bulletin boards and take off old news
    [] 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
    [] 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

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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 closet
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    Laundry Room
    [] 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
    [] Mop

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    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

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    Dining Room
    [] Wipe down table and chairs with furniture oil
    [] Dust ceiling fan
    [] Dust crab tank
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017
  2. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    Here's my January 2017 plans ....

    The first two weeks of Jumpstart January will be Christmas Recovery....
    January 1-15

    [X] De-decorate living room
    [X] De-decorate tree
    [X] De-decorate the kitchen and the dining room
    [X] De-decorate outside
    [X] Sort through gift closet
    [ ] Clean out Christmas notebook, print updated pages
    [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 box/storage spot...put in new rolls of paper, tissue, ribbons, tags, and bags, etc

    Screen Room/ Carport DID SOME OF THIS IN DECEMBER 2015
    [] Clear out Rubbermaid Unit

    [] Clear out Mike's tool area

    [X] Sweep/ Mop
    [X] Clean up recycle & trash can area
    [] Check wind chimes, replace if broken
    [X] Wash down freezer
    [X] Wipe chairs, table, bench etc.

    ____________________________________________

    Living Room January 16 -31
    [] 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)
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2017
  3. Ahorsesoul

    Ahorsesoul Santa's Elves

    Nice job.
     
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  4. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Wow, that is quite the list.
    I am going to be following a cleaning/declutter plan from a blog that I like. It seems to be close to what I will follow. Most of the information is on the blog but
    DH has ordered me a book for my birthday that is the companion to the plan. When the book gets here I will start.
    I will let you know how it goes!
     
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  5. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    I'm going to join you. :) I have my parent's anniversary party and my daughter's graduation to prepare for in the May/June time frame. It would benefit me if I worked on the cleaning and the planning now while there is a lull in our family activity.

    January Household:
    Finish Christmas Clean Up: tree gets taken down Jan. 10th for tree pick up; stray decorations get put away
    Organize Office: put books away; sort through papers and file
    Sort and Organize Bill writing area - Move 2016 bills out of binder and into storage; check for stamps
    Dust/Vacuum/Declutter Master Bedroom: bureau, chair, side table, book case and closet

    Party Prep:
    Menu Planning
    Inventory party plates, napkins, forks, knives, spoons, cups, and glasses
    Think about guest list and party invitations
    Spring Spruce Up: determine what needs to get done indoors/outdoors in the warm weather.

    I think that is enough to get me started!

    Mary
     
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  6. Christmaslvr

    Christmaslvr Active Member

    I thought this was last years post, but started my list anyway...happy to see this is 2017's thread!

    I failed miserably last year..hoping to make great strides this year!
     
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  7. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Going to be very hot here for all of this week, may have to reassess what I was planning to do.
     
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  8. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    This week I'll print out my deep-cleaning schedule and will start slowly.
     
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  9. AuntJamelle

    AuntJamelle Well-Known Member

    Today is first day back to normal schedule after holidays/winter break and trip to TN to see family. Will be getting things back to normal this week as well as assessing how I want to tackle cleaning plans! :)
     
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  10. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    LOL I put the wrong year!!!! ack!! I tried to edit the title, but I don't see how. I edited my posts, though. Thanks for seeing that. Silly me!
     
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  11. jampss

    jampss Well-Known Member

    Got a few things on my Jan list done in the living room!
     
  12. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Well-Known Member

    The tree is up with only the lights and I have lights on the mantle until mid February. It makes the room cozy until we start getting more light in the late afternoon. All other Christmas decorations are put away.
     
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  13. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Holiday_Mom, your room sounds very cozy with the mantle lights.
     
  14. ejagno

    ejagno Well-Known Member

    I'm hanging my head in shame! Although all of my Christmas stuff is down, it's not put away. I swore that before anything was put away a major declutter had to take place first in the storage area that everything goes back to. I'm praying that the weather will hold out with mild temperatures and no rain for the next couple of days so I can get this preliminary chore done and get everything put away as it should be.

    I've also taken on a new approach to my household tasks and routines that I pray works out better for me. Instead of focusing on one room or area for an entire week I've designated Daily Focus Areas.
    Sunday - Grocery shopping, Laundry - Colored Permanent Press
    Monday - Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Laundry-Bath Rugs & Bed Linens
    Tuesday - Craft room/Office, Hall, Dining Room, Laundry - Kitchen & Bath linens
    Wednesday - Kitchen, Breakfast Area, Fridge, Freezers, Laundry - Colored Permanent Press
    Thursday - Living room, Cook ahead Laundry- whites
    Friday - Auto, Purse, Desk Day, FIL Apartment
    Saturday - The Great Outdoors (gardening, lawn care, garages, porches)

    Much like the HHP plan I've broken specific tasks down to weekly, biweekly, every 3 weeks.....and so one. For instance I don't feel the need to wash my exterior windows every single week so I've scheduled them to be cleaned on the 2nd Saturday of each month. I do however feel it's important to wipe down the front door weekly so it's scheduled for every Saturday as well as sweeping and mopping the decking on my front porch and shaking out the entrance rug. This takes all of 15 minutes. The first Saturday is designated for the front entrance yard and beds as well as hanging plants and window boxes. Everything is weeded, trimmed, fertilized, planted or mowed on this day as needed. The 3rd Saturday is dedicated to the back yard and decks. The 4th Saturday is dedicated to the garage and sheds. The 4 times (April, July, Sept., & Dec.) where we have 5 Saturdays is dedicated to the cleaning and maintenance on the 5th wheel.. I generally put out my seasonal decorations, seat cushions and such on my front porch on the last Saturday of each month.

    As with anything new it's taking some time, but I feel like this will work out great. I'm proud of what January accomplishments look like so far.
     
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  15. Lana

    Lana Well-Known Member

    Ellen, nice to see you posting. Sounds like you have a workable schedule there.
     
  16. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Ellen, wow that is an organised schedule.
     

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