Jumpstart January 2017

Discussion in 'Cleaning Year Round' started by jampss, Jan 31, 2017.

  1. jampss

    jampss Active Member

    I just had to make a new thread with the correct year! 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)
    ____________________________________________

    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
    ____________________________________________

    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
    ____________________________________________

    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
    ____________________________________________

    Son's Room
    [] Clean under bed
    [] Go through toys and books
    [] Go through closet
    [] Clean up kitten area
    [] Dust
    [] Vacuum
    ____________________________________________

    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.
    ____________________________________________

    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
    ____________________________________________

    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
    ____________________________________________

    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
    ____________________________________________

    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
    ____________________________________________

    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
    ____________________________________________

    Dining Room
    [] Wipe down table and chairs with furniture oil
    [] Dust ceiling fan
    [] Dust crab tank
     
  2. jampss

    jampss Active Member

    What I did ... and what I'm going to do!

    Screen Room/ Carport DID SOME OF THIS IN DECEMBER 2016
    [] Clear out Rubbermaid Unit
    [] Clear out Mike's tool area
    [X] Sweep/ Mop
    [X] Clean up recycle & trash can area
    [X] Check wind chimes, replace if broken
    [X] Wash down freezer
    [X] Wipe chairs, table, bench etc.

    ____________________________________________

    Living Room January 16 - 31
    [X] Clean ceiling fan
    [X] Dust
    [X] 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, mark on list, 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)

    ____________________________________________


    Front Porch February 1 - 28

    [] 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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  3. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    WOW, that is quite a list. I am sure that I could adapt this to suit my house.
     
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  4. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Active Member

    Well, January was off to a rocky start with an unexpected death, caring for a sick husband and then getting sick myself. In spite of the month, I did get things done but just not quite to the extent I had hope. Now to think about February Goals!

    January Household:

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

    Party Prep:
    Menu Planning Did some of this
    Inventory party plates, napkins, forks, knives, spoons, cups, and glasses DONE
    Think about guest list and party invitations Did some of this
    Spring Spruce Up: determine what needs to get done indoors/outdoors in the warm weather. Still need to do
     
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  5. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I did absolutely nothing in January. It was a very hot month here and although I was keen to get started I had no energy at all. Hopefully February will be better.
     
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  6. Minta

    Minta Active Member

    Didn't do much in January. I did purge out old Christmas gift boxes that were pretty worn or missing it's mate and old gift bags. We also of a bunch of older outdoor lights that either no longer work or have to many blown bulbs.
     
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  7. Holiday_Mom

    Holiday_Mom Active Member

    Well, I'm back with the spring cleaning this week and prepping for a graduation party in three weeks. There were a lot of unexpected events in our family that needed to be dealt with this winter. It feels good to get back to cleaning and organizing the house.
     
  8. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Have finished deep-spring cleaning all main floor and have dd's room done in basement... we are having a very rainy spring so.... give me time to clean as it's not time to go work outside around the house yet.
     
  9. Miss JoDee

    Miss JoDee Active Member

    I am in a holding pattern with cleaning and organizing, with 8 people in my 3 bedroom 1 bath house and 3 dgds with lots of toys it is nearly impossible to keep it cleaned and organized. Family will be at their new location by July and once that happens we will be re setting the house to be minimal, Plans are to repaint the entire house and hopefully redo the kitchen and bathroom floors. $ may run out before that, we'll see.
     
  10. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    We are in the last weeks of Autumn here and I have done a pretty good job of keeping the house clean. We are settling in for the next few months for Winter.
    Spring is September 1st. In the next few weeks I will start to look at some Spring cleaning/Christmas prep plans and see what I think may work for me.
     

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