Just a few thoughts for those of us that are planning on doing the HGP this year Do you have the cleaning supplies you need? All stocked up on your favorite cleaners? Magic Erasers? Swiffer duster refills? Silver polish? That special cleaner you love? Rubber gloves? Steel wool? Sometimes there are particular cleaning items that we use for special jobs that we might not keep in stock all the time. Try to think of those now and add them to your shopping lists between now and the start of the HGP. I browsed the cleaning pages for each room on the HGP to jog my memory on what I might need/want along these lines... How do you want to handle meals on heavy cleaning days? If you work outside of the home like me, you'll be trying to get things done on the weekend and during the evenings. Weeknights are crazy enough for me, so I usually hit tasks hard on Saturday and Sunday, finishing up little bits as needed on weeknights. Getting dinner taken care of on top of the extra work can be a challenge. Give some thought to easy meal options you can plan ahead for on your heavy HGP days. Frozen pizza? Crockpot meals? Cold cuts from the deli, cheese slices and bakery bread for sandwiches? And I'm sure our family will be ordering pizza at least once so I'm just going to budget for that now, lol! Couldn't hurt, might help, to brainstorm about this now Optional, but fun: Your HGP Soundtrack Are there songs/artists that you might enjoy listening to while cleaning? Create that playlist or locate those CDs now! Swing music can be fun to clean to - nice uptempo beat to keep you moving with a smile! Prepare the family! You guys probably already do this, but I make sure I remind DS more than once as the HGP approaches. Especially in regards to certain things I will need his help with - taking screens off windows, moving in the tall ladder so I clean the high up places, etc. I schedule my HGP weeks via Google Calendar and I invite DS to the ones I need his help on with a note. Simple, but it helps us! What else can you guys think of to get prepared or just get our thoughts in gear for this year? HHP folks chime in too - regardless of the plan - the intent is the same!