Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Spring Cleaning Week

Can you guess what I'm up to this week?

Yep. Spring cleaning!

I have a couple of days to spend working on this project and I'm trying to get as much as I can done in that time. This probably won't be the most thorough spring cleaning job that I've ever done and I may not even finish the whole house but what I can do will make a big difference and I can move on to other things! As FlyLady says, "Housework done incorrectly still blesses your family."

While I strive to keep my home reasonably clean,  I probably don't clean as much as I should. I think overall, I'm more neat than clean. Funny how a reasonably neat house can fool folks into thinking it's really clean! :-)

So in light of that information, it's time to do some real cleaning!

What I hope to accomplish:

All Rooms
*wash windows and mirrors
*clean blinds
*sweep cobwebs
*sweep and mop floors
*vacuum, wash and shake out rugs (depending on type of rug)
*dust and wipe all surfaces, furniture, decorations, table and chairs
*wash throws, pillow covers and curtains, if needed (only if needed!)
*scrub baseboards, doors,doorways, cabinets/woodwork and window frames
*wash spots on walls and ceilings, if needed

* wash shower curtain and bathmat
*deep clean tub (More than a quick swipe is what I mean here!)
* regular cleaning of sink and toilet

Kitchen and Laundry Room
* use oven cleaner on oven
*clean burners and cover with new foil
*clean microwave
*scrub outsides of appliances
*tidy laundry room a bit

What I Won't Be Doing
*scrubbing entire walls and ceilings
*cleaning out cupboards
*moving every single piece of furniture (although I will move some)
*organizing and decluttering every room (which I love to do, although is something is obvious then I will take care of it!)
*light fixtures
*spending hours on every room. I simply don't have the time for that this time around.  So I'll get what really needs to be done and work on the rest another time.

And now I'm off to give this house a freshening!


Melanie said...

Hi, Mary Ann~
It sounds like you're going to be very busy.
We've been cleaning and clearing out the clutter here.
We've thrown away a lot, and my husband is going to take two boxes and six bags of stuff to Goodwill today. It's such a good feeling. :)
Have fun cleaning!

Anonymous said...

I think your list is great. I've had to relax my standards a bit due to health. Like yourself, I try to be neat and somewhat clean. As for clutter I am continually working on it as I can. There will never be a time that the whole house is spotless, so I take victory in the small things. :)

Besides, I think having a clean and organized home is great, but it's not everything in life. I'm sure you will do a great job!