Sunday, April 3, 2011

Belly Babbles Spring Challenge- Week Three

 Belly Babbles

We're on to Week Three of the Spring Challenge and this one is especially important- the Downstairs. This week will include the foyer, the foyer stairs, the kitchen, the living room, the dining room, the sitting room, the office, and a bathroom. This floor is what 99% of our guests see, and where we spend most of our time, so it's very important to me to get it as clean as I can. While some of the rooms we rarely use and maybe will be easier to clean, I'm anticipating that the kitchen and living room will be kind of tedious. And quite honestly I'm not sure that I can do all of this in a week. But it needs to be done, so let's do it!

Keep an eye out this week for a Special Project too...big or small, there's got to be something that can be squeezed in!

I've also (finally, *cough cough*) started my Cleaning Cheat Sheet. I had grand plans to have this done before this challenge ever started but obviously that didn't work out so well. It's a work in progress but I've got some of it down- check it out! There's a link on the homepage or you can click this

Kitchen and Breakfast Nook
Sweep floors
Steam floors
Scrub cabinets
Clean out fridge/freezer and wipe shelves
Sanitize outside of fridge, vacuum coils and clean behind fridge
Clean out pantry
Clean out spice cabinet and replace expired spices
Clean out and organize junk drawer
Dust tops of cabinets
Dust light fixtures
Disinfect & Condition butcher block
Wipe down table and chairs
Sprinkle rug with baking soda and vacuum
Clean windows
Dust and wipe down baseboards
Dust all corners
Wipe counters
Clean tea kettle and coffee pot
Replace burned-out light bulbs
Clean out oven
Clean out microwave
Replace water filters
Wipe down walls
Clean doorknobs
Empty trash can and wash
Wash towels and pot holders

Living Room
Sweep floors
Steam floors
Dust and polish side tables
Dust all surfaces including ceiling fan/light fixture, furniture, mantel, fireplace and TV
Clean windows
Dust plantation shutters
Vacuum furniture
Wash cushion covers
Clean and condition leather sofa
Dust and wipe down baseboards
Wipe down walls
Dust electronics
Take rugs outside to beat.
Sprinkle rugs with baking soda and vacuum
Clean doorknobs
Dust all corners
Replace burned-out light bulbs
Clean coffee table

Dining Room
Sweep floors
Steam floors
Dust light fixtures
Wipe down table and chairs
Clean windows
Dust plantation shutters
Dust and wipe down baseboards
Dust all corners
Replace burned-out light bulbs
Wipe down walls
Clean doorknobs
Take inventory of linens – wash or bleach as needed
Polish silver as needed
Dust and polish wood furniture
Clean mirror
Dust plantation shutters


Bathrooms
Thoroughly clean toilet (including behind, base and hardware)
Scrub bathtub
Clean shower head
Clean sink
Sweep floors
Steam floors
Wash towels
Dust corners
Dust and wipe down baseboards
Replace any burned-out light bulbs
Dust light fixtures
Clean out drains
Refill hand soaps
Make sure toilet paper is stocked
Clean out toiletries and replace as needed
Empty trashcans and wash out
Wipe down walls
Clean mirrors
Clean windows
Wipe down doors
Inspect grout and repair/replace if needed

Office
Sweep floors
Steam floors
Dust light fixtures/ceiling fan
Wipe down chairs
Clean windows
Dust plantation shutters
Dust and wipe down baseboards
Dust all corners
Replace burned-out light bulbs
Wipe down walls
Clean doorknobs
Dust and polish wood furniture
Dust/clean glass picture frames
Dust electronics
Make sure game cabinet is organized
Make sure file cabinet is organized and all yearly folders are up to date
Empty trash
Empty shredder
Wipe down door

Sitting Room
Sweep floors
Steam floors
Dust light fixtures
Vacuum chairs
Wash cushion covers
Clean windows
Dust plantation shutters
Dust and wipe down baseboards
Dust all corners
Replace burned-out light bulbs
Wipe down walls
Clean doorknobs
Dust and polish wood furniture
Clean pictures
Dust and clean piano
Dust book shelves
Sprinkle rugs with baking soda and vacuum

Foyer & Stairs
Sweep floors
Steam floors
Dust light fixtures
Clean windows
Clean door
Dust and wipe down baseboards
Dust all corners
Replace burned-out light bulbs
Wipe down walls
Clean doorknobs
Dust and polish wood furniture
Clean mirror
Polish banister
Sweep stairs
Steam stairs
Dust stair spindles
Take rugs outside to beat.
Sprinkle rugs with baking soda and vacuum
 

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