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    This is the first time in a long time Iím going to be home all weekend (except part Sunday) with no boyfriend around and no kid. Iím looking to do some major cleaning on Saturday. I need to make a master list to work off of. Iím a list person but I always seem to forget things to write down. I have the following rooms (outside is taken care of weekly by bf)

    Dining Room
    Living Room
    Eat In Kitchen
    Foyer
    Ĺ Bathroom
    Upstairs Hall
    Daughters Room
    Master Bedroom
    Master Bathroom
    Spare Room (I keep our gerbils/hamsters in there and stockpiles in the closet)
    Laundry Room

    You ladies are so great and organizedÖ if you could just start shouting off things to put on my list so I donít miss anything, Iíd really appreciate it! I figure I can do all this within 5 hours or less. Well atleast I hope!

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    Happy cleaning!!!! I got all of my house done last weekend except for the downstairs living room and crawlspace, the crawlspace is going to have to wait till vacation, but I am doing the living room part this weekend---It is such a great feeling when it is done!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have fun!!!!

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    Did you have a list you used or you just went ahead and did it?

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    this list will probably take more than 5 hours but it is everything i could think of, hope it helps


    All Rooms
    Clear everything off tables
    Dust from top to bottom
    Wipe off all surfaces
    Wipe walls
    Vacuum/ Sweep /Mop
    Clean lamp covers
    Wash windows

    Dining Room
    Wash any displayed china/ crystal

    Living Room
    Sort Mail
    Wash throw pillow and throws

    Eat In Kitchen
    Take everything out of cupboards throw away expired
    Clean out oven, microwave
    Empty fridge and wash shelves and drawers
    Clean front of frigde and cabinets
    Run diluted vinegar through coffeemaker
    Clean out other appliances (toaster crumbs, etc)

    Foyer
    Sort mail
    Put coats away pull out goodwill items

    Ĺ Bathroom
    Clean toilet, mirrors
    Change Towels
    Clear out undersink

    Upstairs Hall

    Daughters Room
    Change Linens
    Sort clothing
    Organize/ put away toys

    Master Bedroom
    Change Linens
    Sort Clothing
    Laundry
    Open the windows for a while

    Master Bathroom
    Clean toilet, mirrors
    Change Towels
    Clear out undersink
    Make a list of what you need

    Spare Room (I keep our gerbils/hamsters in there and stockpiles in the closet)
    Replace Cage lining
    Wash food/ water dishes
    Review stockpiles for expired, rotate some to kitchen
    organize stockpile maybe make an inventory

    Laundry Room
    Organize supplies make a list of what you need
    Wipe off tops of Washer/ dryer
    Clean out the lint vent hose with vacuum to prevent fire
    Check hoses for wear and tear

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    Yes it definately helps. I know 1/2 the things and the others slipped my mind. Over 5 hours is ok... I can always do some on Sunday. Thank you so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izzy0906 View Post
    Did you have a list you used or you just went ahead and did it?
    I just picked a room and did it top to bottom and just kept moving till I was done..........2 straight days of cleaning, but I was focused---I did have a short list I made late Saturday night, when things kept popping in my head, so I wouldn't forget them.................have fun!!!

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    I have to do amajor xmas cleaning in this new home.Since I couldnt because of the post surgery, now Im goingt o ask for help for just this year from my cousin to clean from top to bottom. The walls and all the fixtures need a good cleaning. The landlod before we moved in did the normal cleaning regement.

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    Izzy how did your big clean up go?

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    Haven't been able to do it yet. I was supposed to have the house to myself over the weekend but my ex was sick so I had my daughter. It's very hard to deep clean with her there so I'm going to have to wait until next weekend (I'm away this weekend.)

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    I read somewhere to work left to right, top to bottom. I tried it and it does help me to stay focused. Another trick I read (but haven't tried yet) is to carry a small laundry basket for pick-up as you go along cleaning. That sounds like a good tip, since I'm all over the place picking up! Carrying a bucket with all the cleaning supplies is also helpful, then everything is in one place.

    It might be useful to go ahead and make a checklist of everything you need to clean, room by room, and make a few copies (or a file on your computer). You'll use it over and over, and occasionally you could update it if you make a few changes in your house. I do this, otherwise I always miss something, like a ceiling fan or a picture.

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    geckoace - your list was quite impressive - all of that to be done in 5 hours?! I printed it up and will use it just as a guideline as I go room to room, area to area! Thanks!

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