I am going to be doing major cleaning/purging between now and Christmas. I work alot of hours during the week so weekend is when I clean.
I am having a clean-a-thon this weekend and next and need some accountability and I don't want to hijack anyones thread.
So I am going to clean all day today and tomorrow and come back and post what I have done as I go along to keep me going this weekend and I will do the same next weekend. Maybe I am goofy but this is something that works for me.
If it is something that works for you as well please join me if not then you are welcome to watch my progress.
Ready Set GO!!!!!!
12-13-2008, 09:59 AM
I'll jump in for a mini-clean-a-thon. I want to get both bathrooms spotless AND decorated for Christmas and get the railing lights put up before Monday!
12-13-2008, 10:08 AM
I wish I could jump in and just might but there isn't much for me to clean since everything is packed in boxes and stuff. :)
12-13-2008, 10:26 AM
I know my limitations... this house will NEVER be cleaned in a weekend... but... I am up for a purging session. I will give myself enough time to build up steam... so at noon, I will walk in to my bedroom and not come out until I have sorted through my clothes and gotten rid of no less than 6 bags of clothes.
12-13-2008, 10:31 AM
i'm going to join in on this one. my SIL is on her way over and spending sunday with us. blargh!
12-13-2008, 11:23 AM
Okay, it is a little after 8:00a here, and I've started by de-cluttering the downstairs bath. It has become my interim pantry for Christmas cooking supplies.
12-13-2008, 12:10 PM
I need to join in too! I have junk piled everywhere! Here's what I've done so far this morning:
Cleared kitchen table (it had Christmas gifts and other junk on it)
Filled and ran dishwasher
General pick up from living room (lots of papers and things that belonged elsewhere)
Here's what I need to do:
Take plastic and newspaper recycling to the store.
Empty Dishwasher once clean
Throw away dried plant (it was one of those made to dry plants-but it is shedding little leaves and stuff all over)
Do something about dying houseplants (water, throw out, etc)
Fold and put away clean clothes
Whew! That's a lot to do, but it will be done!
12-13-2008, 12:21 PM
1st check in:
We have been sick here as well so I am disinfecting everything. Bathroom
Scrubbed toilet, cleaned shower,cleaned bathroom Door and woodwork,cleaned mirrors, Picked up towels and laundry.
Cleaned woodwork,Cleaned outside of Refrigerator,Washed dishes, cleaned stove top. Shined sink.
Cleaned woodwork, picked up laundry
Started the washer
12-13-2008, 01:19 PM
got the kitchen and dining room under wraps. im afraid i had to get dh out of bed this morning to have him help me. he doesnt really care what the house looks like and who sees it but no way brother am i letting anyone come over with it looking like this. he's helped take things out to the trash and get the laundry going. he's doing lunch right now and im working on the living room. still a long ways to go but we're getting there!
12-13-2008, 01:29 PM
I'm having a party tonight, (small party) so I have been cleaning for most of the day. I've:
vacuumed the living room and kitchen
wet swiffered the living room and kitchen
dusted the living room, foyer, and china cabinet
cleaned the counters, emptied and refilled the dishwasher
swept out the foyer
cleaned the guest bathroom
I think I'm company ready! :)
12-13-2008, 01:43 PM
Take plastic and newspaper recycling to the store. DONE
Empty Dishwasher once cleanDONE
Throw away dried plant (it was one of those made to dry plants-but it is shedding little leaves and stuff all over)DONE
Do something about dying houseplants DONE
Fold and put away clean clothesDONE
Now, looking around.....here is what is next:
Clean and put away George Forman Grill
Clean and put away Crockpot
Sweep Hardwood Floors
12-13-2008, 06:06 PM
2nd check in
You all were starting out at a much better place than I was as I was sick for a couple of weeks but the family kept messing up the house more and more with no one cleaning.
I have done 6 loads of laundry (so far) as my son cleaned out I think every item of clothes that he owned some of them I know no long fit so they will be going in a bag to the thrift store.
I have cleaned out the Frig and microwave and cleaned the oven.
What I plan on doing next is organizing and straightening out the pantry/ stockpile and it is going to take a while.
12-15-2008, 10:44 AM
Got the bathrooms de-cluttered, but not totally shiny and clean. And the snow on Sunday discouraged me from putting up lights! Brr!!!!
12-20-2008, 11:12 AM
I got called into work last Sunday so I did not get to do day two last week-end but I am back at it today and will be posting.
12-20-2008, 12:01 PM
thanks for bumping this back up Janbee im cleaning with you this weekend:laundry: