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Normally I do a hard clean on the house a few times a year, almost always on Labor Day weekend, but we've a lot going on here and I'm off my game. I like to have all the hard stuff done by the time the holidays roll around and we can open the windows and enjoy a clean house and fresh air.

Right now I need to get all the pantry items I just bought put away and get some laundry started but here's where I plan to start tomorrow:

Bedroom
Dust Furniture
Wash Quilt/Shams
Wash Dust Ruffle
Wipe Doors
Helmac Lamp Shades
Clean Floor Fan
Windex Pictures/Glass/TV
Clean Off Bench Seat
Shake Rugs
Sweep Floor
Sweep Under Bed
Inventory Under Bed Storage
Mop
Wipe Screen Door
Windex glass
Wipe Doggy Door
Wipe Walls
Wash Fake Plant
DH – Ceiling Fans
DH – Light Fixtures
DH – Dresser Mirror
DH – Blinds
DH - Windows

*Even though they're on my list I need to separate these and make them a priority because they're getting really dusty...Clean the A/C return vents in the living room and hallway.

Anybody want to join me? :)
 

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Wow, that look sooo ambitious to me. I think I'll get the bedding washed and call it good here. :)

We did a deep clean of the LR yesterday, and I am happy with that, too.
 
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Contrary, it really only takes a couple of hours if I can stay focused and not get interrupted. Easier said than done though, lol!

Since I put off the majority of the laundry until tomorrow I've decided to switch things up. Instead of starting at the back of the house I'm going to start in the kitchen since I have some meats to get in the deep freeze, some cooking prep to do and I can keep a closer eye on the laundry and keep things moving quicker. It will also be easier for me to do a few things each day after work on this short week while I'm cooking or doing dishes then next weekend I can focus on the rest of the house.

Here's the new list:

Kitchen

Scrub Sink
Scrub Dish Strainer
Wipe Cabinets
Wipe Counters
Fill Pepper Shakers as needed
Fill Salt Bowls as needed
Wipe Outside Fridge
Wipe Inside Fridge and Organize
Wipe Freezer and Organize
Wipe Top of Fridge
Wipe Trash Can
Wipe Wall by Can
Oil Cutting Boards
Oil Rolling Pins
Wipe Microwave
Wipe Stove
Scrub Pans and Grates as needed
Wipe Stove Hood
Clean Oven Too hot right now...I'll save this until the next cleaning in the winter time
Dust Hutch
Wash Fake Plants
Dust Potato Bin
Oil Potato Bin
Wash Dog Bowls
Wash Dishes Above Cabinets
Wipe/Wash Wall Decorations
Wipe Inside Cabinets
Wipe Inside Drawers
Polish Knives
Call All Clad About Skillets
Scrub Gel Mat
Sweep
Mop
DH – Sharpen Knives
DH – Blinds
DH – Window
DH – Light Fixtures
 

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MA$H, I was wondering where you were! You got me motivated to deep clean my house last November. It's too early for me to start doing this now, I still have all the outside work to do but I hope you will post again when you do your next deep clean.
 

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Okay, I'll bite. My house is actually in a good place to start because we had a grad student clean it this summer. So my kitchen, dining room, living room, and bathroom are basically done.

Where I need to put in effort is...

~ the sunroom
~ the entries, halls, and stairwells
~ the sewing room,
~ our bedroom,
~ the utility room,
~ the basement family room,
~ the backyard patio,
~ and the garage...with DH's help.

Off to think of specific things to do right now. I think I'll focus on a patio cleanup today. We have company coming for supper. :)
 

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I desperately need to do this too! My motivation has been a little low with the added work school has brought and my work situation. However I've been observing you guys doing these challenges for awhile and think it'll help me at least get started. So here's my list so far:

Kitchen
wash dishes/backsplash
put away dishes/glassware
scrub sink
clean cast iron pots/pans
clean electric griddle
scrub fridge
scrub microwave
scrub tea kettle
clean counters
sweep/mop
wipe out cabinets
scrub stove/backsplash

Bathroom
scrub tub/shower
scrub toilet/tank
scrub sink
polish mirror
wipe out medicine cabinet
wipe out cabinet
sweep/mop

Living Room/Dining Room
declutter - recycle/shred
dust
vacuum
put away pantry/work/school stuff

Closets/Pantry
organize items
wipe out cabinets/shelves
vacuum

Bedroom
declutter - recycle/shred
gather old clothes/items for donation
put away work/school stuff
laundry
hang clothes
find a proper place for non-hangable items
find a proper place for shoes
dust
vacuum

Office
declutter - recycle/shred
find low cost shred day for shredding
dust
vacuum
organize work/school stuff
 

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I got out to the patio with a large garbage bag and picked up while DH was out there resting. It was great because I could double check what was needing to be thrown out and what had to be kept. Made a huge difference in the patio. Have a bunch of cheap pots to get rid of now too. We are gradually upgrading our pots each year.
 

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Way to go ladies! It's always so nice to have a few people on board. It helps keep me motivated! :)

I hardly stopped moving yesterday but didn't get as far in the kitchen as I would have liked. Did knock a few things off though and will keep plugging away a little bit each day after work. Hopefully I can get the majority of it done by the weekend and move on to something else.

What's left:

Kitchen

Scrub Sink
Scrub Dish Strainer
Fill Pepper Shakers as needed
Fill Salt Bowls as needed
Wipe Outside Fridge
Wipe Inside Fridge and Organize
Wipe Freezer and Organize
Wipe Top of Fridge
Wipe Trash Can
Wipe Wall by Can
Oil Cutting Boards
Oil Rolling Pins
Clean Oven Too hot right now...I'll save this until the next cleaning in the winter time
Dust Hutch
Wash Fake Plants
Dust Potato Bin
Oil Potato Bin
Wash Dog Bowls
Wash Dishes Above Cabinets
Wipe/Wash Wall Decorations
Wipe Inside Cabinets
Wipe Inside Drawers
Polish Knives
Scrub Gel Mat
Sweep
Mop
DH – Sharpen Knives
DH – Blinds
DH – Window
DH – Light Fixtures
 

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ok I will bite it is pretty close to the holidays...

oh wow but u are so much more ambitious than I am


to do this week

get things ready for the church yard sale
get my canning jars ready and can
clean my kitchen cabinets really good inside and out
reorganize them
run mommy dishes through the dishwasher
still work on Uncle Mikes room

hubs continue to work on car ( new battery)
me clean the interior

besides regular house work..

had to bail on spring cleaning with Kim 2 sprained ankles that still have not healed right..

but will try to keep up
 

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I couldn't sleep last night, so I cleaned the sewing room. I am almost finished. Have a surface to clean and some stuff to throw out/put away -- a stack of paper. Then I'm ready for the vacuum for the first time in MONTHS! :lol3:
 

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Nothing done today after work. Had a storm roll through. Very dreary and ugly and took what little bit of energy I had after a busy day at work completely out of me.
 

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Good to see others are joining.
I waited to see if some would.

I started in the spring and got a little ways,
but lost momentum. I also have yard work
but am going to try to combine them.

I am going to call it my fall cleaning and
will continue until it is done.

Declutter as I go, as well.

Kitchen:
{} Wipe down counters
{} Wipe down cabinets and organize
{} Wipe down stove top and front
{} Clean oven
{} Wash range hood filter in dw
{} Wipe down fridge outside and inside
{} Wipe down outside dishwasher
{} Clean inside of dishwasher
{} Wipe down small appliances
{} Wipe down microwave and run turntable
{} Run cleaner through garbage disposal
{} Clean sink with stainless steel cleaner
{} Dust skylight
{} Sweep and mop floor
{} Dust walls and ceiling
{} Wipe down pass-through

Dining Room:
{} Wash and polish table top and chairs
{} Dust and polish buffet hutch
{} Sweep and mop floor
{} Wipe down cabinet and organize
{} Dust walls and ceiling
{} Wipe down pass through

Short hallway:
{} Dust walls and ceiling
{} Sweep and mop floor
{} Clean whiteboard
{} Wash rug
{} Wash windows
{} Dust blinds

Laundry room:
{} Sweep and mop floor
{} Wipe down w/d
{} Dust walls and ceiling
{} Wipe down shelves and organize
{} Wipe down cabinet and organize
{} Check filter in heater and air filter
{} Paint shelves

Furnace Room:
{} Dust
{} Vacuum
{} Change filters as needed

My bedroom:
{} Dust bookcases
{} Dust bedside table and lamp
{} Dust dresser
{} Dust walls and ceiling
{} Vacuum carpet

Master closet:
{} Vacuum carpet
{} Clean mirror

Master bathroom: 2nd & 4th weeks:
{} Clean sink
{} Clean mirror
{} Clean toilet
{} Clean shower
{} Clean counter and organize
{} Restock paper
{} Sweep and mop floor
{} Wipe down scale and other things
{} Dust walls and ceiling

Living Room:
{} Vacuum carpet
{} Vacuum loveseats and big chair
{} Turn cushions
{} Hang and air rugs
{} Dust bookcase
{} Dust end tables
{} Dust lamps
{} Dust entertainment center and knick knacks
{} Dust stuff on walls
{} Wash glass
{} Wipe down door and knobs
{} Dust walls and ceiling
{} Wash rugs

Long Hallway:
{} Vacuum carpet
{} Vacuum/shake hall rug
{} Dust light fixture and swamp cooler
{} Dust walls and ceiling
{} Dust and organize DVD cabinet and pictures

Linen closet:
{} Vacuum floor and walls
{} Organize linen closet

Office:
{} Clean off and organize shelves in closet
{} Dust desk and computer stuff
{} Vacuum desk chair
{} Empty shredder
{} Dust treadmill
{} Dust off shelves over bookcase
{} Dust bookcase
{} Dust wall hangings/pictures
{} Dust file cabinets

Guest bathroom:
{} Clean sink
{} Clean mirror
{} Clean tub
{} Clean toilet
{} Clean shower
{} Clean counter and organize
{} Restock paper
{} Sweep and mop floor
{} Dust walls and ceiling
{} Shake or wash rug

Front porch:
{} Sweep
{} Shake rug

Back porch:
{} Sweep
{} Shake rug

Garage:
{} Sweep
{} Organize, purge

Yard:
{} Weed
{} Sweep walks
{} Wash all screens
{} Wash outside windows

Seasonal:
Kit
{} Wash windows
{} Wash curtains
{} Clean and organize drawers
{} Clean drawers and cabinet shelves
{} Clean under stove and fridge
{} Tighten screws and lubricate door hinges

DR
{} Run display dishes through Agnes
{} Wash windows
{} Wash curtains
{} Take down glass reflectors, wash, and replace

Laundry
{} Wash windows
{} Wash curtains
{} Take down glass reflector, wash, and replace
{} Check dryer vent and vacuum out lint

LR
{} Clean carpet
{} Clean curtains

Long Hall:
{} Take down glass reflector, wash, and replace
{} Dust and organize DVD cabinet

Linen Closet:
{} Cull shelves
{} Wash linen
{} Dust/wipe/wash shelves
{} Restock shelves

MBR:
{} Wash blanket and put on/take off
{} Put flannels on/take off
{} Wash comforter and shams
{} Wash curtains
{} Wash windows
{} Take down glass reflector, wash, and replace
{} Tighten screws on ceiling fan
{} Vacuum smoke and co2 detectors

MBath:
{} Wash window
{} Wash curtains
{} Remove drain cover and clean out hair
{} Check/ replace caulking
{} Vacuum exhaust fan grill

MCloset:
{} Take down glass reflector, wash, and replace
{} Go thru clothes and cull/donate

Office:
{} Wash windows
{} Wash curtains
{} Take down glass reflector, wash, and replace
{} Tighten screws on ceiling fan

Guest bath:
{} Remove drain cover and clean out hair
{} wash/replace liner and shower curtain
{} Check/ replace caulking

Porches:
{} Take down glass reflectors, wash, and replace
{} Wash mats

Yearly:
Steam clean carpets

Laundry:
Rugs:
Throw blankets:
Blankets on office chair:
Curtains:
Bedding:

Fall cleaning:
1. Guest bath
2. Linen closet
3. Hall
4. Laundry room
5. Furnace room
6. Master closet
7. Master Bedroom
8. Ensuite bath
9. Living room
10. Kitchen
11. Short hall
12. Dining room
13. Office closet
14. Office

Special projects:
Replace storm door in front
Stain and poly end table tops
Paint front and back porch with something
Take down old plastic from windows
Clean windows
Clean mini blinds and open some
Poly window frames and ledges
Refresh paint on DR chairs
Replace window plastic-dh ?
Replace screens on east side of house LR (2 long and 1 regular)
Put up tool holder in garage
Paint accent walls {}LR {}Office {} Kitchen {} Gbath {}MBR
Caulk inside and outside of windows
Paint porch lattice
 

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Now that is a great list! I need to do this as well. Thanks for the idea.
 

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WOW, Emily! I thought I had a long list!

Just a few things this evening but better than nothing. Got the salt bowls filled, pepper grinders filled and the cutting boards and rolling pins oiled.

Remaining:Kitchen

Scrub Sink
Scrub Dish Strainer
Wipe Outside Fridge
Wipe Inside Fridge and Organize
Wipe Freezer and Organize
Wipe Top of Fridge
Wipe Trash Can
Wipe Wall by Can
Dust Hutch
Wash Fake Plants
Dust Potato Bin
Oil Potato Bin
Wash Dog Bowls
Wash Dishes Above Cabinets
Wipe/Wash Wall Decorations
Wipe Inside Cabinets
Wipe Inside Drawers
Polish Knives
Scrub Gel Mat
Sweep
Mop
DH – Sharpen Knives
DH – Blinds
DH – Window
DH – Light Fixtures
 

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Worked on a evergreen bush today.
I trimmed half of it , gathered all the
branches, and mostly cleaned up.
Lots of interruptions, and then it got hot.

I put the corner garden tool stand together,
and will work on getting it placed when I get
rid of the window that's in it's place. It takes
so little to make me tired.
 

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And I haven't done a thing. Good grief! Had some serious financial concerns, which are smoothing out now. And now we're having a heat wave. *eye roll* I'd crawl into bed and hide but its piled with laundry and school stuff that needs to be put away lol.
 
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