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    lizzywednesday is offline Red Diamond level (10,000+ posts)
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    Exclamation Spring cleaning has officially begun!

    AVAILABLE WEEKDAYS:

    WEEK 1
    Tuesday, 5/30; Wednesday, 5/31; Thursday, 6/1; Friday, 6/2 'til noon-ish (DD's class concert at 2pm)

    WEEK 2
    Monday, 6/5; Tuesday, 6/6; Wednesday, 6/7; Thursday, 6/8; Friday, 6/9

    WEEK 3
    Monday, 6/12; Tuesday, 6/13; Wednesday, 6/14; Thursday, 6/15; Friday, 6/16 ('til 1pm - early dismissal)

    WEEK 4
    Monday, 6/19 ('til 1pm - early dismissal); Tuesday, 6/20 ('til 1pm - early dismissal)

    ZONES:

    ZONE 1
    Living Room

    ZONE 2
    Dining Room

    ZONE 3
    Kitchen

    ZONE 4
    Upstairs Hallway - includes linen closet (4C) and guest bath (4B)

    ZONE 5
    3rd Floor - includes three closets, two of which have been sorted

    ZONE 6
    Entryway, Stairs, & 1st Landing - includes coat closet (6C) and powder room (6B)

    ZONE M
    Master Bedroom - includes linen closet (M-L), clothes closet (M-C), and bathroom (M-B)

    ZONE DD
    DD's Bedroom

    PRIORITIES:

    ZONE 1, ZONE 2, ZONE 3, ZONE 6, ALL Bathrooms, mop floors, vacuum carpeted areas, ZONE M


    ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

    WEEK 1 - DAY 1 (5/30)

    • Decluttered endtables
    • Put puzzles into under-stairs closet
    • Dusted puzzle shelf
    • Arranged board games on puzzle shelf
    • Swept floor (whisk broom + dustpan & brush)
    • Dry-Swiffered floor
    • Cleared recycling from couch seats
    • Put toys & books on stairs to be put away
    • Put movie discs away in entertainment center
    • Dusted entertainment center
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    Liz
    DD (3/2010)

    "Make mistakes! Get messy!" - Miss Frizzle

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    GOALS:

    WEEK 1 - DAY 3:

    ZONE 1

    • finish clearing off couch
    • finish clearing off loveseat
    • put books, CDs, toys away
    • put ornament display stand away
    • dust mantelpiece
    • dust furniture


    ZONE 2

    • finish clearing off table
    • take remaining baby stuff to car (DONATE by Friday)
    • wash new drapes
    • set up battery-operated candles


    ZONE 3

    • finish clearing off table
    • sweep floor
    • Swiffer floor
    • vacuum floor


    ZONE 6

    • Rubber-broom stairs
    • Sweep entryway
    • Swiffer entryway


    ALL ZONES

    • Swiffer all hard floors
    • Vacuum all hard floors
    • Mop all hard floors
    • Attack laundry mountain
    • Iron DD's and my dresses, put away
    • Iron DD's Daisy uniform, put away
    Last edited by lizzywednesday; 05-31-2017 at 09:14 PM.
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    Liz
    DD (3/2010)

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    ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

    WEEK 1 - DAY 3

    • Cleared clutter off couch
    • Cleared clutter off loveseat
    • Put ornament stand away
    • Dusted mantel
    • Dusted knicknacks from mantel & replaced
    • Set up flameless candles on mantel
    • Dusted leather furniture
    • Rubber-broom swept carpeted stairs from upstairs hallway (ZONE 4) to foot of stairs (ZONE 6 - stairs & landing)
    • Swept floor in living room, entryway, & dining room (ZONE 1, ZONE 2, ZONE 6)
    • Swiffered floors
    • Vacuumed windowsills (ZONE 2)
    • Vacuumed floors
    • Mopped wood laminate floors (ZONE 1, ZONE 2 - Murphy's Oil Soap)
    • Set out new ant traps in corners of living & dining rooms
    • Collected DD's stuff into reusable bag for transport upstairs
    • Reorganized outgrown baby stuff for transport to car later tonight
    • Cleared stairs


    Laundry mountain is in progress (easy enough to do with DD home - low-attention task) and personal laundry washing is in progress.

    GOALS:

    WEEK 1 - DAY 4

    ZONE 2

    • Finish clearing off table
    • Dust barware
    • Dust bar
    • Dust pendant lamp
    • Dust table


    ZONE 3

    • Finish clearing table
    • Wash tablecloth
    • Dust table & chairs
    • Clean stovetop
    • Sweep floor
    • Swiffer floor
    • Vacuum floor
    • Mop floor
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    Liz
    DD (3/2010)

    "Make mistakes! Get messy!" - Miss Frizzle

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    This thread needs before and after pictures!! Show us your progress!
    Green Tea, mom to three

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    I've only got afters for ZONE 1 and ZONE 6; I never thought to snap befores!

    I'll do befores for the next 2 rooms (ZONE 2 and ZONE 3) tomorrow morning before I eat breakfast and I'll upload to Google Photos or something by Monday.
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    Liz
    DD (3/2010)

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    You are on a roll!!

    I'm cleaning for a party and am really trying to do it right. Instead of just dumping things out of sight, I'm sorting, pitching, donating. Every day this week, the kids have piles of things at their place at the dinner table of things to sort through. They've done a great job of getting rid of a lot and putting away the rest. My main floor is really looking pretty put together! Kids bedrooms were done last week and are pretty good too. Mine is a mess and the basement needs some work. But, hopefully I can get through more before school is out.
    Kris

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    Nice work. It's difficult to get started, but once you do keep up the momentum.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisM View Post
    You are on a roll!!

    I'm cleaning for a party and am really trying to do it right. Instead of just dumping things out of sight, I'm sorting, pitching, donating. ...
    I do this with my own stuff and DD's outgrown clothing because if I put it aside to do "later" it never gets done.

    During my pre-holiday shovel-out, I threw away what felt like SO MUCH STUFF and we still have a ton left to go through. (I insist it's all DH's stuff. He insists it's all mine. I'm sure the answer is somewhere in the middle.)
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    DD (3/2010)

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    Quote Originally Posted by niccig View Post
    Nice work. It's difficult to get started, but once you do keep up the momentum.
    Absolutely; it would've started earlier if I hadn't been ill when I started the thread!

    Oh well; can't have everything.
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    DD (3/2010)

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    Here are some "after" photos since everyone asked so nicely.

    2017 Spring Cleanout photo album

    Things have slipped a little bit due to the weather and end-of-year [email protected] being sent home with DD, but it's overall pretty tidy.

    I still need to clean the bathrooms and will have a two-week period where DD will be home so not much will get done except laundry and dishes.
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    Liz
    DD (3/2010)

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