Monday, March 9, 2009

Lenten Cleaning


Last year I tried deep cleaning our home in less than a week. This year I am giving myself a month! This should give me the time I need to really work on decluttering and not just deep cleaning! ;)

Below you will find the schedule I am going to attempt to follow... I am also planning on using last year's list as a check sheet, to make sure I don't miss any little details, since it worked out so well last year...

~ Week One ~

Monday, March 9th: The Girl's Bedroom ~ Sort and Organize Clothing and Toys. Make a list of the clothing needed for spring and summer.
Tuesday, March 10th: The Boy's Bedroom ~ Sort and Organize Toys and Clothing. Sort and Organize Clothing and Toys. Make a list of the clothing needed for spring and summer.
Wednesday, March 11th: The Nursery ~ Sort and Organize Toys and Clothing. Make list of clothing needed for Spring and Summer (if any?).
Thursday, March 12th: Master Bedroom ~ Sort and Organize Bookshelves and Clothing.
Friday, March 13th: Learning Room ~ Clean and Organize Closet and Bookshelves.
Saturday, March 14th: Learning Room ~ Organize and Declutter Craft Bins and Desk. Make a list of any supplies that are needed. Drop off all items to be donated at St. Vincent's.


~ Week Two ~

Monday, March 16th: Sort and Organize Hall Closets and Coat Closet
Tuesday, March 17th: Sort and Organize DVD/Video Cabinet and Living Room Bookshelves
Wednesday, March 18th: Sort and Organize Kitchen Pantry and Hutch
Thursday, March 19th: Sort and Organize Kitchen Drawers, Cabinets and Countertop
Friday, March 20th: Clean Laundry Room, and Declutter Cabinet
Saturday, March 21st: Sort and Organize Bathroom Drawers and Cabinets. Drop off all items to be donated at St. Vincent's.


~ Week Three ~

Monday, March 23rd: Clean Mini Blinds
Tuesday, March 24th: Clean all Windows and Doors
Wednesday, March 25th: Clean Oven and Range/Hood
Thursday, March 26th: Clean Refrigerator/Freezer, Microwave, and Coffee Pot (Run Clean Cycle)
Friday, March 27th: Clean China Cabinet and Wash all of the Wine Glasses
Saturday, March 28th: Front Porch and Back Patio


~ Week Four ~

Monday, March 30th: Clean Ceilings and Light Fixtures
Tuesday, March 31st: Clean Inside Doors, Handles, and Switch Plates
Wednesday, April 1st: Dust and Vacuum (including under beds and couch, etc.)
Thursday, April 2nd: Wash Baseboards and Cabinet Fronts
Friday, April 3rd: Mop Hallway and Bathroom Floors and Remove Water Spots from Shower Doors
Saturday, April 4th: Clean Cars, Inside and Out


~ Week Five ~

Monday, April 6th: Assemble Easter Baskets
Tuesday, April 7th: Prepare Easter Clothing
Wednesday, April 8th: Begin Easter Baking
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 9th - 11th: Observe the Easter Triduum (I still need to write out our plans for this year.)
Sunday, April 12th: Celebrate Easter Sunday!

8 comments:

  1. WOW! Go get 'em tiger!

    I'll just keep my dust for now along with some of those other spring cleaning needs. You are brave to post such big goals - and to only give yourself a month to accomplish them!!!

    I guess we'll read your next blog post AFTER Easter!!! :) Happy Home Making!!!

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  2. You have inspired me! I am working on my deep cleaning now and seems like I will never be done. I found some things on your list that I have forgotten about. Thanks!

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  3. You are such an inspiration! A friend of mine recently said she thinks about her housework as house blessing. Though you would like that idea:o) Happy house blessing to you!

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  4. When you get your house clean, come to my house ok?!

    Love your drive.

    There is such a nice feeling when all is clean and put in it's place.

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  5. What great goals you set. No deep cleaning going on here. I do need to have a garage sale though...a BIG garage sale!

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  6. This looks great, Jessica! I have seen lists on other blogs, and I am so inspired to do something similar ... Most of the time I am lucky to keep up with the day-to-day =) But breaking it down to one task per day seems doable. Hmmm ... God bless your efforts!

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  7. Hello

    Can I link to this post please?

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  8. Linking to my blog is always fine. I do ask that my pictures and text are not reposted. Where would you like to share the link?

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