Friday, September 2, 2016

Clean Your House by Zones - My Schedule

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Zone Cleaning - My Schedule 

The FlyLady's instructions includes zone cleaning. There are 5 different zones and you work in one zone for that week. A new zone starts on Monday. Now, this is detailed cleaning... getting down to the nitty gritty... the dust bunnies and cobwebs.

But, before the cleaning begins... we have to declutter. It's hard to clean around clutter, right? Baby steps.

Once the extra... once loved, but no longer needed items are gone... on to the cleaning. I break my zone cleaning up throughout the week so I don't get overwhelmed.

Here are my zones based off of her suggestions...

Zone 1

Entrance (mine includes our hallway)
  • Cobwebs
  • Dust window sills & front door
  • Clean switch plate and walls
  • Dust furniture
  • Dust baseboards
  • Sweep & mop floor
Front Porch
  • Cobwebs
  • Sweep off porch furniture
  • Sweep porch
  • Clean/wipe off light fixture
  • Get rid of unwanted items
  • Wipe down front doors
Dining Room
  • Cobwebs
  • Dust window sill
  • Clean window
  • Straighten dishes in cabinet
  • Clean cabinet doors & mirror
  • Wipe down freezer
  • Dust small cabinet
  • Clean table & chairs
  • Dust baseboards

Zone 2

  • Empty refrigerator/clean thoroughly
  • Clean microwave, inside and out
  • Clean stove/oven
  • Wash canisters/knick knacks
  • Straighten drawers/cabinets
  • Wipe fingerprints off walls/switch plates
  • Clean window
  • Clean fan/vent hood filter and vent hood
  • Wipe down cabinet fronts
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clean under sink
  • Clean pet dishes
  • Straighten pantry
  • Dust bookshelf

Zone 3

Main Bathroom
  • Wash rugs
  • Cobwebs
  • Wash shower curtain
  • Sweep/mop floor
  • Straighten cabinet
  • Wipe down cabinet & countertop
  • Clean shower/tub
  • Throw out empty bottles
  • Clean toilet
  • Clean trash can
 Kid's Bedrooms (my kids help me with these)
  • Polish furniture
  • Straighten drawers/closets
  • Cobwebs 
  • Flip matress
  • Wash curtains
  • Straighten knick knacks
  • Clean under bed
  • Vacuum in closets
  • Dust baseboards
  • Clean fingerprints off switch plates, doors & walls
Desk Area
  • Clear off desk surface
  • Throw out trash
  • Straighten drawer & filing cabinet
  • Toss out receipts older than seven years
  • Clean monitor/computer
  • Dust desk, printer, filing cabinet, etc.
Laundry Room
  • Wipe down top of washer & dryer
  • Clean under washer lid
  • Throw out empty bottles and boxes
  • Sweep & mop floor
  • Cobwebs
  • Put away all clothes

Zone 4

Master Bedroom
  • Make bed if not already made
  • Polish furniture
  • Cobwebs
  • Clean windows
  • Straighten drawers
  • Clean under bed
  • Vacuum
Master Closet
  • Straighten top shelves
  • Arrange shoes
  • Straighten clothes
  • Remove unused hangers
Master Bathroom
  • Wash rugs
  • Wash shower curtain
  • Straighten cabinets
  • Clean shower/tub
  • Clean shower door
  • Clean scale
  • Dust
  • Throw away empty bottles
  • Clean toilet
  • Sweep & mop floor

Zone 5

Living Room
  • Cobwebs
  • Clean windows
  • Clean knick knacks
  • Clean out/dust end tables
  • Clean out/dust coffee table
  • Clean out/dust TV stand & TV
  • Dust other furniture
  • Wipe fingerprints from switch plate/walls
  • Clean under cushions
  • Move furniture and vacuum
  • Clean carpet if needed
  • Wipe down baseboards
I realize that it looks like a lot and can seem overwhelming, but just take one step at a time. One room at a time. The best thing about this is... if you don't finish... you will come back to it when it's time to clean that zone again. No worries. You will eventually get to it all.

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Zone Cleaning - My Schedule 

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