Let's get started!

Community Leader
Registered: 03-06-2002
Let's get started!
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 8:55am

Since October 1 and Zone 1 both start in a few days I think there is no better time than NOW to get started on a detailed cleaning list! (Only if you are ready for it!)

If you have not decluttered your house do not worry about doing the detailed cleaning list unless the 'zone' is already decluttered. Remember...you can not organize clutter! If there is clutter in the room no amount of detailed cleaning is going to do much good until it is out of there.

I will admit that I do have some rooms that I can easily do a detailed cleaning in and some that there are no way in heck. If the Zone for the week is in a room I can give a good cleaning in, then I do it. If not then I continue to work on decluttering. One thing I am trying to do is, if I can detail clean, I do. And then I still go off to a cluttered room and give it 15 minutes of my time so hopefully when it's 'turn' comes up it will be ready for a good cleaning as well. I continue to do the 5 minute room rescue in my basement. I haven't done it faithfully in a very long time and I think it's time to get on track. My husband is threatening to clean it. I don't think so!

Here's this weeks Zones detailed cleaning lists!

We only have 1 day in Zone 5!

Living Room/Family Room/Den Detailed Cleaning List

  1. Clean cobwebs
  2. Clean windows
  3. Straighten bookcases
  4. Wash ornaments and knick-knacks
  5. Clean out end table
  6. Straighten closets/ drawers
  7. Wipe fingerprints from walls
  8. Polish furniture
  9. Clean out magazine racks
  10. Clean phone
  11. Clean under cushions
  12. Clean out fireplace
  13. Move furniture and vacuum
  14. Shampoo carpet

If you have a family room, game room, sun porch, or other room that is used by the family for living purposes, then concentrate on decluttering one room each month (or as you find more time). Do not push yourself. They did not get cluttered in one month and they will not get clean in one week. Remember: baby steps. If you are unable to do any task, just delete it and go to the next one. Do not save them up. We will repeat the same thing each week and each month. I am just your reminder. – FlyLady