Zone 1: Entrance, Front Porch and Dining Room

Community Leader
Registered: 03-06-2002
Zone 1: Entrance, Front Porch and Dining Room
Tue, 10-01-2013 - 8:47am

I know we only had one day in the Living Room and now we have to change to Zone 1. The great thing about this is the front porch. What better time to get it cleared off and decorated for fall!

Entrance Detailed Cleaning List

Start at the ceiling and work your way down to the floor.

  1. Clean cobwebs
  2. Dust window sills and front door
  3. Clean switch plate of hand prints and walls if needed
  4. Put plants in to the shower and give them a good rinse. Let them set there until you are finished.
  5. Dust furniture
  6. Dust baseboards
  7. Straighten the coat closest
  8. Sweep vacuum or mop the floor
  9. Put back the plants. You would hate for DH to walk into a jungle tomorrow morning.
  10. Add your own personal touches to make it more welcoming.

Dining Room Detailed Cleaning List

Start at the ceiling and work your way down to the floor.

  1. Clean the cobwebs
  2. Dust window sills
  3. Clean the window
  4. Clean doors of china cabinet after you straighten dishes if they need done. Dust.
  5. Clean and straighten any drawer
  6. Clean off top of dining table and polish
  7. Rinse plants in the shower
  8. Dust the bottoms of the chairs.
  9. Dust the baseboards
  10. Move furniture and vacuum underneath (except the china cabinet). I turned mine over one time. It was not funny.
  11. Add your own personal touches to the table (table cloth, pretty bowl, flowers)

Front Porch Detailed cleaning

  1. Sweep down cobweb and spider webs (In the summer, I leave them. I feed the spiders, too, LOL.)
  2. Sweep off porch furniture.
  3. Sweep the porch.
  4. Throw away any dead plants.
  5. Prune back unruly bushes from the entrance.
  6. Repot planters if necessary (in summer)
  7. Refill bird feeders.
  8. Wipe off tables, banisters, and light fixtures.
  9. Get rid of unwanted items.
  10. Add your own personal touches to welcome friends and family (wreath, welcome mat, bell)

 

 

Remember...if you have clutter in any of these areas do not do the detailed cleaning list. Work on getting rid of the clutter. You can't organize clutter! Believe me!