The February picture from our Gooseberry Patch calendar.
It's going to be kind of a busy day tomorrow, so I wanted to get the February to-do's up today.
*change the furnace filter
*declutter shelves, cabinets and drawers in EVERY room - (SO glad I started working on this in January!)
*flip your mattresses/wash ALL the bedding (mattress pad, bedskirt if you have one, bedspread, pillow covers and cases, sheets)
*repair any creaks in the stairs, floors, or furniture
*inspect your house for any ice damage
*remove debris from your drier vent
That's it!!!! Not bad at all except for the decluttering part of it and if you were like a whole lot of others after the new year, you've probably already been working on this. So good to get things in order and remove clutter that you haven't used or don't plan on using. Enjoy the process!
Since I've been working on major decluttering, I'm going to finally get back to the monthly cleaning schedule. The monthly schedule allows me to take one room at a time and now I can begin to deep clean. When I declutter I don't clean except for the general upkeep a room needs in order to be clean. Now that the decluttering is getting towards the end, I can go back and be specific and deep clean. For example, Week One in February (for me) finds me in the kitchen. So here is what I will be doing next week:
*wash the curtains/dust the blinds/clean the windows
*clean the light fixture
*clean any pictures and/or knickknacks
*wash the trash container
*clean the oven
*clean the fridge in/out/behind
*clean under the sink
*clean the toaster/coffee pot
*dust off all shelves
And because I've already gone through all the drawers and cabinets in the decluttering process those are done and in order so I don't have to think about that. Just cleaning. : )
I hope this is some help to you and will motivate you to keep up with the taking care of your home. And remember, lists are to be of help not to stress you out. Only you know what you can do or what needs to be done that hasn't been done in a while. Even an hour a day will get you on your way to keeping up. It makes a huge difference in our attitude and how we feel about ourselves when we take care of our homes. Again, don't think of it as drudgery, enjoy it!!!
Thanks for stopping by. God bless.