Monday, October 10, 2005

Monday: Day One

Today was Day One of the Great October House Cleaning Blitz.

I don't really feel like I've gotten that much done. Maybe it's because I can see how much more there is to be accomplished. Anyway, I decided to keep a running list through the day. I want to see if I can make it through the whole house this week.

*NOTE: This approach is contrary to the system I usually use, but since I've kind of gotten behind the 8-ball, I am modifying that. This week I am employing a compressed version of my zones, combined with crisis cleaning. I'm not expecting any company, but of late I haven't had the time each day to stay caught up. Once I get over this hump, I'll go back to using the zone system, focusing on one zone a week with a regular small routine to maintain the house overall. (If this all sounds like Greek, check out Flylady.)

Today, my two points of focus were my bedroom and the laundry. The major goals were to get things OFF the floor and put away, and to reclaim my sanctuary as a clean, orderly, calm place. The results: Not too shabby! Not perfect yet, but definite improvement has been made!

Here's a list of what I've gotten done today. (Some of the laundry is still in progress.)

•Dishwasher loaded and run

•Blanket dried

•Bed made.

•Headboard and footboard dusted.

•Laundry sorted.


•Trip to Walgreen’s to buy laundry soap.

•Underwear, socks and T-shirt load washed, dried, folded, put away.

•Red/pink load washed, dried, hung up.

•Quilt washed, dried, put on bed

•Cleaned off wooden night stand. Lit candle.

•Blue jeans load washed, dried, hung up.

•Closet floor cleaned out.

•Batteries changed on smoke detectors.

•Towels washed, dried, folded, put away.

•Blues washed, in dryer.

•More towels being washed

I think I'll change the furnace filters and take out the trash before I think about going to bed -- maybe I'll finish out the laundry that's in progress. Then we'll see what tomorrow brings!


TECH said...

Wow! I'm impressed! You're a whirlwind of clean. If only you could breeze by my house!

FrenziedFeline said...

I'm behind that same 8-ball. I don't even know where my control journal is--still packed somewhere. It would need almost a complete overhaul anyway with a new house.

You're doing great with your list--keep up the good work!