Friday, November 9, 2007

Weekly Homekeeping

When I was growing up, I did not have to do much housework! It seemed fun at the time, but once I married LOTS of chores did not get done because I didn't know how to do them. Even now, dear husband will get something from the top of the refridgerator and mention, "have you wiped the top of the refrigerator lately"? Uh...no...never occured to me! So I received this list of things to do weekly (or whenever), but it was a gret list to have handy to refer to and somewhat keep me on track! Hope you like it!

Kitchen
- Wipe surfaces, including sink, countertops, the outside of the ventilation hood, refrigerator and cupboard doors, top of refrigerator, appliance exteriors, shelves, and furniture
- Wipe the inside of the oven, microwave, and the toaster oven
- Flush drain with boiling water
- Discard foods and beverages past their prime
- Dust light fixtures
- Wipe the inside and outside of trash and recycling bins
- Vacuum and mop floor

Dining Room
- Dust surfaces and objects, including furniture and light fixtures
- Vacuum upholstery and floor

Living Room
- Fluff and rotate sofa cushions
- Discard magazines and catalogs on coffee or side tables
- Dust surfaces and objects, including furniture, light fixtures, and electronics
- Vacuum upholstery and floor

Home Office
- Sort through in-boxes; pay bills, file paid bills and paperwork
- Dust surfaces and objects, including furniture, light fixtures, and electronics
- Empty trash can
- Vacuum floor

Entryways, Stairs, and Hallways
- Dust staircase banisters, furniture, objects, and light fixtures
- Launder machine-washable throw rugs and runners
- Vacuum stairs and landings
- Vacuum and mop floors

Bedrooms
- Change and launder sheets and pillowcases
- Fluff pillows and comforters
- Discard magazines and catalogs on side tables
- Dust surfaces, including furniture, objects, and light fixtures
- Empty trash bins
- Vacuum floors

Bathrooms
- Clean toilets, bathtubs, showers, and sinks
- Wipe mirrors
- Change and launder bath mats, towels, and wash cloths
- Dust light fixtures
- Empty trash bins and wipe the insides and outsides
- Vacuum and mop floors

Throughout the House
- Wipe hand and pet prints from windows and glass doors
- Vacuum vents

(From "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook")

2 comments:

  1. too motivated for me and baby girl... we are pretending we don't know about this list!! :)

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  2. Oh yeah, I forgot, this list DOES NOT apply to new mommies!! Your goal is to get up and dressed by noon and if that happens, your day is going good!

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