~ Begin by clearing off counters and getting the dishes put away.

~ If you have a dishwasher, run it through a cycle with no dishes in it.

~ Dust areas that don't regularly get cleaned such as windowsills, behind the stove, in the corners of the walls, & light fixtures & ceiling fans.

~ Put oven cleaner in the oven and have it start self-cleaning.

~ Take down any curtains and put them in the wash, wash blinds.

~ Wipe down windows, open them and use a vacuum to clean out any dirt, dust and bugs that have accumulated in between the window & the screen.

~ Remove any picture, or other decorations from the wall & clean them.

~ Look at the walls and use a slightly wet cloth to wipe off any areas that are dirty.

~ Replace all wall decorations pleasing to you, move or share the rest.

~ Sort through items in the fridge. Throw away any expired food.

~ Put items you are keeping on a counter.  Remove the shelves and drawers and wash them with dish soap.

~ While the fridge is empty have someone help you move it so that you can vacuum behind and underneath it.

~ Replace all items in the fridge, organizing as you go so that you can find things easily.

~ Clean small appliances such as toasters, the microwave, and other items that are constantly used.

~ Clean the knobs, burners and the rest of the stove top.

~ Go through cabinets and get rid of any items that are not being used. Wipe down the insides of the cabinets & drawers. Then use a slightly damp cloth to wipe the outsides of the cabinets, drawers and their handles.                                                                                                                

~ Wash the counter tops.

~ Sweep and mop the floors.

~ Wash the sink.

Living Areas  

~ Clear out any clutter and put items away.

~ Remove all pictures and other decorations from mantles or bookshelves.

~ Clean all the items.

~ Dust all surfaces including light fixtures, lampshades, fans, corners and shelves.

~ Look at the walls and use a slightly wet cloth to remove any smudges or dirt.

~ Take down any curtains and wash them. Clean any blinds.

~ Use a vacuum cleaner to clean under the cushions of the couches and in crevices of chairs Wash any slipcovers and pillows that can be washed.                                                                                                                                          

~ Vacuum and clean floors.


~ Do a quick pick up to get clutter out of the room and put items back where they belong.

~ Remove any curtains and bedding and put it in the wash.

~ Remove all pictures and other decorative items from walls. Wipe them down with a slightly damp cloth.

~ Look at the walls and clean any areas with smudges, remember to check light switch and plug covers.

~ Dust window sills, fans and light fixtures.

~ Use a vacuum cleaner on the mattress and turn the mattress over.

~ Remove items underneath the bed and move the bed and vacuum underneath it.

~ Clean the rest of the floor.

~ Go through the closet last.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This is a great time to get rid of clothes that are not worn anymore & other unused items.


~ Rake any leftover leaves.

~ Cut down dead plants. Remove debris in flower beds.

~ Sweep and wash dirt off of driveways and sidewalks.

~ Replace any mulch or dirt that has moved to flower beds.

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