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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Organizing Your Spring Cleaning

We live in Upstate SC so I can't do the biggest part of my Spring Cleaning until after the yellow pollen is over with. Otherwise, I've wasted my time. But I can begin to plan my Spring Cleaning!

Take a cup of coffee and a spiral notebook somewhere quiet and begin making lists for your Spring Cleaning. I have made lists for each part of the house to remind me and you are welcome to use my lists. Other people have lists on the Internet so do a Google search and check out their lists. This is the Research & Development and Brainstorming part of this job.

What are the things you want to do in each room? Do you have closets or cabinets in the room that need cleaning, organizing, purging or painting? Are there things you need to repair? Are there things you want to purchase to help you in each room such as new bedding for the bedrooms or new towels for the bathrooms or new drawer organizers for the kitchen? Begin making lists.

Also start scheduling and planning on your calendar for when you want to do the jobs and who you need to do them. For instance, schedule a Saturday for you and your husband to clean out the garage and schedule your children to spend an afternoon or weekend in helping you clean out their closets and rooms. Let them know ahead of time, put it on the calendar and remind them as it comes up. As the manager of your home, you have to learn to delegate and train your "employees" (your family). If they can't do something then plan to hire the help you need. You can hire teenagers from your church to do some stuff like pressure washing the patio and porch or washing down your walls. Or hire a business to clean the carpets and upholstery. Or hire your out-of-work cousin to clean the gutters. Etc.

Now that you've gotten some ideas there are 3 things to focus on:
1) Make a List For Each Room/Yard of things that have to be done during the Spring Cleaning and Repair.

2) Use your Calendar and Schedule.

3) Make a To Do List so that you have everything scheduled, planned and items purchased and lined up for the big days.

Here are the links to my lists:
Part I Closets

Part II Bathrooms

Part III Bedrooms

Part IV Dining Room

Part V Kitchen

Part VI Living Room

Other postings of interest:
Organizing your closets

Organzing under your kitchen sink

Organizing your garage

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