January 5, 2011
Cleaning Month – Vacuum Edges
It sounds like you’re doing great with our Cleaning Month so far – today’s assignment? Vacuum edges and baseboards – take the hose tool on your vacuum cleaner and run it along all the edges of your baseboards and floors – make sure that you get the top part of your baseboards too!
After you finish one room, continue today’s daily task of vacuuming your floors. Then do the edges in another room and vacuum it and so on until you’ve done all the edges and floors in your house. This will take a little bit, but it’ll be worth it!
Not only will your floors and edges be vacuumed and clean, but we are “prepping” the baseboards for tomorrow and Friday.
Don’t forget your daily tasks….
•SWEEP FLOORS – (hardwood in the kitchen, powder room, small hallway, and entryway – this is mostly crumbs and dog hair) the kids use their dustpan, I use a broom and dustpan, but for the dog hair I LOVE using a microfiber dusting pad that can be tossed in the wash over and over.
•WIPE COUNTERS – this means the kitchen counters get wiped down after each meal every day with Basic H2 and a cotton rag. Most days all the counters get wiped down 3 times a day, some days more, and some days less. I also wipe bathroom counters as needed – about 2 or 3 times a week.
•LAUNDRY – at least one load washed/dried/folded/put away. Here’s a link to a post I did about my laundry routine if you’re interested.
•CLUTTER – open mail and toss junk mail, file or pay bills, etc., make sure kids have cleaned up their toys before rest time and bed – somedays I’ll choose an area to de-clutter.