Martha Project: Day 10: Monthly & Seasonal Cleaning

Posted by Caroline on 9:00 AM in , , ,
Today, I looked through the monthly and seasonal cleaning lists that Martha recommends. I decided to spread out the tasks over the four weeks in each month and when the seasons change. To speed this along a little, I'll just let you know about when I'll be completing the monthly and seasonal cleaning instead of going through a whole month, like I did with the weekly cleaning. This will allow me to start getting into the nitty gritty.

Here is the cleaning break down.


1st Week of the Month
  • Wash Ventilation Hood Filter in Kitchen
  • Discard Food that has Expired
  • Vacuum Fire Place Screen
  • Launder Mattress Pad
2nd Week of the Month
  • Wipe Shower Surroundings
  • Scrub Grout
  • Wipe Inside Medicine Cabinet
  • Dust Closet Shelves
  • Vacuum Closet Floors
3rd Week of the Month
  • Vacuum Utility Floors
  • Wipe Inside/Outside of Trash Cans
  • Vacuum Window Treatments, Moldings and Windowsills
  • Dust Ceiling Fans
  • Wipe Doors
4th Week of the Month
  • Wipe Switch Plates
  • Wipe Telephones
  • Flush Drains with Vinegar, Boiling Water and Baking Soda
  •  Replace Baking Soda
  • Clean Oven
  • Wipe Kitchen Ceiling
  • Clean Refrigerator
  • Clean Inside of Kitchen Cabinets
  • Organize Pantry
  • Sweep out Fireplace
  • Vacuum Mattress and Box Spring
  • Launder Pillows
  • Wipe Baseboards and Moldings 
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Martha Project: Day 9: Weekly Cleaning - Dining Room

Posted by Caroline on 9:00 AM in , , , ,
Yesterday, Monday was clean the dining room. Since we had a Super Bowl Party on Sunday we had already vacuumed and cleaned, so there was not much to do.

You will also notice that I primed all the walls in our dining room/living room on Saturday. We are finally moving along with our home renovations. Hopefully, I'll be able to show all of you the full transformation soon.

Here is the before and after.

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Martha Project: Day 8, Weekly Cleaning - Kitchen

Posted by Caroline on 11:02 AM in , , , ,
Yesterday, Sunday was clean the kitchen day. Cleaning the kitchen seems daunting at first but, it is really not that bad, especially when you have a husband that is willing to help. Since yesterday was also Super Bowl Sunday and we were going to host a party, my husband offered to help me clean the kitchen. This did help because we had other things to get done before our guests arrived.

Here are my before and afters.

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