"I find myself wondering again and again what it would be like actually to live every moment of one's life with an awareness of God..." D. Allen

February 4, 2012

My Brain on Efficiency: Weekly Cleaning Chart

Confession: My brain has enough ADD patterns that I often loose my train of thought by walking into the next room (this probably isn't a shock to most of you). I'm the type to forget to finish my coffee, then forget I put it in the microwave to reheat...until I find it again the next day when repeating the pattern. Must. Focus. This weekly cleaning chart helps me track what needs to be done this week, plus brings a bit of satisfaction in striking off accomplishments. I recommend a big, red marker, for it is most satisfying:


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

o Dust surfaces and objects, including furniture and light fixtures. Dining room
o Vacuum upholstery and floor. Dining room

o Fluff and rotate sofa cushions. Living room
o Discard magazines and catalogs on coffee or side tables; store those you want to keep. Living room
o Dust surfaces and objects, including furniture, light fixtures and electronics. Living room
o Vacuum upholstery and floor. Living room

o Sort through in-boxes: pay bills, file paid bills and paperwork. Office
o Dust surfaces and objects, including furniture, light fixtures and electronics. Office
o Vacuum floor. Office

o Dust the tops and spines of books, shelves, and light fixtures. Library

o Dust light fixtures. Entry and hallway
o Launder machine-washable throw rugs and runners. Entry and hallway
o Vacuum landing. Entry and hallway
o Mop floors Entry and hallway

o Change and launder sheets and pillowcases. Bedrooms
o Fluff pillows and comforters. Bedrooms
o Discard magazines and catalogs on side tables; store those you want to keep. Bedrooms
o Dust surfaces, including furniture, objects, and light fixtures. Bedrooms
o Empty trash. Bedrooms
o Vacuum Bedrooms
o Clean toilet, bathtub, shower, and sinks. Bathroom
o Wipe mirrors. Bathroom
o Change and launder bath mats, towels, and washcloths. Bathroom
o Dust light fixtures. Bathroom
o Empty trash bins, kitty litter. Bathroom
o Vacuum and mop floors. Bathroom

o Wipe hand and pet prints from windows and glass doors. Throughout
o Sweep porch, stairs. Throughout
o Water plants. Throughout
o Carpet clean on small area. Throughout