Fall Cleaning Challenge & Over 300 Tricker Treaters!
I am following along-desperately trying to keep up-with www.hyperhomemaker.blogspot.com and her fall cleaning challenge. You can check out her blog for the full cleaning lists. This isn't beginner stuff!
So this weekend I finished the following off of the list: The KITCHEN!
Day 1 - Conquering the Kitchen
Make sure daily is done: - Clear off all counter tops - Load dishwasher - Handwash any dishes needed - Wipe down sink - Wipe down stovetop-did not do! - Wipe down all the counters - Swiffer the floor
Pantry - Take everything out of the pantry.-skipped this - Wipe down shelves.-skipped this too! - Toss old items and donate unused good items. - Repackage all messy items into nice containers.-already did last week :) - Place all items back into the pantry in an organized fashion.-ditto previous info
Fridge - Take everything out of the fridge and freezer (placing items in a cooler with all the remaining ice. - Scrub down the inside and outside of the fridge, shelves, doors, ice maker and freezer. - Replace water filter if you have one.-has to be ordered - Clean fridge condenser coil.-didn't do this - Toss old or useless food. - Place everything back into fridge in an organized fashion.
Cabinets - Take ALLL your items out of all your cabinets and drawers. Yes... ALL!-skipped - Wipe down the inside of all cabinets and drawers.-skipped cabinets but finished drawers - Wipe down the inside of all containers such as utensil holders. - Store items not used in over 6 months, or summer seasonal items. - Thinking logically (ie - potholders next to stove, towels next to sink), try to put everything back in a more useful and purposeful place, and in an organized fashion. - Scrub down the cupboard exteriors, from to of the kitchen to bottom.
Day 2 - Conquering the Kitchen
All Those Appliances:-Replace water filters in sink, coffeemaker etc. -Descale coffee maker (run through white vinegar and then 2-3 more cycles of just water) -Polish all appliances-not yet -Clean out microwave and vent-didn't clean out microwave, but I finished the vent! -Clean out/replace stove hood filter-too new to need to be done! -Self clean or scrub out stove-perfectly clean! -Clean drain (baking soda, vinegar, cover, sit, then add boiling water to wash it down)
Make it Shine: -Shine sink (Bon Ami, then Windex) -Dust from top of kitchen to bottom -Clean that fan or light fixture -Scrub windows (yes...even that awful interior seal) -Wash the dish rack, sink liner, and/or drain stoppers -Scrub tile grout (yeah, I said it!) -Clean and disinfect inside of trash can-forgot this one -Vacuum and scrub/mop floor-I also cleaned the rugs with the carpet cleaner!
I also cleaned the couch and 2 chairs in the parlor with the upholstery attachments on my carpet cleaner, cleaned the entry rug and hallway rug with it too! I dusted the parlor & cleaned the throws.
In the dining room I cleaned-razor blade clean-the mirror, polished the table, dusted, and cleaned all the linens.
I also did a few loads of laundry. All while having over 300 tricker treaters and a few guests over Friday night-WHAT A WEEKEND!
Hostess with the Mostess...at least thats the goal!
I am a twenty something (would love to say I could still round down to twenty, oh well, sad day) living in East Tennessee in "Mayberry" and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else! Things are slower, quieter, and kinder here.
I love to "put on the dog" whenever my husband can handle it. I am married to my favorite person who unfortunately doesn't share the same love of entertaining that I do. How unfortunate is that!
I am a planner. I love to plan. I will plan everything-even your life if you will let me!
This blog is mainly for me to sort out my thoughts and have all my plans in one place. I think it seems so organized to have a blog. Therefore, I must have one!