My 20 Days List (heavily modelled on the Organised Housewife 20 day challenge)
Clean: benches, top of cupboards, cupboard doors, clean microwave, wipe over walls, dust light fittings
Declutter: under kitchen sink
Organise: clear kitchen bench, tidy under sink.
Clean: Wash all bedding (takes 2 days as no line, so unders first), vacuum mattress/air. pick up all items and put away, dust surfaces,
vacuum floor and under bed
Declutter: Bedside tables
Organise: DH's bedside table
Clean: Wipe over laundry sink, clean all shelves/surfaces, Declutter: cleaning products/shelves
Clean: Pantry shelves
Declutter: Out of date food in pantry
Clean: shower, around taps, mirror, vanity, tub, sink, toilet
Declutter: Vanity cupboard (doing this on a later day)
Organise: Shower caddy 6. Fridge:
Declutter: Out of date foods
Organise: Door of fridge - completely clear off
Clean: Hobby cupboard,
dust in display cupboard
Declutter: Display cupboard
Organise: Hobby cupboard
Clean: Air decorative cushions, wash cushion covers, wash throw rugs, dust all units, clean light fittings, clean lounge and condition
Declutter: Coffee table
Organise: Decorations and furniture layout
Clean: Oven deep clean (overnight)
Declutter: Tupperware cupboard
Organise: Cutlery drawer
Clean: Washing machine
Decluttter: Laundry linens
Organise: Laundry linens
Clean: Bathroom cabinet
Declutter: Bathroom Cabinet
Organise: Bathroom Cabinet
Clean, declutter, organise: My wardrobe
Clean, declutter, organise: Dh's wardrobe
Clean bottom shelf of pantry
Declutter: Medicine cabinet/shelf
13. Spare Room
Clean: shelves Declutter: filing cabinet
Organise: filing cabinet
That's the end of the list from Organised Housewife the way I have done it, selecting only the tasks that apply to me.
14. Floors - all floors vacuumed and washed
Days 14-20 will be spent deep cleaning each room one at a time ready for showing. I'm really hoping that by doing it this way, I won't be overwhelmed or defeated. I'm also packing a box of non essential things every day for the 20 days and storing them so that when we come to the move it won't be too intense.
I don't think it really matters what you do or what order you do it in, as long as you have a plan. There are some fantastic printable checklists on google and pinterest for those who just want to start slowly or take longer than the 20 days.
Bring on the 20 days I say!!
Edited by eyesabove, 15 January 2013 - 07:59 PM.