I took these pictures yesterday before I did any general, daily clean-up, so it doesn't look the same today (actually a little better!). Missing is also the wall where I was standing to take these pictures - which is what we call "The Island" that really isn't an island - it is the hot spot for collecting "stuff". If I make it far enough to take "after" pictures I'll be sure to include it :)
My list of what I want to get done between today and tomorrow:
Saturday noon-time update: Still going strong! I think I can finish up today :)
Dishes: Wash, dry & put away Counters: Move and wipe off/under everything Wipe & dust trim and ceiling fan Wipe & dust cupboards (outsides) Clean off and wipe down refrigerator (outside) Clean out and wipe down inside of cupboards (upper) Clean out and wipe down inside of cupboards (lower) Clean microwave inside and out Clean oven/stove inside & out (including polishing the glass-top) Wash and disinfect trashcan Clean out, wipe out and organize under sink Wash and disinfect dish drainer/drainboard and sinks Clean out from under stove Pull out refrigerator and clean under/behind, sweep off coils (??) Pick up, vacuum, wash floorand apply grout sealer Wash Windows (I can't believe I forgot this one...) Wash light fixtures
I'll be stopping back by occasionally to cross things off as I get them done. I have the list pretty much in execution order. It's a long list so I'd best get crackin'! Maybe I should put on some peppy music to clean by...
Do you spring clean? I have never officially done it - at least as the chief homemaker. Please share any tips, tricks or experiences you might have!