Saturday, March 14, 2015

Queen of Clean Cleaning Guidelines

You will be amazed at what you can accomplish in 1 minute-5 minutes-15 minutes-30 minutes of focused cleaning.
1 Minute
Family Room
• Find all the remotes and return to where they are kept
• Stack and tidy magazines, paper etc.
• Remove any dirty clothes to the hamper
• Clear off dresser or chest of drawers
• Be sure there is a supply of extra toilet paper etc and add necessary items to shopping list
• Put a teaspoon of orange flavored breakfast drink in the toilet to clean it, swish and let sit until you need to flush it
• Put some ice down the garbage disposal to keep it clean, fresh smelling and running well
• Fill garbage disposal side of sink with 3” of warm water. Add a handful of baking soda. Turn on disposal and immediately pull the sink stopper. Cleans out the holes and food that is stuck.
5 Minutes
Family Room:
• Gather up yesterdays papers etc and toss Remove anything that doesn’t belong in the room
• Dust lampshades with a micro fiber cloth
• Make the bed
• Shake out any rugs or throws (outside) Put in washer if needed
• Wipe down the sink(s) with a damp micro fiber cloth
• Put ½ cup of baking soda in drains and add ½ cup of white vinegar to keep drains free-flowing. Next time you are in the bathroom run cold water down the drain.
• Brush off seats on kitchen table chairs or bar stools with a soft brush
• Wipe down the front of the refrigerator with a 50% solution of white vinegar and water.
10 Minutes
Family Room
• Dust furniture with a lambswool duster to attract the dust and add some shine
• Take pet beds outside and go over with lint roller or brush
• Change Bed
• Dust all furniture
• Clean mirrors
• Clean mirrors
• Tidy medicine cabinet
• Clean countertops and buff
• Dust light fixtures/chandeliers with a telescoping duster
15 Minutes
Family Room
• Polish wood furniture with a mixture of 1 cup olive oil and ¼ cup of white vinegar. Apply with soft cloth and buff
• Vacuum soft upholstery with vacuum attachment
• Strip bed and vacuum mattress and pillows. Put sheets in washer
• Wipe down window sills and dust window treatments
• If you have a shower curtain (plastic) toss in washer with a couple of old towels, laundry detergent and 2 cups of white vinegar. Hang immediately
• Wash windows inside and clean window treatments
• Wipe out refrigerator with a solution of 50/50 water and white vinegar and dry. Discard old food
• Clean stove top area and microwave as appropriate 
30 Minutes
Family Room
• Pull out furniture and vacuum baseboards and all floor area
• Wipe down fans , clean overhead lights and clean decorative pieces
• Clean out bedside tables and remove things that don’t belong. Clean tops of all dressers, tables etc and remove and dispose of junk
• Vacuum dust ruffle and under bed area
• Thoroughly clean tub, shower and shower doors.
• Clean out under vanity area and cupboards
• Clean out as many drawers as you can in 30 minutes. Race yourself to see what you can get done.
• Wash baseboards and thoroughly clean edges of floor. Hand wash entire floor to get it really clean.
Thanks for Talking Dirty with the Queen of Clean!

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