How I Sep Up My Zone Cleaning

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For years I struggled to get the Spring cleaning done all at once.  I tried many different ways from taking a Friday off work so I could have more time to do it to delegating things to my husband to do just to end up with not completing it and being frustrated.  Until I came across people talking about zone cleaning.  I know that some people feel that with zone cleaning you never truly have a completely clean house all at once.  But let me tell you it works and my house is clean all the time with not very much effort.  I dedicate and hour a day on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  The reason for me doing it this way I do my weekly deep cleaning on Thursdays and Fridays.  I will do a separated blog post on how I do my deep cleaning and how I spread it out between the two days.  I like to keep my weekends for grocery shopping and hanging out with my family.  I give myself a few chores to do on the weekend but none of them take up too much of my time.

So let me show you how I set up my zone cleaning.

MY ZONE CLEANING SCHEDULE

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ZONE 1 – Detailed Cleaning – The Entrance, Mudroom, Front Porch, Powder room

Monday  Front Porch Detailed cleaning

1 Sweep down cobweb and spider webs

2 Sweep off porch furniture.

3 Sweep the porch.

4 Throw away any dead plants.

5 Prune back unruly bushes from the entrance.

6 Repot planters if necessary (in summer)

7 Wipe off tables, banisters, and light fixtures.

8 Get rid of unwanted items.

    – Powder Room Detailed Cleaning

1 Clean under the sink

2 Wipe down walls and light fixtures

3 Wash the wast basket

4 Replace the toilet brush

5 Wash the grout

TuesdayEntrance Detailed Cleaning

1 Clean cobwebs

2 Dust window sills and front door

3 Clean switch plate of hand prints and walls if needed

4 Dust furniture

5 Dust baseboards

6 Straighten the coat closest

7 Add your own personal touches to make it more welcoming.

Wednesday Mudroom Detailed Cleaning

1 Clean Cobwebs

2 Dust window on the door and all doors

3 Clean switch plate of hand prints and wipe down walls

4 Declutter Pantry and wipe down shelves

5 Update the boards and declutter the wall document holder

6 Declutter the kids clothes and send unwanted items home

7 Fix and replace any hooks that need it.

ZONE 2 – Detailed Cleaning – Dining Room and Living Room

Monday and Tuesday – Dining Room

1 Clean the cobwebs

2 Dust window sills

3 Clean the window

4 Clean doors of china cabinet after you straighten dishes if they need done. Dust.

5 Clean and straighten any drawer

6 Wash the chair cushions as needed

7 Dust the bottoms of the chairs.

8 Dust the baseboards

9 Move furniture and vacuum underneath. (except the china cabinet)

 10 Wash the curtains

11 Clean the light fixture

Wednesday Living Room

1 Clean the cobwebs

2 Dust the window sills

3 Clean the window

4 Wash the curtains

5 Vacuum behind the furniture

6 Clean the light fixture

ZONE 3 – Detailed Cleaning List – Kitchen

Monday –

1 Straighten drawers and Cupboards

2 Clean out the Pantry

3 Clean grout

Tuesday –

1 Wipe down walls and light switches

2 Wash windows

3 Clean fan hood

4 Clean Light fixtures

Wednesday –

1 Empty refg/clean thoroughly

2 Clean the freezer

3 Clean Oven

4 Clean out homework/office station

ZONE 4 – Detailed Cleaning – Kid zones (kids help with these)

Monday – Kids Bathroom

1 Clean grout

2 Straighten Drawers and Cabinets

3 Clean grout in shower

4 Throw away empty bottles

5 Wipe down the walls, light fixture and light switches

6 Replace the toilet brush

7 Dust the blind and wash the window and door

8 Soak Shower Head in Vinegar

Tuesday – Son’s Bedroom

1 Straighten drawers/closet

2 Clean Cobwebs

3 Vacuum and flip the Mattress

4 Wash Curtains

5 Wipe down Windows

6 Straighten shelves

7 Clean under bed

8 Clean out the Closet

9 Put away stray items

10 Sort out – Grown clothes

11 Vacuum under bed/closet

12 Dust baseboards

13 Wash walls

Wednesday – Daughter’s Bedroom

1 Straighten drawers/closet

2 Clean Cobwebs

3 Vacuum and turn the Mattress

4 Wash Curtains

5 Wipe down Windows

6 Straighten shelves

7 Clean under bed

8 Clean out the Closet

9 Put away stray items

10 Sort out – Grown clothes

11 Vacuum under bed/closet

12 Dust baseboards

13 Wash walls

ZONE 5 – Detailed Cleaning – Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom, Laundry

Monday – Detailed Cleaning Master Bedroom

1 Straighten drawers/closet

2 Clean Cobwebs

3 Vacuum and turn the Mattress

4 Wash Curtains

5 Wipe down Windows

6 Straighten shelves

7 Clean under bed

8 Clean out the Closet

9 Put away stray items

10 Sort out clothes

11 Vacuum under bed/closet

12 Dust baseboards

13 Wash walls

14 Wipe down the shelves in the walking closet

15 Straighten the walk in closet

Tuesday – Detailed Cleaning Master Bathroom

1 Straighten up Makeup

2 Straighten Drawers/ Cabinets

3 Clean grout on the floor and shower

4 Wash the walls

5 Dust the Blinds

6 Wash the Windows and Doors

7 Dust Light fixtures

8 Soak Shower Head in Vinegar

WednesdayDetailed Cleaning Laundry Room

1 Clean the gunk from under the washer lid and the lid

2 Wipe down the cupboards and doors

3 Throw out empty bottles and boxes

4 Check Supplies of Laundry detergent, softener, spot remover etc.

5 Remove Cobwebs

6 Try and clean out the went

7 Wipe down the sink

ZONE 6 – Detailed Cleaning Family Room, Office, Hallway

Monday – Detailed Cleaning Family Room

1 Clean Cobwebs

2 Clean Window

3 Clean out End Tables

4 Wash Walls

5 Straighten drawers

6 Clean the phone

7 Stain Treat the couches

8 Wash Curtains

Tuesday – Detailed Cleaning Office – Main office (husbands job)

1 Clear off the surface of the desk

2 Throw away pens that don’t work

3 Sharpen pencils

4 Throw out all the trash

5 Straighten one drawer at a time

6 Clean off the monitor screen

7 Vacuum under desk and the whole room

8 Dust furniture

9 Clean windows

10 Remove cobwebs

11 Check supplies of paper and printer cartridges

12 Check for any other supplies you might need

– Detailed Cleaning – My office space

1 Clear off the surface of your desk

2 Throw away pens that don’t work

3 Sharpen pencils

4 Throw out all the trash

5 Straighten all the craft supplies on shelf

6 Straighten  drawers 

7 File receipts

8 Clean off the monitor screen

10 Dust furniture

12 Remove cobwebs

Wednesday – Detailed Cleaning – Hallways

1 Dust Cobwebs

2 Wash Walls and Baseboard

3 Dust and wash Light Fixtures

Zone 7 – Basement

Monday – Detailed cleaning in the Craft Room

1 Straighten all the craft supplies

2 Put bins in proper spots

3 Straighten Circle time supplies and toys

Tuesday – Detailed clean Storage rooms and Cold room

1 Put everything in its spot

2 Straighten shelfs

3 Vacuum, dust and wash the floors

4 Straighten freezers and fridge

Wednesday -Detailed clean Day Care Room

1 Wash walls, baseboards and all tables and shelfs

2 Wash windows

3 Straighten shelfs

This is the list that works for me.  I usually do my zone cleaning during nap time when all the children are napping.  If it doesn’t work out for me at that time I will do some at night.  I give myself an hour to do it and sometimes I finish before and sometimes I have to do more the next day.  Once you get on the schedule you will see it is not that much work and when everything is straightened and cleaned on regular basis it really doesn’t take that long to do it.

Hope you will find this helpful.

Thanks for reading and Happy Cleaning

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