This Week’s Cleaning Zone ★ The Entry Way & Lounge Room

June 2, 2014 by flyingdrunkenmonkey

This Week's Cleaning Zone - The Entry Way & Lounge Room - The Flying Drunken Monkey

Last week’s cleaning zone started off really well. I wrote out an even more extensive list than what I posted, including things that I needed to have done but kept putting off.

Here’s the list, with what I completed:

Our Room

♥ Clean balcony doors
♥ Clean mirror
♥ Clean wardrobe doors
✓ Clear bedside tables
♥ Dust
✓ Fold washing
♥ Tidy under bed
♥ Vacuum
✓ Clear floor
♥ Clear off Chloe’s drawers
✓ Organise Chloe’s clothes
✓ Wash mattress protector
✓ Change sheet and pillowcases
✓ Change quilt cover
♥ Put Chloe’s clothes away

Lily’s Room

♥ Clean window
♥ Dust
✓ Sort toys
♥ Organise toys
♥ Clear off drawers
✓ Organise clothes
♥ Fix CD player
♥ Fix Ball string
♥ Vaccuum
✓ Put clothes away

On Monday I went upstairs in the afternoon and got started. I managed to get a lot done, including most of our room.

On Tuesday while I went for a run in the afternoon Mr Monkey and Lily got stuck into the toys in Lily’s room and started sorting them into boxes and piles. I had hoped to really sort through them at the same time and get rid of some (donate or throw out ones that were broken) but at least it was a start.

I had plans to sort through the toys while Lily was at school Thursday (she said she wanted to keep them all but I knew she wouldn’t miss them if she didn’t know they’d gone) but things had really started to go downhill by that stage. It’s all a bit of a blur so I can’t even tell you what happened and when. All I know is most nights I wasn’t getting very good sleep due to Chloe waking up or Lily waking up crying with an earache.

I was a zombie during the day and all my good plans sort of went away, to be replaced with lying comatose on the couch. Not very productive! The dirty clothes piled up, the dirty dishes piled up and my mental health took a big beating.

I’m sort of on the up today (Sunday) – I managed to get the washing back under control and got through half of the dishes. I’m writing this on the floor of Lily’s room as I wait for her to fall asleep. Once she finally does I’ll go downstairs and finish the dishes, as long as Chloe goes to sleep as well. I would’ve liked to have gotten so more done in the zone but I’m happy to have at least achieved what I did.

This week I’m hoping to finish off a few things from the bedroom zone before moving into the entryway and lounge room. The glass cleaning (mirror, windows, wardrobe doors) are all easy and quick to do and I’m planning to do that this afternoon after the grocery shopping.

Lily is staying at her grandparents’ house tonight so tomorrow morning I’m going to sort through a few of her toys before she comes home. It’s a job that’s been bugging me for months so I’m really looking forward to having it done. If I manage to get that all done I’ll vacuum upstairs as well.

If I get that done I’ll be happy to leave it for now and move into the next zone over the rest of the week.

The plan for this week’s cleaning zone:

Cleaning Checklist - The Entry Way & Loungeroom - The Flying Drunken Monkey

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