I will edit this post as I think of more items to add! I thought it might be fun if we tacked points onto our Spring Cleaning jobs, see who can get the most!
This is just a starting list for now:
Windows: 50 points per window (this includes cleaning the glass, screens, curtains, polishing the sill, getting all the cobwebs cleaned out to welcome the fresh spring air!)
Baseboards: 50 points per room (this is polishing and vaccuuming all around the baseboards)
Washing Wall: 150 points per room (this is getting all the crayon, handprints and general stuff that gets on your walls cleaned off~okay, so we aren't all going to do this, but I have to add some "challenging" stuff in, right
Cobweb Patrol: 25 points per room (this includes cleaning out the cobwebs that seem to collect at the top of the room, and in upper corners, or anywhere else cobwebs decide to gather)
Floors: 100 points per room (well, we all do this regularly anyway, but this time we will get it done really well, do the hardfloors by hand, and vaccuum several direction on the carpet, move the furniture and clean underneath it, treat any bad stains, and get it looking as best it can)
Pictures and Shelves: 100 points per room (this includes taking every picture down, dusting and cleaning the glass, ect. get rid of all the dust! Don't forget to wash any fake greenery!)
Light fixures: 25 points (take down the fixtures, wipe off the fan blades, get all the dust off!)
Lower Cabinets and drawers: 100 points (this includes pulling everything out, cleaning the cabinet out, and then replacing only what you need ~see, we can declutter, too!~ Don't forget to wipe off the outside, too!)
Upper Cabinets: 100 points (same as above)
Fridge: 100 points (clean on top, underneath, vaccuum off the cobwebs on the back, defrost the freezer if needed, clean all the inside, get rid of old food, and make sure all kiddy prints are wiped off! I'd say this one thing could take me all day
Stove: 50 points (pull it out, clean down the sides, inside, get ALL the gunk out of every crease!)
Table: 50 points (clean on top, underneath, the legs, all the chairs' legs, too!, Polish if needed ~did you know your kids could get so much food on it?!?)
Closet: 200 points (this one gets alot of points b/c it's so intimidating! Touch EVERY piece of clothing, shoes, ect. and get rid of anything you don't need or love, organize any storage, make a list of what you need for summer, or any storage thingys you might need, get rid of all cobwebs, vaccuum it out really well, polish or clean any shoes that need it, get the things that need mended and mend them! And remember, this is for each closet in your house!)
Beds: 100 points (okay, strip the bedding off and get it washing, then remove the mattress, vaccuum every piece, treat any stains as best you can ~ I"m planning to air my toddler bed outside~, be sure to clean underneath, put anything that needs stored into storage containers, and label them so you know what's living under your bed!)
Dresser, ect: 100 points (this includes taking out every piece of clothing in your drawers, go thru it and make a list of anything you need for summer, polish the dresser, clean out the drawers, and organize as you put things back in. Don't forget the top of the dresser, declutter it as well, make it look nice!)
Bathroom: 500 points for the whole room (don't forget to clean out all the cabinets, make-up drawers, get rid of yucky old towels, get the tub really good, organize, and sanitize)
Computer: 100 points (this includes dusting and cleaning all of your hardware, re-organzing your favorite,a nd cleaning up anything onyour computer that needs done. DOn't forget to do any on-line updates that need done, organize your photos, ec.t)
Papers Papers EVERYWHERE: 200 points of getting all of your papers organized and filed away, and doing anything else that needs done in your office space
Crafts: 100 points for going thru all your craft stuff, and finding each thing a home, organize what you do have!
100 points for weeping the porch, getting all the dust and cobwebs off the walls, and getting something springy sitting outside or on your door! Double this if you have a back porch, too! Treat any stains, wash any lawn furniture or kids toys outside.
Doing something above and beyond this month? Add to your points total by:
Painting a room 200 points
Rearraning furniture and wall decor 100 points
Cleaning out the freezer 100 points
Planting anything outside 100 points
Planting or working on your garden 200 points
For every box or bag of stuff you remove from your home (those big plastic riding toys and the like each count as one box) 100 points
Clutter Spots! Do you have a place or two (or three, or four?) that always seems to gather all of the miscellaneous items in your house? Change, reciepts, things the baby might choke on, movies, books, mail, and just about anything else? For every clutter spot you clean out, give yourself 100 points! I know I have 2 in my Living room, and one in my kitchen!
I"m sure I"ve missed rooms and stuff, but honestly, this is way more than I can get done in one month! Please feel free to request or add your own spring cleaning items!