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Mom’s Manual Day #7: Cleaning Your Entryway

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Starting with Mom’s Manual Day 7,  we begin breaking down our home into deep cleaning areas and figure out the tasks needed to clean them. You remember that we should spend 15 mins per day cleaning our “zone”… at the end of the week your zone/focus area should be nice and clean because you will have put almost 2 full hours into cleaning it. But, you may feel you need to do some major decluttering.  That is ok!  You will still do some deep cleaning in the places you can reach. OK, let us get our lists going.

Mom's Manual Day #7: Cleaning Your Entryway

Zone work is that deep cleaning stuff:

  • Windows
  • Window Sills
  • Wash Linens
  • Shampoo Carpets or spot clean them
  • Dust
  • Fan Blades
  • etc

Go into the following rooms:

  • Living Room
  • Entrance (like, if you have a Foyer)
  • Front Porch

Put each room on its own sheet of paper and look around, what all needs doing in these rooms? Make your list – this is Zone/Focus #1.   The first week of the month gets devoted to this area.

For the curious, here’s mine – actually, when this post was originally written, this was mine. 🙂  Since I have moved, it is really time for me to rebuild by Mom’s Manual to help me keep up with all the tasks that need doing in my home.

The Entrance: Front Porch, Entryway, & Living Room Zone Cleaning

Front Porch Detailed Cleaning:

Sweep down cobweb and spider webs

Sweep off porch furniture.

Sweep the porch.

Prune Plants

Wipe off tables, banisters, columns, and light fixtures.

Get rid of unwanted items.

Empty Trash Can

Add personal touches to welcome friends and family

Evaluate seasonal decorations

Living Room / Family Room / Den:


Clean Windows

Straighten Bookcases

Wash ornaments and what-knots

Wipe fingerprints from the walls

Polish furniture

Clean under cushions

Move furniture and vacuum

Shampoo carpet

Wipe down baseboards

Vacuum furniture

Wipe fan blades

Wash light fixtures

More Mom’s Manual Resources:

  1. Mom’s Household Manual Cover
  2. Day One
  3. Day Two
  4. Day Three
  5. Day Four
  6. Day Five
  7. Day Six
  8. Day Seven
  9. Day Eight

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Monday 30th of March 2015

I like how to break down your zones so that you get every area of the house. I need to have a list like this but I'm a little lazy. I do have a daily cleaning list. Thanks for sharing on Feature Friday. I hope you will share with us again!