Cleaning the Dining Room and Entry

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Dining Room

Yesterday we cleaned the kitchen, today we're going to clean the dining room and entrances to our home. Again, we will take the bins and trash bag with us, since it's been a week. However, the focus is cleaning this week, with a focus on deep cleaning. I'll also share my quick clean lists. Don't dwell on just 1 item, don't get sidetracked. We are not organizing this week, we'll do that next week.

Grab the cleaning supplies. This is the deep cleaning list that I do, feel free to modify it to suit your home. This keeps me on track and makes sure I don't miss anything. I only do a deep clean twice a year, usually I do the quick clean. Other steps in the deep clean area are done as needed.

My Deep Clean List:
Put away everything that stays in the room
Clear furniture surfaces, and put items for other rooms in the put away bin.
Put all the dining linens and table cloth in the laundry basket.
Wipe down light fixtures.
Spray down all non-wood hard finishes, and wipe down.
Wash windows, glass and mirror surfaces.
With a new cloth wipe down all wood surfaces with wood cleaner/conditioner.
Wipe down the walls, outlets, doorknobs and light switches.
For furniture and china cabinet:
One drawer at a time, pull items out, wipe down drawer, put everything back.
Open cabinets and wipe down the shelves.
Wipe down all decorative items.
Vacuum all the soft furniture.
Move all furniture out of the way.
Vacuum the floors and around the edges.
If you have hard floor surfaces, wash them.
Move your furniture back in place.

My Quick Clean List:
Put away clutter.
Wipe down hard surfaces.
Fluff soft surfaces.
Wipe down doorknobs and light switches.
Clean glass and mirror surfaces.
Clean floors.

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  1. Yep - Spring and Fall like a religion. It's amazing how even in the cleanest of houses dust will accumulate in the darndest places throughout the year.

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