2 Weeks Away: The Dining Room


place settingPrint the {Unclutter/Clean Worksheet: Dining Room}.

Focus Unclutter Assignment:
Pay special attention to the cabinet you have in your dining room. They are wonderful at collecting things. Sort through the drawers. Toss and/or organize papers and other types of clutter.

U-Choose Unclutter Assignment:
Pick an area each day this week to declutter. It can be a drawer, a closet, or a room. Make your intentions to please Allah. Then set a timer for 15 minutes and get to work.

Cleaning:
You will focus your cleaning efforts on the living room this week. Start at the top and work your way down to the floor. Here’s the cleaning assignment:

Windows & Walls
–dust/clean the windows including miniblinds and windowsills
–clean light switches
–clean the baseboards

China/Storage Cabinet
–dust and straighten the dishes
–clean the doors
–clean out a drawer/space

Furniture
–clean and polish the dining table (including the legs)
–clean chairs (including seats and legs)
–spot clean fabric furniture
–decorate the tabletop
–fluff pillows

Carpets
–spot clean carpet/rugs
–vacuum around and under furniture that is not heavy to move

Other
–purge magazines, newspapers, junk mail
–water plants

— DeCluttering & Cleaning Tips

  • make your intentions to please Allah
  • schedule time to clean; put it in your planner, calendar, or mobile device
  • spend 15 minutes at a time then take a break
  • use this Online-Stopwatch (click on Count Down) if you don’t have a kitchen timer
  • toss trash items into a plastic grocery store bag or trash bag

As you unclutter, sort items into: trash and “give away”. Toss trash into a plastic store bag or trash bag. Put “give away” items in a box or plastic bin. Label and find a handy place to keep it for now.

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