3 Weeks Away: The Living Room

pink-sofa-black-gray-pillows-mdPrint the {Unclutter/Clean Worksheet: Living Room}.

Focus Unclutter Assignment:
Focus on uncluttering magazines! Here’s a new rule: Once you are finished with a magazine, remove the pages you like and store them in a binder, file folder, or electronically. Put the rest of the magazine in the recycle bin.

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

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

Storage Cabinet
–dust and straighten contents
–clean the doors
–clean out a drawer/space that is not heavy to move

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

–clean and polish tables (including the legs)
–clean chairs (including seats and legs) and lamps
–spot clean fabric furniture
–decorate tabletops
–fluff pillows

–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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