Someday 1 - 7, 2011
This week we are in Zone 4: The Master Bedroom
This month's Habit is: Swish and SwipeZone 2 Mission #1 Monday
Dear Friends:Take 15 minutes today to look at your kitchen floor. Does it need to be swept? Mopped? Sweep the floor, damp mop it and then...here is the big one, make sure that you wipe down the baseboards that surround the floor. These tend to get dusty and dirty, but are never seen. I will be wiping mine down today when I get home!
Set your timer and do this quickly, don't be a perfectionist, just do it! Have fun!
FlyLady RebeccaZone 2 Mission #2 Tuesday
Dear Friends,This months habit Is taking care of your paper clutter. Do you have any in the kitchen you could take care of? Lets spend 15 minutes decluttering in the kitchen, but focus on the paper clutter. Check the top of your microvave, top of the fridge, and the counter. We all have our hot spots, mine happens to be the counter right beside my side door! So, set your timer and GO!
FlyLady RebeccaZone 2 Mission #3 Wednesday
Dear Friends,Last time in the kitchen zone we cleaned our stove tops and knobs. This week we are going to look at the range hood or vent. I never think of this, so mine is horrible. I have a microwave above the stove with a metal vent. If you can remove the metal vent grate, place it on the top rack of your dishwasher for a good cleaning. If you have a regular hood vent take some cleaner (I have used vinegar and baking soda) and get all that grease, dust, and grime off. This may take more than 15 minutes, especially if you have neglected this area as I have!
If you have layers of grease and grime, take this mission one BabyStep at a time. Remember progress not perfection. Please make sure your vent fan is off before attempting this mission!
FlyLady RebeccaZone 2 Mission #4 Thursday
Dear Friends,FlyBaby Mary Ann Suggested that we clean the small appliances. She said to empty out crumbs from the toaster, and to clean the inside of the coffee pot with a solution of vinegar and water. I completely agree with her! I would also suggest that you clean the inside of your microwave. We always wipe the outside but sometimes forget about the part we don't see. So, today look at all of your small appliances and clean the inside. Most of the manuals for these machines have cleaning instructions.
Thank you FlyBaby Mary Ann! If there is something you do in Zone 2 that you think all FlyBabies would benefit from please let me know. Just send an email to FlyLady@flylady.net with the subject line ZONE 2!
FlyLady RebeccaZone 2: Mission #5 Friday
Dear Friends,It has been a while since we have looked at the lights. Take a look at all of the fixtures in your kitchen, are they dusty or have bugs in them? LOL Lets set our timer for 15 minutes and clean these. If you have higher lights or fixtures please use caution and ask for help if you need it. Don't get in a rush the timer can always be reset!