Where Does Detailed Cleaning Fit In?

Hi there
I’m a stay at home mum with two little kids and I’m wondering where the detailed cleaning fits..

By the time you’ve done morning and afternoon routines, looked after kids and done the daily mission and weekly home blessing hour there doesn’t seem to be any time left! Especially if you go out during the day..

Thanks for your help.

Kind Regards,

Dear Cate,

The Detailed Cleaning List is something you don’t have to worry about if you get our emails. Every evening at 5:30pm EDT FlyLady Rebecca sends out our daily mission. Each daily mission is from our Detailed Cleaning List. When you spend the 5-15 minutes on each daily mission; you will never have to spring clean again. Since you get them on Saturday; you can post the list and do it first thing on your list for tomorrow.

On Saturday, FlyLady Rebecca sends you the whole list for the next week. They are always posted on the website too, in the Launch Pad, under Sneak Peek.

Here are the Detailed Cleaning Missions for this week. Don’t think to hard on these. We are focused on our master bedrooms this week. You can do this and it won’t take you very long.

This Week’s Missions

Zone 4: Mission #1 Monday

Dear Friends,

This week we are in the Master Bedroom, today I want you to spend 15 minutes under your bed! Take this time to get the things out from under the bed that you have shoved under there during a mad stash and dash through the house.

15 minutes might not be enough, but for today just try to put a dent in the stuff that you have put there. Things that just don’t belong. If you don’t have anything under your bed, then grab a vacuum cleaner or broom and get the dust bunnies that have been multiplying under there.

FlyLady Rebecca

Zone 4: Mission #2 Tuesday

Dear Friends,

Today is the day to attack the clothes pile.  Now you all know what I am talking about.  This pile is either on a chair, on top of the hamper, dresser or at the foot of your bed.  Set your timer for 15 minutes and grab some hangers or start folding.  While you are doing this do not hang up or fold something that you hate.  This is the time to let it go!  If you do not love it, send it right out the door!

Flylady Rebecca

Zone 4: Mission #3 Wednesday

Dear Friends,

It is anti-procrastination day and we are going to clean off the nightstands! Get the tissues, cups and stuff that has piled up, toss and put away.  The grab a feather duster or dust rag and dust the surface.  Place a pretty candle or picture there.  Something that is new to that spot that you love to see.

Waking up and not seeing a pile of things on the nightstand and a pile of clothes will make your morning a little brighter!

FlyLady Rebecca

Zone 4: Mission #4 Thursday

Dear Friends,

Yesterday we worked on the nightstands and today we are going after the dressers!  Get rid of anything that is not necessary!  Instead of a pile up of cosmetics, place them in a ziplock bag and then store them in a drawer when not in use.  For perfumes and colognes, toss what you no longer use and place you favorites on a pretty tray, plate or mirror.  Keep this space neat and clutter free, you will love to wake  up to the flat surfaces in your bedroom decluttered.

FlyLady Rebecca

Zone 4: Mission #5 Friday

Dear Friends,

Today is the day to remake your bed.  This may take a little longer than usual but so well worth it.  Strip your bed and remake it.  Get someone to help you flip the mattress, if you can’t then try just to turn it around.  If you have some fabric spray spritz your linens or if you have had any colds or flu’s in the house lately consider spraying your mattress and pillows with an anti-bacterial spray. Then place those crisp freshly washed sheets and blanket on.  Take extra care when making the bed.

Really tuck those corners in and fluff the pillows.  An extra tip is to toss your pillow in the dryer with a dryer sheet for added freshness and fluff.  Use your bedspread or comforter and make up the rest of the bed.  Take your time and know how much you will enjoy getting into your bed tonight and how wonderful it will feel.

Maybe tonight you will go to bed a little earlier or stay in bed a little longer tomorrow morning just taking some time to enjoy something so simple yet rewarding.

FlyLady Rebecca

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