Day 4 – Plan for the Weekend

by StephBuckwalter on June 9, 2011

If the weekend is the best time for you to work on a bigger project, gather the stuff you need today and tomorrow so you can jump right in. If you are doing a Kamikaze Cleaning, be sure you have plenty of boxes.

I’d love to know what approach you’ve decided to take so add that to the comments, along with your project of the day. It will be fun to come back later and see if the plan worked for you or if you had to change to something else.

[Kamikaze Cleaning Challenge, Week 1 Day 4]

  • Marissa

    My plan is simple, it’s the one I always use except this time I’m going to GET IT ALL DONE! The other big component I miss is KEEPING IT CLEAN. To do that, I need to reassign daily chores to include these rooms and the particular areas that need to be attended to each day. I have the blessed luxury of having 5 children still at home. That’s many hands to help clean, but also many hands to help mess! Therefore, if I distribute the daily cleaning and/or checking of each room we should be able to stay on top of things. So, in addition to more cleaning, I plan to tackle “The Great Chore Charts” today.

  • LaRee B

    I’m gone all weekend (and all next week) so no plan. But I did spend roughly half an hour this morning organizing the pantry & putting away groceries and such that didn’t fit in there before (had just made a big trip to an overstock grocery store yesterday, so needed to find room for all my bargains).

  • Prov14 1

    I tackled the master bedroom today. It was REALLY bad. I totally decluttered it and it was an all day job. Filled 3 huge yard garbage bags and stuffed the back end of the mini van with clutter to donate to goodwill. It is GONE =-D. I started at 9am and stopped at about 4pm with interruptions here and there, so I’ll guesstimate about 5 hours worth of labor. Feeling great!

  • LaRee B

    Does it count if I was forced into it? I ended up doing a much more thorough than usual laundering of dd1′s bedding, thanks to her throwing up last night. But I DID wash her comforter and mattress pad, in addition to her sheets that needed washing anyway, all of which DID need doing, just wouldn’t have made it onto this week’s schedule if I hadn’t been forced into it. And I’m sure I spent at least a half hour between stripping the bed, running 2 loads of laundry, and hanging it all on the line (plus once it’s dry I’ll have to re-make her bed).

  • Homequeen

    Today I came home in 40C heat, sat down and made a plan of what to do in the Kamikaze challenge for the weekend. I cleaned out all the bathroom cupboards, and threw out plenty half-used bottles of shampoo and conditioner that were just taking up space. It is after midnight here now and I am pretty tired, but feel I have managed to spruce up the bathrooms by wiping down all the surfaces and mopping the floors
    My plan for tomorrow…. Well tomorrow is the weekend here in my part of the world, so I don’t usually do much on a Friday. Saturday though will be a different story, and top of my list is to blitz my son’s toy room and wash all bedlinen. In summer here, we change bedlinen every second day, and with six of us, it is quite a lot of work to do in one day.
    (my son’s toy room is needing a good clean out) Wish me well!!

  • Anonymous

    Whoa! That’s at last half an hour. That’s the nice thing about having kids. Your outer covers get washed frequently.

  • Anonymous

    Excellent job! To take something from current living space to give away to gone is great!

  • Anonymous

    I hope you are going somewhere fun. Look forward to hearing from you when you get back.

  • Prov14 1

    BTW, I am the same person as Kerry Darden on facebook. I’ve posted my other jobs on the Busy Homemaker wall. Sorry about the confusion, if any.

  • jen

    I don’t have a plan on paper for the weekend, but I have one in my head. I worked in the dining room for 15minutes today. I could have done a lot more, but I did the lawn and cleaned up the yard a little today. It looks really nice. I feel like I am actually making progress with even 15 minutes a day. I invited my in-laws for a cookout on Sunday afternoon to motivate myself to get some more done on Friday and Saturday.

  • Kdavisfmc

    Today, I spent 30 minutes today going through a file drawer in the office purging old documents and receipts. Wish I could have stayed with it longer. I actually enjoyed it! Plan on working on it some more tomorrow. My plan for the weekend is to deep clean my kitchen. My cabinets look so good from yesterday, I plan on cleaning my walls and ceiling along with the light fixture, appliances, etc. My kitchen garbage can got washed last night when I discoverd watermelon juice had leaked from the bag into the bottom of the can. Needed it anyway!

  • Bonita

    I cleaned my master bedroom closet. Took everything out of it, vacuumed, dusted the shelves, sorted through everything and filled about 3 big bags for donation. Put things back in an orderly fashion- 2 hours and 30 minutes.

    I was so excited that I’d done a major project and took a minute to rest. That’s when the big plumbing issue happened in the kitchen. Water from the sink wouldn’t drain right. When I opened the dishwasher it was full of the nasty water from the sink. I had to take everything out of the dishwasher and run the dishwasher empty to get rid of the water. I washed the dishes by hand and drained the water from the sink only to have it fill up the dishwasher and foamy water started pouring out on the kitchen floor. Long story short- the plumber comes first thing in the morning. Don’t know if handling a catastrophe counts, but it took about 30 minutes and a whole lot of stress!

  • Anonymous

    I did it!! I finally got some more hours in today! I took a piece of furniture to Too Good to Toss at the dump that’s been sitting in my garage since last year. 45 minutes round trip, but only 15 of actual work. Plus another 30 minutes of working on clearing clothes out of the boys room that they all insist are not theirs. I decided to put them all in a box and if anyone runs out of clothes before laundry day, I will tell them about the box and let them pay me a nickel for each piece of clothing they retrieve since I had to do their work. I’ll let you know if it cures the problem. :-)

  • Anonymous

    Wow. What a great motivator! This might be a good time to sketch out a chore chart and get others involved. Try assigning some of the lesser cleanup tasks to others so you can stick to these catch-up tasks.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a lot of washing and drying! I do wish you well on that toy room. I worked on a room with 3 boys today dealing with clothes. Tomorrow, it’s dealing with their toys.

  • Rachel Ramey

    I spent half an hour yesterday restoring the dining room. (It seems I cannot keep up with the mess my preschooler makes at the table.) Also, I spent an hour cleaning up a pile of stuff around my desk (which is in the room where I have that big kamikaze’d pile to whittle away).

  • Amy

    I spent my half hour yesterday deep cleaning the kids’ bathroom. I forgot to post last night. Sleep was calling.

  • Holly Martin

    Forgot to blog about 1 hour of laundry sorting and putting away (and the pile is not gone, either…) So far today, nothing. But maybe now I can put in 15 minutes somewhere!

  • Audreyinboston

    Today I entered some more books into the database–15 minutes. I also pulled together several boxes to give someone for a yard sale–another 15 minutes.

  • Megan

    Ok so for the weekend my plan is to make cheese, find my stuff to make soap, finish cleaning up from bombing the house (fleas…..ty dog!) and shampoo the carpet either Sun or Monday.

  • Christy

    Spent 45 minutes organizing and tossing old stuff from the bathroom cabinets. How does one family end up with so many bottles of lotion that we don’t even like? Toss, toss, toss.

  • Stephanie Buckwalter

    I’m seeing this a little late, but I feel for you–and after all that work! “The Rule” is neglect or deep cleaning, and I think that would have required some deep cleaning!

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