Wow.  So, here we are at Part 3 – Monthly Cleaning.  For those of you that wonder how my household survived my last week’s cleaning binge (or freak out), we’re doing okay.  I managed to get all the big kid toys out of the family room with hubby’s help.  I packed up everything and moved it into the kitchen (right next to the stairs to the basement) and hubby carried it all down.  Our family room is a much safer place for Baby E to play in now.

As for the counter ‘o crap, well, I worked on it. A LOT.  I pretty much spent most of a day going though all those pesky papers and junk.  I at least halved the crap and tossed it.  In the end, it looked pretty good, not perfect, but good.  Now, it’s filling up again.  There’s the kids’ filled trick-or-treat bags, a sewing box and my good camera.  I’m thinking that I can get it cleaned up rather quickly.

My Weekly Schedule still needs some tweaking. I’m going to try a few things out and get back to you.  Regardless, my house will be spotless by Saturday night.  No, really, we have company coming over to celebrate Baby E’s first birthday, so it WILL sparkle.

We’ve arrived at Part 3 – Monthly Cleaning.  Tasks that maybe don’t need to be done on a weekly basis but still need some regular attention.  These are things like cleaning out the tracks in the windows, giving the much-loved coffee pot a run though with vinegar to keep it running tip-top, and wiping down the shelves and veggie bins in the refrigerator.

I found the Woman’s Day article I linked to in Part 1 especially helpful when creating my list.  Everyone’s home is different and has different requirements so your list may be shorter or longer than mine.

Here’s my Monthly list:

  • Clean tracks of sliding glass doors and windows
  • Run ½ cup Vinegar mixed in a full pot of water through coffeemaker
  • Wash down shelves and veggie bins in refridg.
  • Clean stove hood vents
  • Vacuum under couch cushions
  • Wash inside of garbage cans and wastebaskets
  • Dust, Sweep, Mop basement and stairs

I’m sure that I’ll find things that I’ve missed so this list will probably be a work in progress for a while.  I plan on working on these tasks when Baby E is taking his nap and on an off day from the Weekly cleaning tasks.  Really, if I take a little bit of time to complete 1 or 2 of these items per week, I’ll be finished by the end of the month.

What things make your Monthly list?  How are the Daily and Weekly cleaning tasks going for you?

Need to catch up?  Check out my previous posts:

Part 1 – Daily Quick Cleans
Part 2 – Weekly Cleaning
Cleaning Interruption – My Epic Fail

See you next week for Part 4 – Annual Cleaning.