cleaning checklists

ULTIMATE "OH FUCK I JUST GOT MY FIRST APARTMENT AND ALL I HAVE IS ONE CHANGE OF CLOTHES AND A THIRD SOCK" CHECKLIST

CLEANING

  • Dish soap
  • Laundry detergent
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Hand soap
  • Broom
  • Mop
  • Wash cloths / rags
  • Vacuum
  • Dustpan
  • Lint roller
  • Sponges

KITCHENWARE

  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Forks
  • Knives
  • Glasses
  • Mugs
  • Tongs
  • Spatula
  • Plastic wrap
  • Ziplock baggies
  • Garbage bags
  • Paper towel
  • Tupperware
  • Ice tray
  • Oven mitts
  • Potato peeler
  • Mixing bowls
  • Frying pan
  • Pot
  • Baking sheet
  • Whisk
  • Stirring spoons / ladels
  • Tea infuser ball
  • Measuring cups
  • Strainer
  • Cutting board
  • Coffee maker
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Magnets
  • Dry erase markers
  • Sticky notes
  • Microwave
  • Wire sponge
  • Trash bin
  • Recycling bin
  • Rubber gloves
  • Silverware organizer
  • Measuring spoons
  • Aluminum foil
  • Wax paper
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Containers for salt, sugar, flour, etc.

LIVINGROOM

  • Sofa
  • Rocking chair (you know you want one)
  • Loveseat
  • Coasters
  • Blankets
  • Throw pillows
  • Coffee table
  • Book shelves
  • TV
  • TV stand
  • Floor lamp
  • End table
  • Stereo system / radio

BEDROOM

  • Mattress
  • Box spring
  • Bedframe
  • Linens
  • Sheets
  • Comforter
  • Hangers
  • Laundry hamper
  • Trash bin
  • Curtains
  • Pillows
  • Pillow cases
  • Night table
  • Alarm clock
  • Lamp
  • Dresser
  • Coat rack
  • Desk / vanity
  • Comfy chairs

DININGROOM

  • Dining table
  • Minimum of 2 chairs
  • Coasters
  • Placemat
  • Tablecloth
  • Tea lights /candles and candle holders

BATHROOM

  • Face clothes
  • Towel
  • Soap bar
  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Trash bin
  • Plunger
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Cold, flu, pain, and allergy meds
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • First-Aid kit
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Band-aids
  • Shower rod
  • Shower curtain
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Period products
  • Bathmat
  • Air freshener
  • Trash bin
  • Towel rod
  • Towels

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Elastic bands
  • Stapler
  • Stables
  • Paper clips
  • Needles and thread
  • AA / AAA batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Extension cords
  • Scotch tape
  • Duct tape
  • Shovel
  • Rake (if you have a yard)
  • Stain remover
  • Jar of courters for laundry mat
  • Screw drivers
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Sticky tack
  • Screws
  • Box cutter / X-acto
  • Pliers
  • Wrench
  • Pens
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Welcome matt
  • Shoe rack
  • Coat rack
  • Flashlight
  • Flashlight batteries
  • Watch batteries
  • Rechargeable batteries and charger
  • Safe place to discard dead batteries
  • Candles
  • Matches
  • Lighter
  • Mini travel fans
  • Real fans
  • Emergency Survival kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Landline phone
  • Window air conditioner
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Fire alarm

FOOD STUFF

  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Baking soda
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Olive oil
  • Tea
  • Jam
  • Peanut-butter
  • Coffee grounds
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Vegetable soup
  • Tomato sauce
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Crackers
  • Chickpeas / lentils
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Granola bars
  • Juice
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Frozen meats

And since people are having a hard time figuring this out for themselves, let me just say: every single item on this list is OPTIONAL, just look for what you need personally and let others do the same.

A cleaning checklist for the forgetful or slovenly

Daily:

* Remove you from your bed linen, let it breathe, then put you back in

* Rotate shark tank

* Lightly burnish your ego

Weekly:

* Put the liquid on the thing

* Ventilate the gazebo

* Empty your pies and re-fill with delicious new piestuff

* Contemplate the dust that we shall all become at the end of days

Monthly:

* Re-dye any cats the same colour as your sofa to avoid unsightly hair patches

* Wipe down dungeon and remove corpses

* Evaluate your pipes for ferrets

* Vacuum your vacuum with a bigger vacuum to re-establish dominance

* Carefully wipe your memory clean of that nice Russian gentleman who you met for the first time this month, his suitcase and the envelope inside it

Yearly:

* Wipe down, always down, down until you reach the centre of the Earth and carry on wiping because the centre of the Earth is filthy, there is nothing there that would be welcome in a respectable drawing-room

* Rearrange the deckchairs on the Titanic

* Pull the sword from the stone if it has got back in there again somehow

Every Decade:

* Hike to some hard-to-reach areas and cleanse them of any state secrets that may have been carelessly been left around

* Open a portal to the eternal void and let its blissful nothingness wash over your neighbourhood, sucking all unrestrained mess into a bleak wash of intergalactic debris somewhere

Every 100 years:

* Cleanse your alphabet of any underutilised letters

* Dig up the box in the cave in the chasm in the mountains in the desert where you keep your heart and replace any tarnished fittings

Every 10,000 years:

* Defrost your bookmobile

anonymous asked:

My job recently put up little daily cleaning checklists. Which I'm fine with. My tasks aren't usually hard but can get time consuming or just need to wait until after the dinner rush. Now, though, a few coworkers seem convinced I can do all of my job and half of theirs too. Except again, my tasks can get time consuming and I'm doing other cleaning between customers. I can leave the dining area looking like Donald Trump's search history or I can actually finish my job.

This app might be helpful for those of us who have trouble cleaning etc — it’s called the Real Simple Checklist and it comes preloaded with a bunch of lists. the one I submitted will probably be the most useful but theres lists for everything from “get out of debt” to “moving” to “new cat owners”. its more or less woman-oriented — well, think of the general readership of real simple magazine, haha. a few checklists are free & the rest are $3. it’s just nice to have big overarching tasks broken up for me instead of having to do it myself, you know?


That’s great. Thank you so, so much, jlr7245! I wish there were an Android version. Could you get on that, realsimplepromotions? My brother and I would buy, like, all the lists.

—Elise

Organized Charm Mix & Match Planner Printables!

Year at a Glance


Mini Monthly Pre-Dated View

Month at a Glance

Traditional Monthly View


Grid Weekly View

Horizontal Weekly View

Horizontal Weekly View (Morning, Afternoon, Evening)


Daily Checklist with Timeline and 5 Categories


Monthly Finance Tracker

Weekly & Monthly Cleaning Checklist

femmeshark  asked:

I know if there was an easy solution to executive dysfunction, we'd know by now, but what are some strategies you can suggest to make it easier to do the things I need to do, when the meds just aren't cutting it? (1/2)

(2/2) I’m dealing with chronic pain & fatigue from late stage lyme, which has all made everything a lot harder and slower to do. it’s hard to tell if I’m having neurological symptoms of lyme , or its just the exacerbated adhd–either way, any tips?

Here are some strategies in no particular order:

  • Just put all the things in your electronic planner while people are telling you them—say, “Excuse me, I’m going to put this in my calendar right now so I don’t forget,” and then set a million reminders.
  • Just set a million reminders for literally everything. Set task reminders too so you can check them off. It is so satisfying.
  • Get a dog or cat and give them treats as you do parts of your daily routine, like taking meds or getting in bed. Then they will be anxious for you to do your routine and start nipping your elbows if you don’t get up and take your meds.
  • Set as many bills as possible to automatically pay. Call and ask if they can automatically pay if you can’t find out how to do it. See if you can set up an automatic payment through your bank. That even works for private landlords!
  • On good days, take fifteen minutes or half an hour to go through a drawer, cabinet, or box of stuff and throw out or give away most of it. The next time you have a good day, tackle a different drawer, cabinet, or box. Less stuff means less work.
  • Go to a hair stylist—maybe more expensive than Super Cuts—and ask for a “wash-and-wear” haircut.
  • Start buying Naked Green Machine smoothies. They’re expensive, but they’re vegetables with zero work or preparation required!
  • Check out @lowspoonsfood for more super easy ways to get food into your body. [Edit: Since I wrote this post there has been some sort of drama that I’m too tired to read about and some mods of lowspoonsfood are moving to @lowspoonsgourmet. At least, I think that’s what’s happening. Just check out both.]
  • Google Keep. It’s especially good for grocery shopping, especially when you live with family or roommates because different people can check things off the list as they put them in the cart. All the lists will automatically update.
  • Real Simple has cleaning checklists that you or someone else can follow. Seriously, they require no thought. My mom gave my brother and me chores—like, “clean the entire bathroom”—when I was a kid, and we would have been so much better at them if we’d had a checklist like these.
  • Look into grocery delivery services in your area. Usually the ones run by the stores themselves, like Amazon Fresh, Safeway, or Hy-Vee, are fairly affordable. Private delivery services like Instacart and Shipt vary widely in price.

That’s all I can think of right now. My brain is kind of lumpy.

—Elise

Followers with chronic fatigue, how do you make the activities of daily living easier for yourself?

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Okay, so yesterday I was unable to get up and basically to do something because I was feeling bad, but in the afternoon I decided to knock anxiety and depression off and do something that makes me feel happy and productive. So, yeah, I decided to tidy and clean my room.

I was aware that my room was a mess and I was feeling down, so I thought ‘Doing some 20/10 would be okay’ and I was so disposed to do that that I ended up doing 11 20/10. I have to recognize that I have been distracted some times, but I finally made it.

My room would still be a mess (like my mind) but fewer than before. And I feel good with myself and well, I also have to organize this month to study so I guess tidying my room -somehow- is helping me to clear my mind and make this easier. But I still have to work on the coach (I have to buy some things for the things I have there.)

And, as you can see, in the mirror I have located the UfYH Basic Cleaning Checklist to help me (I hope you don’t mind). Well, I also have to say that I’ve been ignoring it for a few weeks, but this is going to change. And maybe lots of things. I’m decided to improve things.

Thank you so much for your reblogs because they have encouraged me to do this, and for the way you support us by your blog @unfuckyourhabitat