💡 PRINTABLES – KITCHEN (ZONE 2) CLEANING/DECLUTTER LIST

Woo hoo, I’m ready with my cleaning/declutter list for Flylady zone 2, the kitchen! 🎉 Once again, in order to save on printing ink (said the canny Scot…), I typed my lists in black ink and printed them on coloured paper. If you don’t have a printer/don’t want to print, save/take a screenshot of the list and keep it on your phone. I’ve based my lists on my own kitchen and things to declutter in this area. Remember to adapt – make these lists work for you!



I printed my cleaning list and declutter list and put them back to back in a plastic sheet. Ready to cross off the tasks as I go! During the week I keep the list in my cleaning caddy. That way I can use any spare minutes I have to do one of the tasks. No more marathon cleaning sessions…do you hear me?! LOL! The aim is not to cross everything off the list this week but to keep moving forward in this zone and get something (anything!) done.




Here are some ideas to get you started! Simply copy/paste on to your own blank document.

CLEAN
Scan the room, put things away
Descale kettle/coffeepot/dishwasher
Dust ceiling/corners
Dust or wipe skirting boards
Dust flat surfaces/window sills
Wipe kitchen table/legs/chair/legs 
Wipe door handles/light switches/
fingerprints or marks on walls
Shine windows, glass door, mirrors
Detailed vacuum session (underneath/back fridge)
Mop
Wipe down cabinets/handles
Wipe/clean refrigerator/one shelf or drawer
Underneath sink/rubbish/recycling
Wipe down microwave
Wash cutlery holder
Tidy drawers/cupboards
Wipe around stove top, oven knobs, and oven door
Wash pillow covers


DECLUTTER
Fridge
Freezer
Crockery
Kitchen utensils
Bowls, pots and pans
Baking paper/plastic bags/elastic band drawer
Tupperware
Water bottles/lunch boxes/thermos
Baking supplies
Tinned goods/pulses


PROJECTS
Sand and oil countertops/chopping boards


Would you like some ideas for pampering, gardening and errand day in this zone? See this blogpost for inspiration! https://www.dianedenmark.com/2020/05/zone-2-inspirationerrands-self-care.html

Have fun!
LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you!
Diane

💡 PRINTABLES – ZONE 1 CLEANING/DECLUTTER LIST

Woo hoo, I’m ready with my cleaning/declutter list for Flylady zone 1, the hall, porch/entryway to your home and dining room! This time, in order to save on printing ink (said the canny Scot…), I’ve printed out my lists in black ink and put coloured paper in the printer. If you don’t have a printer/don’t want to print, save/take a screenshot of the list and keep it on your phone. I’ve based my lists on my own home (we don’t have a porch but we do have steps leading up to the house) and things to declutter in the zone. Remember to adapt – make these lists work for you!

I printed my cleaning list and declutter list and put them back to back in a plastic sheet. Ready to cross off the tasks as I go! During the week I keep the list in my cleaning caddy. That way I can use any spare minutes I have to do one of the tasks. No more marathon cleaning sessions…do you hear me?! LOL! The aim is not to cross everything off the list this week but to keep moving forward in this zone and get something (anything!) done.





And here are some ideas to get you started! Simply copy/paste on to your own blank document.

CLEAN
Scan the room/porch, put things away
Dust ceiling/corners
Dust or wipe skirting boards
Dust flat surfaces/window sills
Dust dining table, chairs
Wipe door handles/light switches/
fingerprints or marks on walls
Shine windows, glass doors, mirrors
Shine or dust lamps
Detailed vacuum session
Check wood burning stove/fireplace
Vacuum or shake rugs outside
Dust tops/underneath bookcases
Dust main light fittings
Straighten the hall cupboard
Water/dust plants
Wipe down the front door
Sweep the porch/entrance to house
Change over the decorations/floral decorations

DECLUTTER
Hall cupboard
(shoes, coats, gloves,
seasonal items, shopping bags)
China, Glassware
Cutlery
Table accessories
Table linens
Wines/spirits
Books
Reference books
Music/piano
Candlesticks/bits n’ bobs
Cushion covers/rugs

Have fun!
LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you!
Diane

💡 PRINTABLES – ZONE 5 CLEANING/DECLUTTER LIST

Woo hoo, I’m ready with my cleaning/declutter list for Flylady zone 5, the living room! This time, in order to save on printing ink (said the canny Scot…), I’ve printed out my lists in black ink and put coloured paper in the printer. If you don’t have a printer/don’t want to print, save/take a screenshot of the list and keep it on your phone. I’ve based my lists on my living room and things to declutter in the zone. Remember to adapt – make these lists work for you!

I printed my cleaning list and declutter list and put them back to back in a plastic sheet. Ready to cross off the tasks as I go! During the week I keep the list in my cleaning caddy. That way I can use any spare minutes I have to do one of the tasks. No more marathon cleaning sessions…do you hear me?! LOL! The aim is not to cross everything off the list this week but to keep moving forward in this zone and get something (anything!) done.

Adapt to your home with the template here
And here are some ideas to get you started! Simply copy/paste on to your own blank document.

CLEAN
Scan the room, put things away
Dust ceiling/corners
Dust or wipe skirting boards
Dust flat surfaces/window sills
Dust tables/legs, Pledge the coffee table
Wipe door handles/light switches/
fingerprints or marks on walls
Shine windows, glass doors, mirrors
Shine or dust lamps
Detailed vacuum session
Vacuum sofa/chairs, flip sofa foam
Dust underneath/behind the sofa
Check wood burning stove/fireplace
Wash cushion covers/blankets
Vacuum or shake rugs outside
Dust tops/underneath bookcases
Dust main light fittings
Change over the decorations/floral decorations
DECLUTTER
Pamper basket
Library/book/magazine basket
Books
Reference books
Games/toys
DVDs
Music/piano
Candlesticks/bits n’ bobs
Table linens
Cushion covers/rugs
Sewing basket
Have fun!
LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you!
Diane


💡PRINTABLES! ZONE 4 IDEAS: ERRAND DAY, SELF-CARE, GARDEN

Thank
you once again for all your brilliant ideas! Here are FLYLADY ZONE 4 (master bedroom) ideas for Errand Day, self-care and gardening. I will add to the list as more ideas come in. Keep scrolling down, so much inspiration here!

ERRAND
DAY OR THINGS TO REPLACE/BUY
  • Pyjamas/nightwear/underwear/hosiery
  • Slippers
  • Bedding
Here’s my “self-preservation” bingo card. I pick a couple of ideas from the list and it makes me more deliberate about “taking care of me” during the week! You can click the photo, save and print. Or if you’d like to customise, here’s a link
SELF-CARE/PAMPER/SELF-PRESERVATION
  • tidy out a drawer in your night stand, adding pretty lining paper to make a comfort drawer for all things pertaining to sleep and relaxation eg chocolate/violet creams, hand cream, night rescue remedy, herbal sleeping tablets, notepad and pen, gratitude journal, eye mask, massage oil, lavender sleep balm, etc
  • use a guided meditation, open the window, place an incense stick on the shelf and just be
  • say/listen to positive affirmations before going to bed/while you are getting ready in the morning
  • try a new sleep diffuser blend/spray, nighttime body lotion or light a candle when getting ready before bed,  or while getting ready in the morning
  • a foot pamper with socks for the night for extra hydration
  • wash your eye mask or try a weighted one
  • use gourmet handmade earth-friendly soaps and oils
  • wear a piece of sentimental jewellery or an item which you only wear on special occasions…every day is the special occasion!
  • make a cover for a clothes hanger adding a brooch that you love but may not wear as a way to still enjoy it
  • use a perfume/lotion which you have been keeping for a special occasion…every day is the special occasion!
  • play with the items in your wardrobe and make new outfit combinations and wear them this week
  • once you’ve completed some zone work (decluttering or cleaning), sit on the bed/chair and read for fifteen minutes
  • make sure you are getting enough sleep, start your evening routine a little earlier
  • switch off your phone and read a magazine or a couple of chapters of a book before you sleep
  • put a fresh flower or plant on your night table or dresser
  • “redecorate” the room with items borrowed from other places in the house (vase, candlestick, throw pillows, soft rug, lamp)
  • apply hand/foot lotion in the morning or evening
  • enjoy your favourite drink/coffee in bed in the morning
  • read
    a magazine or chapter of a book. Read an e-book from the library.
  • listen
    to some new music while you are getting ready for the day. Add new music to
    your pamper playlist.
  • body
    self-massage with lotion, feet and shoulders. Apply lotion to knees and elbows
    for some extra care. Head massage.
  • take
    time to sit and “just be”.
  • take time to sit and enjoy your clean, orderly bedroom!
  • use a basket to keep your pyjamas, slippers, hand cream, magazine, spectacles and other items together
  • write
    in your journal or read your prayer journal
  • spritz the bedding with linen spray or essential oils before you make the bed in the morning and enjoy the scent/a relaxing sleep at night
  • keep hand, foot and lip cream/balm in your bedside table and apply them as a bedtime ritual
  • play “white noise” or ocean sounds to promote sleep, or check out Binaural Beats for Deep Sleep
  • keep a tiny fan or water spray on your nightstand for hot flashes/humid weather
  • keep
    a small manicure kit and some essential oils (calming or energizing) by your bed handy and use them when you have 5 minutes during your day, or before bed.
  • “I
    love the idea that every day is special. I used to save everything until it
    would go bad… now I use my wonderful oils on my face and neck before bed. I
    also love burning lavender incense at night to relax.”
  • change your body gel, lotion, and body spray sets to a new or seasonal scent (eg. change
    from musk to citrus for spring and coconut for summer).
     

GARDEN/BALCONY/PATIO/PORCH
  • edge the borders of the lawn (I use a trimmer or weed burner)
  • remove weeds from flower beds
  • deadhead flowers in the beds
  • remove weeds from the vegetable plots
  • stake floppy plants in flower beds
  • feed the bulbs that are finished
  • cut lawn edges of beds
  • sow some annual seeds to go into the gaps in the beds
  • sow bi-annual seeds in trays to put out in early autumn
  • sweep paths
  • remember to put your tools “to bed” when you have finished using them
  • put up a hammock or swing chair for a relaxing moment in the garden


QUIZ RESULTS! Where in the world? Weekly Cleaning list languages

Quiz results are here! 

1. French 2. Estonian 3. German

4. Persian 5. Spanish

How did you do? Here are the checklists…you can click on the photo/save/print. Or you can take my original version (scroll down) and create your own. Thanks for playing along!

FRENCH
ESTONIAN
GERMAN
PERSIAN
SPANISH

Here’s my checklist. You can save the photo and print. Or use the link below to customise it to your own needs! 

Make your own version here…

https://www.canva.com/design/DAD7NV2f2lU/bhWlY_Kdb1LZRFeWQUWP8w/view?utm_content=DAD7NV2f2lU&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton&mode=preview

The next one is for kids, 5 minutes on each task.

Adapt it to your needs here!

https://www.canva.com/design/DAD7SaiUu7o/q3Lpsmbi90JRVxbPS3k2kw/view?utm_content=DAD7SaiUu7o&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton&mode=preview


💡 PRINTABLES – ZONE 4 CLEANING/DECLUTTER LIST

Adapt to your home

  https://www.canva.com/design/DAD8ibmfl7k/zZKJ1_crFGaHJDbkYquThw/view?utm_content=DAD8ibmfl7k&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton&mode=preview

Some ideas to get you started! Simply copy/paste on to your own blank document.

CLEAN

Scan the room

Fold and put away aired clothes

Dust ceilings and skirting boards

Dust flat surfaces/window sills

Shine windows, large mirror, small mirror, painting

Shine bedside lamps/standard lamp

Detailed Hoover session, hoover under bed

Check bedside tables for clutter, rotate books

Wipe fingerprints from walls & light switches

Clean make-up brushes/eyelash curlers, hairbrushes

Rotate makeup

Dust main light fitting

Flip mattress

Dust underneath bed frame

Dust or wash ornaments/knickknacks

Straighten chests of drawers/wardrobe

Wipe fingerprints from walls & light switches

Vacuum rug/area rugs

DECLUTTER

Makeup/hair products/nail varnish

Underwear and socks

Trousers

Sports clothes/swimming gear

Pyjamas

Jumpers

Tops

Blouses

Dresses/skirts/jumpsuits

Jackets

Belts

Necklaces

Earrings

Bracelets/Brooches

Handbags

Coats and jackets

Scarves, gloves, hats

Shoes, sandals, boots

Travel bags/beach bags/seasonal



💡PRINTABLES! ZONE 3 IDEAS: ERRAND DAY, SELF-CARE, GARDEN

Thank
you once again for all your brilliant ideas! Here are the inspiration lists for FLYLADY ZONE 3
(bathroom plus one other room) with ideas for Errand Day, self-care and gardening. I will add to the list as more ideas come in! 

ERRAND
DAY

  • Soap,
    shampoo, conditioner
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush heads
  • Toilet paper
  • First-aid
    supplies
  • Medicine,
    vitamins and minerals
  • Baby
    supplies, nappies/diapers, lotion
  • Hygiene
    products, shaving items
  • Cleaning supplies

Here’s my “self-preservation” bingo card for this week. You can click the photo, save and print. Or if you’d like to customise, here’s a link

SELF-CARE/PAMPER/SELF-PRESERVATION

  • Diffuse
    some essential oils, candle.
  • Try
    a soothing hydrating face mask (oats, natural yoghurt, honey) or a gorgeous
    body scrub (sugar, olive oil, orange essential oil). Use what you have in the
    kitchen. The scrub is also really good for gardeners hands if you add a little
    liquid soap as well.
  • Condition
    your hair and let it dry in the sun. Deep condition hair (steam/protein
    treatment).
  • Put
    a fresh flower or plant in the bathroom.
  • Have
    a bubble bath or pamper shower. Use bubble bath or a few drops of a luxurious
    oil. Play some music in the background, light a candle, drink a glass of your
    favourite tipple.
  • Keep
    some hand lotion by the sink.
  • Have
    a “mini spa day”: facial, mask and hands, enjoy your favourite drink.
  • Epsom
    salts (ginger and clay) soak for pamper.
  • A foot
    bath (or electric foot spa) and foot cream, finish by putting on a pair of
    fluffy socks and relax.
  • Read
    a magazine or chapter of a book. Read an e-book from the library.
  • Do
    some colouring (online or printed colouring pages).
  • Pedicure
    and manicure , try out some nail art.
  • Listen
    to some new music while you are getting ready for the day. Add new music to
    your pamper playlist.
  • Use
    a lip exfoliator to get rid of dry skin, apply a nice lip balm to make them
    really soft ready for summer.
  • Depilation.
  • Body
    self-massage with lotion, feet and shoulders. Apply lotion to knees and elbows
    for some extra care. Head massage.
  • Take
    time to sit and “just be”.
  • Write
    in your journal or read your prayer journal
  • Keep
    a small manicure kit and some essential oils handy and use them when having a bubble
    bath or pamper shower. The essential oils can be calming or energizing.
  • Before
    showering, place a drop or two (not too much, especially if one suffers with
    respiratory ailments) of Eucalyptus essential oil on the floor or wall of the
    shower – the room will smell like a spa.
  • Put
    coconut oil around the fingernails & back of hands.
  • “I
    keep a solid rectangle bin that both my feet will fit in under my bathroom
    sink.  I have it filled with some Epsom
    salt, 2 cans of beans, a foot scrubber, and a towel.  I pull it out and fill with hot water , some
    good smelling soap, and some Epsom salt. 
    I soak my feet for 10 – 15 minutes and then scrub them.  I then pat them dry and roll the cans under
    my feet for a good massage.”
  • “I
    love the idea that every day is special. I used to save everything until it
    would go bad… now I use my wonderful oils on my face and neck before bed. I
    also love burning lavender incense at night to relax.”
  • Rotate
    my body gel, lotion, and body spray sets to a new or seasonal scent (eg. change
    from musk to citrus for spring and coconut for summer). 

GARDEN/BALCONY/PATIO/PORCH

  • Wash
    your gardening gloves.
  • Clean
    the lawnmower, garden tools, lanterns, patio set.
  • Set
    up hoses for vegetable garden.
  • Check/clean
    water features, hoses, attachments, water toys.
  • Clean
    out ponds or fish ponds.
  • Consider
    getting a water butt/rainwater collector.
  • Water
    grass and hanging baskets.
  • Wash
    the garden cushions/rugs.
  • Sweep
    the patio.
  • Put
    up a swing or hammock. Or make yourself a comfy “reading spot”.
  • Take
    a walk in your neighbourhood admiring all the flowers in the front yards.
  • Clean
    the bird feeder and fill up.
  • Clean
    the bird bath and fill with fresh water.
  • Clean
    outside windows or shed windows/greenhouse windows.
  • Research
    gardening by the lunar calendar.
  • Pressure
    washing or clean the pavement/sidewalks, patio, porch or deck.


💡 PRINTABLES Zone 2 Inspiration…errands, self-care, garden!

FLYLADY ZONE 2, THE KITCHEN

Thank you for all your wonderful suggestions on YouTube and Instagram for things we can focus on in Flylady zone 2 (the kitchen) for shopping, self-care and working in the garden! 😄 I shall keep adding to the list as more ideas come in…

Here’s my “self-preservation” bingo card for this week. You can click the photo, save and print. Or if you’d like to customise, here’s a link

 https://www.canva.com/design/DAD8DjpSh0U/8vcD9PcTJpbAad46yREGmw/view?utm_content=DAD8DjpSh0U&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton&mode=preview



ERRANDS – SHOPPING LIST

  • Washing up liquid
  • Rubber gloves
  • Dishwasher detergent/tabs
  • Rinse aid
  • Dishwasher salt
  • Coffee/tea
  • Baking parchment/wrap
  • Kitchen roll
  • Cleaning liquid

SELF-CARE, PAMPER

  • Homemade face mask, lip or hand scrub, bath salts/bombs, homemade foot cream. Use herbs or flowers from your garden or pantry items (honey, sugar exfoliating scrub, olive oil egg yolk hair treatment, vanilla bath salts).
  • Keep a tube of hand cream by the sink.
  • Additional hand-care with some lotion or a mini-manicure.Make one day this week a “detox” day, with juicing and relaxation.
  • Search online for a new recipe to try, or reread a favourite cookbook.
  • Write down your favourite family recipe and make a copy for your children.
  • Have a go at that recipe you saved and never got round to.
  • Try making a new healthy snack, biscuit or cake.
  • Prepare a ‘new’ or ‘special’ snack to enjoy later on with a cup of tea!
  • Tidy and/or discard old recipes.
  • Tweak your diet, research healthier eating ideas and add one to your menu plan this week.
  • Add some fresh mint or a slice of lemon to your water.
  • Make homemade chocolates, truffles or fudge (for Zone 4 stash 😊).
  • Sit outside with your morning tea or coffee and listen to the birds.
  • Candlelight dinner with your best china, alone or with your significant other, on the balcony or in your garden.
  • Put together a pamper snack basket for the week, something special each day to enjoy.
  • Add your favourite meal to this week’s menu plan.
  • Sit at the dinner table, add candles, background music, serviettes, eat outside weather-permitting.
  • Enjoy the light in the kitchen for reading or doing a crossword.
  • Try a new type of tea or coffee or savour a cup of your favourite brew. Use the one you have been saving “for a special occasion”.
  • Indulge yourself and enjoy your favourite dessert, or a new ice-cream flavour.
  • Use one of your china teacups/saucers that you only keep for guests, or drink water/juice from a crystal wine glass.
  • Put together different salads, trying new combinations of veggies and fruits you’ve never tried, use a variety of lettuces and greens.
  • Add something which makes you smile while you’re cooking/doing the dishes: a bloom from the garden, a pot plant, a candle, a photo frame.
  • Make paper flowers to put on your windowsill or table.
  • Take a couple of pieces of the “good china” you save for special occasions out and have lunch or a snack, a cup of tea. Take a photo and invite a friend to do the same for a “separate but together” teatime, or eat “together” via FaceTime or Skype.
  • Hang a beautiful crystal in the window to make sparkles and rainbows.
  • Attach a perspex bird feeder to the kitchen window. You can see our one here…

GARDEN/YARD

  • Sow vegetable or herb seeds, plant up tender vegetables in a greenhouse, sow cress or micro seeds for quick fresh greens.
  • Watch the birds at the feeder.
  • Read outside in the garden, make a reading spot for yourself.
  • Use a special cuticle and hand cream after you’ve been working outside.
  • Sit outside and “just be”.
  • Rub your hands in the thyme, lavender, basil or mint bush.
  • Prepare the area for the vegetable garden.
  • Clean and check outside furniture.
  • Clean/prepare the barbecue and implements. Gas/charcoal.
  • Wipe down the parasol.
  • Take care of fruit trees or bushes. Swap excess garden produce with friends or neighbours.
  • Light a small bonfire.
  • Toast marshmallows.
  • Have a go at growing herbs in containers or recycled tin cans or plastic pot.
  • Water plants, set up a rainwater collector.

MY EASY RECIPES AND CRAFTS PLAYLIST!