Final Stretch: The 60 Minute Quick Clean

The January Cure Assignment #20

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Day 20: Wednesday, January 29
Assignment: Give your place a quick once over to get ready for your gathering

60 minutes or so is all it takes. An hour to refresh and renew all the hard work you've done this month is your assignment for today. You've done some good deep cleaning and decluttering, room by room, so now you can do an overall "spruce up" to get things in shape without a huge outlay of time, anytime. The idea here is to keep moving, resist getting distracted or off track and just focus on speedily getting your surfaces clean and uncluttered. Jump below for a quick clean up list and get ready to do a whirlwind once-over.

Today's Assignment:

• Turn on some music, set a timer for 60 minutes (you'll be amazed how much you can get done in an hour or so!) and give the public spaces in your place a quick spruce up in preparation for your post-Cure gathering this weekend.

• Entryway:
Pick up belongings, put things away.
Straighten and dust surfaces.
Vacuum or sweep.

• Living Room:
Pick up belongings, put things away.
Straighten and dust surfaces.
Vacuum or sweep.

  • Kitchen:
    Clear counters, put things away.
    Spray and wipe down counters sink, stove top and front of fridge.
    Sweep or swiffer.

  • Bathroom:
    Clear counters, put things away.
    Clean mirror, sink and counter.
    Clean toilet.
    Sweep or swiffer.
  • Good luck with the quick clean and think of this as something you can do weekly to keep ahead of the curve on clutter and cleaning - 60 minutes is a small time investment that will make a big difference in your home - it's worth it.

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