Day 21: Speedy Spruce Up & Surface Clean

Apartment Therapy January Cure

Day 21: Wednesday, January 30
Assignment: Give your entryway, living room, kitchen and bathroom a quick once over so it's neat and clean for your get-together this weekend

Today is where your hard work over the past weeks really starts paying off. You did 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. 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 60-90 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.
Clean sink, stove top and front of fridge.
Clean counters.
Sweep or mop.

• Bathroom:
Clear counters, put things away.
Clean mirror, sink and counter.
Clean toilet.
Sweep or mop.

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