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Week 8 - Family Room

The family room is where all things family tends to happen! This room contains all the things that need storage! Books need bookshelves, and games need a game closet and video games need some kind of cabinet and movies need some kind of shelving as well!

This room should be comfortable enough to do all the things you want to do in it but it should also be well organized so that you CAN do all those things. Let's see what we can do!

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Week 8 - Family Room Cleaning Lists

Remember: we ONLY deep clean for 15 min at a time! I do not want you burned out! And this week is just the family room for deep cleaning. Daily and weekly chores in other rooms still apply.

Our DAILY cleaning in the Family Room should be EVERYONE picking up after themselves.


Our WEEKLY cleaning should consist of Dusting, Sweeping and Mopping, or Vacuuming the floor.


But DEEP CLEANING  is when we take an area and go deeper! So, before you clean the floors this week, you will want to clean the ceiling fan and clean out the couch cushions. Pick one thing each day, or work for just 15 min at a time doing as many things as you can before the timer goes off.

If you have children that use this room, then enlist their help as well. This can be a great time for a family to work together and get it all done in a short amount of time. Use the 15-minute cleanup technique every evening before dinner or before bed to stay on top of this busy room!


~ Remove all trash

~ Put items away

~ Dust tables and shelves by moving everything that is on them to

    clean it and put back only the things that really belong there

~ Vacuum out the furniture cushions

~ Move furniture to clean underneath

~ Dust piano or  other instruments

~ Clean out toy bins (Toss broken toys, get rid of unused toys)

~ Sort through board and card games (Find all pieces and put away)

~ Sort through video games, wires and remotes (wrap wires)

~ Wash windows 

~ Wash curtains/blinds

~ Water plants

~ Purge books and magazines (get rid of what you don't need)

~ Clean carpets if necessary

~ Clean the TV 

~ Take donate items to the van

~ Clean the fireplace or wood stove


Make a list of anything that needs fixing or replacing to take care of

on the weekend such as:

Buy a bookshelf, baskets for storage or fix the screw that fell out of the chair.

Organization Tip!
Use cube storage to hide video game equipment, games and toys!

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