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the weekend!

November 13, 2010 by  

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If you’re having a house full of people for Thanksgiving, start prepping now. Do any major cleaning that you feel you *must* accomplish in order to feel confident. Do you need to wipe down the kitchen cabinets? Move out the stove and clean underneath? the fridge? Clorox wipe the blinds? You know yourself, and you know what is important—and it’s different for every person. I like to Cinderella-clean the kitchen floor. Twice. I like to go over it once with a Magic Eraser, then again with a scrubby sponge and cleanser. And then I sponge mop. It’s nuts, it’s overkill, no one notices OR cares, except for me.

It makes me feel good.

What’s the one thing that will make you feel really good, really accomplished? Get it over and done with now, so next weekend you can begin prepping food and setting out platters.

This weekend:

deep clean the one thing that bugs you the most

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make a timeline for Thanksgiving. Do you have to do a butcher run? a bakery run? delegate side dishes? borrow crockpots? Write it all down, so then you can outsource the tasks.

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  1. jennibell on November 13th, 2010 6:17 pm
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    I found the best blind micro-fiber cloth “thing” at Wal-Mart this week — and ran out of blinds to clean!!! So serious. It has 3 “fingers” and you put it between the slats, squeeze, and it gets it all. I did them while talking on the phone :) Then, I got up on chairs and did all my ceiling fans too! Had to run it over one side, then the other, but it was so easy (and dare I admit, a little fun?). It was cheap. . .cloth goes in the washer. . .I highly recommend it.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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