I've wrapped most of the presents (and bought far too much as usual) and the chocolate tub is only half full .... but the housework... well that's taken a bit of a back seat.
This week is all about Maintanance ......... making sure the rooms are organized, tidy and ready and finishing all the little jobs.
There are now 11 days left until the big day to get things done in .... here's how mine will plan out. I am going to print this off and stick it up/ write it in my diary so I can check on my progress/ outstanding things.
Of course I also have a blogging schedule to add to this.....
Sort out the kids room.
Shelves/ cupboards - examine, toss/save/donate, replace onto shelves.
Games/ Puzzles - sort them out and bin any with missing pieces.
Get rid of old magazines, old McDonald toys, toys in pieces, broken crayons, non-functional pens.
Clothing - too small, old?
Clean the windows, dust any wooden furniture.
Plan Christmas meals and make sure I have everything/ on the food delivery order.
Get hubby to check smoke detectors
Thursday 18th - Day off (YAY), Noah's Christmas play at school.
Sort out kitchen.
Clean and tidy the wall units, then the bottom cabinets then the counters.
Check any open boxes of food/ storage for bugs
Wipe down empty shelves
Check medicines for expiry dates - If r'qd add Medicine or First Aid to Tesco delivery.
Clean all appliances inside and out (refrigerator, microwave, toaster, hob, oven) Sink - don't forget to send cleaner down the u-bend.
Sort out dining room
Clean the window and windowsill
Empty all drawers, shelving etc. Put back - or put in other places if they don't belong there.
Declutter! (bin? charity? some where else? storage?)
Remove all furniture, and clean the floors and baseboards.
Dust/ clean furniture
Sort out front room.
Make sure all rooms clean and tidy as mum coming around tea time.
Make sure rucksacks and clothes are ready for an early start tomorrow: find I-spy books, sweets, charge 3DS.
Sunday 21st - Go to see Santa in London
Early start, late return. No time for anything but Christmassy fun.
Monday 22nd - work :(
Tuesday 23rd - work :(
YAY hubby can pick up my gorgeous photo's from In The Picture.
Mad dash to Iceland/ Morrisons at Lunch time/ on my way home for anything the Tesco man didn't bring (please don't forget the chicken, please don't forget the chicken).
Wednesday 24th - work :(
Mad dash to Iceland/ Morrisons at Lunch time/ on my way home for anything I've forgotten.
Thursday 25th - CHRISTMAS DAY!!!!!!!!
Cook, open presents and open the Vodka .... hopefully not all before 9am.
It's checklist time................lets see what's on it and assign them to specific days....
To-Do list update.
We are pretty prepared for Christmas present wise now... just a few bits to get....
Christmas shopping list