CNY spring cleaning

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CNY spring cleaning

Postby Jennifer » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:11 am

2 more weeks to CNY.

Please share your cleaning schedule.

Do u clean one room at a time, kitchen being the last?

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Re: CNY spring cleaning

Postby janet88 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:16 am

for me, normal cleaning...vacuum and mop.

still need to change curtains for master bedroom and hall...maybe next tue and thur since no space to hang 5 pieces at one go. oh yes, quilt cover as well.

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Re: CNY spring cleaning

Postby slmkhoo » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:18 am

I don't specially clean for CNY. So no schedule! Anyway, no-one is planning to visit me, and the only ones who might come will be old friends who won't care.

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Re: CNY spring cleaning

Postby finnfinn » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:22 am

started spring cleaning 2 weeks back...
- took out curtains, wash them and put back...
- will take out all the cups, plates, bowls, pots, pans, cutleries to wash, dry and put them back. give away or throw unwanted ones and reorganize them
- will clean all the windows, window grills, blinds, doors etc
- take out all the clothes to fold, arrange neatly and give away unwanted ones and reorganize them
- pack the storeroom, shoe cabinets, living room cabinet, kids cabinet, clean all the shelves, wires behind TV etc
- will put up CNY deco next week when i am done with the above this week
- days before CNY will take out everything from the fridge, clean it and reorganize. will clean the stove, oven, kitchen cabinets, polish sofa... clean windows, polish glass doors again (get rid of finger prints)
- CNY eve will change bed sheet, wash all worn clothes, wash toilets, polish the floor etc

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Re: CNY spring cleaning

Postby janet88 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:26 am

slmkhoo wrote:I don't specially clean for CNY. So no schedule! Anyway, no-one is planning to visit me, and the only ones who might come will be old friends who won't care.

if i meet my friends during cny, it would probably be outside.
if they do come to my place, they won't bother whether i use a brown or green curtain.
i am particular about hygiene...80% is sufficient...once can pass my own test, good enough. :dancing:

but YES to changing bed sheet on eve of cny.

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Re: CNY spring cleaning

Postby finnfinn » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:32 am

have been 'trained' by my mum since young... and after i started my own family, i followed her style of doing it. i do not only spring clean before CNY... i do it 2 to 3 times a year... prefer my house to look neat, tidy and organized whether or not i have visitors. i hope my kids will follow suit when they have their family when they grow up. DECLUTTER!!!


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slmkhoo wrote:I don't specially clean for CNY. So no schedule! Anyway, no-one is planning to visit me, and the only ones who might come will be old friends who won't care.

if i meet my friends during cny, it would probably be outside.
if they do come to my place, they won't bother whether i use a brown or green curtain.
i am particular about hygiene...80% is sufficient...once can pass my own test, good enough. :dancing:

but YES to changing bed sheet on eve of cny.

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Re: CNY spring cleaning

Postby finnfinn » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:36 am

anyone buys new bedsheet, towels specially for CNY? i only buy clothes, shoes, underwear for CNY. used to buy new bedsheet when i started my own family... but realized that there is no space for new ones if i do not get rid of the old! and bed sheets are not cheap and get worn out easily (change once a week)... so now i have one set of bed sheet and towels that i use only once a year... just for CNY!

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Re: CNY spring cleaning

Postby Jennifer » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:36 am

finnfinn wrote:started spring cleaning 2 weeks back...
- took out curtains, wash them and put back...
- will take out all the cups, plates, bowls, pots, pans, cutleries to wash, dry and put them back. give away or throw unwanted ones and reorganize them
- will clean all the windows, window grills, blinds, doors etc
- take out all the clothes to fold, arrange neatly and give away unwanted ones and reorganize them
- pack the storeroom, shoe cabinets, living room cabinet, kids cabinet, clean all the shelves, wires behind TV etc
- will put up CNY deco next week when i am done with the above this week
- days before CNY will take out everything from the fridge, clean it and reorganize. will clean the stove, oven, kitchen cabinets, polish sofa... clean windows, polish glass doors again (get rid of finger prints)
- CNY eve will change bed sheet, wash all worn clothes, wash toilets, polish the floor etc



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Hubby is planning to bring some friends over, I was informed this morning.

Now looking for ideas how to clean up for CNY, what food to prepare.

I fainting

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Re: CNY spring cleaning

Postby janet88 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:41 am

i like my place to look neat and presentable anytime...not just because of cny. every now and then, i do clear the kids' rooms & cupboards. pull out everything and fold clothes nicely. but i normally do this on the day i vacuum.

trained from young to be presentable. maybe on the eve of cny, i will stick a new piece of mr muscle in the toilet bowl.

already put up cny décor.

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Re: CNY spring cleaning

Postby janet88 » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:44 am

finnfinn wrote:anyone buys new bedsheet, towels specially for CNY? i only buy clothes, shoes, underwear for CNY. used to buy new bedsheet when i started my own family... but realized that there is no space for new ones if i do not get rid of the old! and bed sheets are not cheap and get worn out easily (change once a week)... so now i have one set of bed sheet and towels that i use only once a year... just for CNY!


i buy new bed sheet for cny.
as for new clothes, i couldn't be bothered...but make sure hubby and kids wear new clothes to have the FEEL.

bed sheets are not cheap...i change every week. after cny, i will use it as per normal.
so i buy better quality ones but can't afford Sheridan.

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