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An owners 'holiday'part 2.
So now it is day two of our holiday and time to really get cracking.
Chores are pretty much divided in our family; Dad does the Do it Yourself chores and Mum tackles the deep clean. .
On the maintenance list is usually the following:
Paint pool deck (once a year)
Paint gamesroom floor (every 18 months)
Do all the filling as needed (where is that Polyfilla? )
Magic sponge the paintwork (where the marking is light) More of that later.
Touch up paintwork ( where the marks are worse; those darned suitcases! )
Paint front door (every 18 months)
Power wash the outside areas.
Then there are the one off jobs such as fiming the windows with solar screen.
As the week progresses there are flat packs to assemble and so on.
Every day is punctuated by at least one visit to Home Depot where you have to learn another language. For instance, nails are pins; curtains are drapes and skirting board is kick board.
The cleaning list looks something like this:
Strip all beds and sterilise mattresses
Take all mattress protectors, comforters, pillows and pillow protectors for an extra special wash.
Clean all the silk trees and plants and dry in the sun.
Clean the tops of the cupboards in the kitchen
Roll out all the white goods and give them a good clean.
Give tiled floors a scrub on your hands and knees.
Clean skirting boards.
Clean out all cupoards
Wash fans and light fittings.
Sort all linens. Those showing any sign of wear put to one side for the charity shop.
Clean the tiles in the swimming pool.
Clean the pool screen.
Wash the deck furniture.
Take binds down and wash them.
My shopping list could almost write itself since some items are on it every visit:
T Towels (half a dozen every time)
Towels ( about 4 every time)
TV (one most times)
Comforters (at least one every time)
Pillows ( 4 or 5 every time)
Sheets (a couple of sets every visit)
Tumblers (up to half a dozen every time)
Frying pan/ omelet pan (about once a year)
BBQ (about every 2 to 3 years)
Pool Cover (every 2/3 years)
DVD players (every 2/3 years)
Clothes hangers (20 per visit)
Loo brushes (one for each bathroom every visit)
Things that need to repaced on a less frequent basis are dinnerware, rugs, curtains, blinds, casseroles, saucepans and so on.
Just a note about magic sponges. These are wonderful little flattish sponges that when you wet them remove most marks from walls without affecting the paintwork.
These cost only a dollar or two each and are available from Walmart in the cleaning section. Taks some home; they are great!
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