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Note that all cast iron care is in the cooking badge.

You might think that everything in this list is simple and obvious.   But experience has taught us that there are a lot of people that have never done most of this stuff.   So if you have done this before, all you need to do is take some pictures - no big deal.  

“I think the hard thing about Nest is that it is largely an ONGOING thing. If one does not keep doing the same, often-annoying, repetitive tasks, one does not have a good nest.“ ~ Nicole Alderman


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do laundry by hand
   - manual clothes washer or bathtub
   - dry on a clothesline or drying rack
   - at least “a standard load” (about eight large items and a bunch of socks and undies, etc.)
wash dishes without a dishwasher
   - use minimal soap
       - must be greywater friendly soap
   - fill a dishwasher with clean dishes using less than 3 gallons of water
       - or approximate equivalent
           - might require five rounds in a small dish rack
       - yes, you are using the dishwasher as a dish drying rack
clean a bathroom
   - before and after pics of
       - toilet
       - sink/counter
       - floor
       - tub/shower
       - mirror
   - report on what cleaners were used
clean a kitchen
   - before and after pics of
       - sink
       - counters
       - table
       - stovetop
       - floor
   - report on what cleaners were used
(Jeeves list) complete 8 of:
   - install a permanent clothes line
       - at least 30 feet of line
   - clean an oily dish without soap
       - 95% goes into a compost or animal bucket
       - 4% can be wiped out with a piece of paper that will later be a fire starter
       - last 1% is removed with hot water
       - end result is squeaky clean
   - wipe down three windows with condensation (to prevent mold)
   - clean an area rug
       - take rug outside and beat it
       - let rug sit in the sun for at least two hours to kill dust mites and other nasties?
   - sweep floor
   - set up a rag system
       - dirty rag basket (with labels)
           - must be a breathable basket to rags don’t rot
       - clean rag storage
   - make rags from old clothes
   - set up a cloth napkin system
       - dirty napkin basket (with labels)
       - clean napkin storage
   - set up a system for collecting burnables
       - label where collection sack is placed
           - including mention of what materials are okay
       - label where collection sacks are stored
   - unclog a sink with a zip tool
   - set up a system for dealing with wood ash
       - metal storage can
       - labels on what can be done with ash
   - run a self cleaning oven
       - make sure to remove racks before starting
       - when done, wipe out ash and replace racks
   - grease hinges
       - lithium grease
       - maybe some sanding of the door
   - oil wooden kitchen utensils
       - walnut oil is best
       - if allergic to nuts, (edible) linseed and olive oil also work
       - oil at least 6 wooden utensils
   - shovel snow from a walk
       - at least an inch deep and 60 feet long
       - make sure there is excellent access to the mailbox and delivery shed
   - sand on ice
       - at least 60 feet long
       - makes sure there is sand to the mailbox and delivery shed
(alice list) complete 2 of:
   - wash vehicle exterior
       - proper cleaning and waxing of windshield
   - clean vehicle interior
       - PROPER cleaning of windshield
   - set up a recycling system
       - discover your local sorting requirement
       - research pick-up schedule if applicable
       - create a multi-bin system and label the bins
   - manually clean an oven
       - use only water and baking soda
   - install a dehumidifier that will drain into … a greywater drain or other drain
   - set up an elaborate clothes line
       - at least 120 feet of line
   - clean four windows - inside and out
   - deep clean the interior of a refrigerator
   - deep clean the interior of a freezer
   - deep clean the exterior of a refrigerator
       - including pulling it out
       - don’t forget the top!
   - deep clean the exterior of the washer and dryer
       - including pulling it out
   - deep clean the exterior of the stove/oven
       - including pulling it out

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