Clean oven Finish off odd bits of paintwork Fit mantel over fire place (it's cut to length and 50% sanded and prepped so far) Clear clutter from kitchen, dining room, and office/playroom Clear spare room Finish clearing my wardrobes of everything that no longer fits (so I can put all the crap from the spare room in there!) Clear utility room of tools
Clean over and microwave and shuffle the food around in the freezers so that one of them is dedicated just to the Christmas food.
Other stuff includes making sure all the baby clothes are washed and dried properly and put away and that the place is dusted because I know DH won't do it. ill have to force him as I'd have just given birth
Normally it's a deep clean everywhere that is going to be touched by decorations - so all the communal areas and my children's bedrooms. However, this year, like PickAChew, we're packing to move (slightly more notice than you, though). So added to the normal cleaning/sorting, we are doing a dramatic deep clutter, which will culminate in the horror that is our storage unit.
We've been renting a unit for the whole time we've been in the current country, as we moved from a big house to a smallish flat. I'm determined that we're not carting anything unnecessary to the next country, so it really needs a sort. Trouble is, we get to the unit, take one look at it and lose the will to live, quite frankly. Just the sight of floor-to-ceiling boxes of unknown crap makes me whimper. I'm determined though, and am bribing myself with Christmas decs. I'm not allowing myself to go to the unit for the decs unless I also plan to sort while I'm there.