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I am so excited about Spring! Since we moved from Florida to Kentucky, we get to enjoy the awesome Spring weather. In Florida, you go from Fall to Summer. I am even excited about Spring Cleaning! I actually never really understood Spring cleaning when I lived in Florida – because you can keep up with everything year round. But in Kentucky, I have been just too cold to do anything!
I have a weekly cleaning schedule to keep myself organized. Each day I do a quick cleaning of each room. I am trying to do laundry several times a week to help it not feel so overwhelming. It’s a lot nicer to wash, dry, fold and put away 1 load of laundry instead of 5-6 loads in one day! The daily schedule keeps my house clean, but I love the reminder to do a deep cleaning every Spring.
First, you need a list. Below is my schedule to help you get through Spring Cleaning much quicker and easier.
Next, you have to gather all your supplies. I love Viva® Vantage paper towels because they have grooves that trap the dirt. The Viva® towels are so soft so you can use them to dust baseboards, furniture and more. They can even be used to wash dishes because they are so durable.
I also stock up on Scott® and Cottonelle toilet paper. We have 3 bathrooms so I buy a few packs at once. I don’t like to run out. I like to keep the Scott® toilet paper in the kids bathroom since each roll has 1000 sheets!
Tip – Pick up a paper towel holder and use it in your bathroom for extra rolls of Cottonelle toilet paper.
You also need a good cleaner. I make my own all-purpose cleaner that works on every surface – counter, floors, windows, bathroom tiles, baseboards, and more.
DIY Natural Cleaner
- spray bottle
- white vinegar
- lemon essential oils
- Mix equal parts of water and vinegar.
- Add 20-40 drops of essential oils based on the size of the bottle.
I used 1 cup of water and 1 cup of vinegar and added 30 drops of lemon essential oils. You can use your own mixture based on the size bottle you have available.
I think Spring Cleaning is a good reminder to replace things like the toilet brush. I buy the ones that cost $1 – so they are cheap to replace. When you are at Walmart picking up supplies, you can also get some gloves and a cleaner caddy. Walmart is also a great place to find great deals on all Viva®, Cottonelle and Scott® products.
Next, you need to make your plan! Pick one room to conquer and go from there. My weekly cleaning schedule keeps the house clean but there are some things that just need a good deep cleaning. You do not need to get this done all in one weekend! Spring is three months long – so go at your own pace.
- Dust tables, book shelves
- Move furniture and Vacuum
- Wash Curtains
- Wipe Baseboards
- Clean Windows
- Check makeup and other health and beauty products for expired products.
- Wash mirrors and windows in the bathroom
- Deep clean the shower/bathtub clean the grout
- Wash bath mats and shower curtain (or change out the liner)
- Change out winter bedding and wash it and put it in storage
- Wash curtains
- Wash windows
- Dust high shelves
- Take everything off the counters and clean them.
- Wipe down cabinet doors and handles
- Clean your Microwave
- Dust the tops of the cabinets
- Check spices and pantry products and discard expired products
Some of these may be something you do on a regular basis – but it’s always good to have a reminder. These are just a few tips to get you started. Check out this list below for more tips to make Spring Cleaning a breeze!
What are some of your goals for Spring Cleaning?