Spring is here which means it is time to get the duster out, declutter the house and buy all the hydrangeas.
When I say declutter, I don’t mean move it from one location to another – it’s when you actually go through it and decide if it is essential, if it can be donated or sold. I have a hard time with this especially with clothes because I’ll say to myself “oh I can wear that later – if i loose weight” but not this go round.
I consider myself a clean person (I use to have a routine of cleaning on Thursdays after work before Grey’s came on) anyway, but when spring time rolls around I want to have everything fresh and clean. These are a few things that I do around the house to get ready for spring and these are also some of my cleaning habits that I have.
- Clean and wipe down baseboards
- Wipe down blinds
- Wipe down and dust lighting and ceiling fans
- Throw out junk mail and stacks of unneeded papers
- Vacuum furniture
- Deep clean microwave, oven and dishwasher
- Deep clean inside of the fridge and throw away unused / old items
- Clean out and organize pantry (cabinets)
- Rotate / flip mattresses
- Wash all bedding and duvets
- Typically change out bedding colors for the spring/summer months
- Go through closet and create donate / throw away piles of unused clothing
- Organize what I’m keeping by color
- Dust everything
- Clean out makeup and medicine cabinets (throw away responsibly)
- Deep clean brushes and wipe out containers
- Wash all bathmats or get new ones
- Deep clean shower and tub
- Clean out drains and faucets
- Baking soda, vinegar and hot water — best thing ever to clean drains
- Deep clean grout
I’m not super woman so all of the cleaning won’t happen all in one day it typically happens over the span of two days – because I do get side tracked easily (gift and a curse).
Once I’ve cleaned everything I like to light candles or put in new plug ins and fresh flowers (hydrangeas) to brighten the place up.