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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.

All Over:

  • 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

Kitchen:

  • Deep clean microwave, oven and dishwasher
  • Deep clean inside of the fridge and throw away unused / old items
  • Clean out and organize pantry (cabinets)

Bedrooms:

  • 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

Bathrooms:

  • 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.

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