Spring is finally here! The weather is getting warmer, the grass is getting greener, the days are getting longer and that means it is time to start the Annual Spring Clean.
Cleaning is probably one of my least favorite things to do. As I mentioned in last weeks blog post, I would even go so far as to say that I hate it. I wish I could claim that I am one of those mothers who is able to stay on top of the weekly chore list, but I have to admit that it sometimes gets away from me – and by sometimes I mean most of the time.
Because there are seriously so many other things I would rather do than clean.
But since I am a grown up (and a mom) and adulting is something that I need to do, once a year I hunker down and deep clean my home from top to bottom. Aside from a few larger tasks that need to be taken care of monthly or quarterly, it means I am able to get away with minimal daily maintenance throughout the rest of the year.
So I guess that technically makes me a fan of the once a year major spring cleaning over haul.
Over the next few weeks I am going to be posting a series about my Declutter and Deep Cleaning Process (you can find the first post in the series here). I tackle each room in my home, one by one, starting with a major declutter then follow with a very thorough, top to bottom, deep Spring Clean before moving on to the next. Having at least one room completed in its entirety definitely keeps me motivated to keep cleaning. I find if I try to declutter the whole house first and then clean I lose motivation half way through because I get so overwhelmed with stuff.
I can’t be the only one who feels that way.
I know it can be rather time-consuming, doing each room one by one – especially if you are set on doing as thorough job possible – but in the end I find it is one of those things that is totally worth the effort put in.
Now let’s get cleaning…..
Before you get started you are going to want to gather all of your cleaning tools and supplies. Generally speaking I like to use Natural Cleaners whenever possible, especially now that I have a little one. Vinegar ar is one of my favorite products to use – it has so many amazing benefits and isn’t harmful to your little ones or your pets.
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Once you have gathered your tools it is time to do a little prework and precleaning. Doing this little bit of work at the beginning will help you get the best deep clean possible while making the most efficient use of your time.
Now it is time to work on the middle. This is everything from your tub and toilet to sinks, mirrors, and cabinets. Even though your bathroom(s) are likely the smallest rooms in your house to clean they also tend to be the most tedious. Take your time and do the best job you possibly can.
You will thank me later.
Now it is time to move on to the Floors. Just a few more things to go and then it’s time to admire all your hard work!
After spending hours decluttering and cleaning I usually can’t wait to hop in the shower or tub. As much as part of me hates using something I just spent so much time cleaning there is something so satisfying and relaxing about having a hot bath in a freshly scrubbed tub – especially if dad is taking care of the little.
Do you have any after cleaning rituals?
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