Spring Cleaning

SPRING IS FINALLY HERE! NOW THAT WE ARE ALL ON LOCK DOWN ITS A GREAT TIME TO START DEEP CLEANING YOUR HOME. THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO IS DON’T STRESS. CLEANING SHOULD BE A STRESS RELIEVER. THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF ANXIETY IS TO CLEAN A ROOM. THAT’S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT SPRING CLEANING IS A FRESH NEW START. AND WE COULD ALL USE A NEW START RIGHT NOW. SO START NOW, DON’T WAIT, AND DON’T PUT A TIMELINE ON YOURSELF. IF YOU CAN DO ONE ROOM A DAY THAT WOULD BE A GREAT START. AND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT YOUR ENTIRE HOUSE IS FINISHED.

1 – FIRST THING FIRST, DECLUTTER. THE VERY FIRST THING THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IS TO DECLUTTER THE ROOM YOU ARE STARTING WITH. THEN WORK FROM THE TOP OF THE ROOM TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ROOM. COBWEBS ON THE CEILING TO SCUFF MARKS ON THE WALLS AND THEN CLEANING OF THE BASEBOARDS TO THE FLOOR. IF YOU WORK FROM TOP TO BOTTOM YOUR NOT GOING TO MISS ANY DIRTY SPOTS.

2 – SUPPLIES. NOW THAT WE KNOW OUR PLAN OF ACTION HOW ABOUT OUR SUPPLIES. MY FAVORITES ARE A VACUUM AND A SWIFFER WET JET MOP. I HAVE TWO DOGS AND A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD BOY THAT ARE ALWAYS MAKING MESSES, AND THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER USED WAS THE SWIFFER WET JET. I HAVE TRIED SO MANY MOPS AND ITS BY FAR THE EASIEST OF THEM ALL. NO MESSY WATER BUCKET, NO STINKY MOP HEAD. ITS AS EASY AS STICK A PAD, SPRAY THE SOLUTION, WIPE AND THROW AWAY.  ANOTHER ONE OF MY FAV’S IS DAWN DISH SOAP. IT’S SO GENTLE ITS USED ON ANIMALS FOR OIL SPILLS BUT YET CAN CLEAN ANYTHING YOU THROW AT IT. MIX A LITTLE DAWN WITH A WET WASHCLOTH AND YOUR SURFACES WILL BE UNBELIEVABLY CLEAN AND HEALTHY FOR YOUR KIDS TO EAT OFF.  I WOULD ALSO RECOMMEND METHOD BRAND ALL PURPOSE (PURPLE) CLEANER. METHOD PURPLE CLEANER NATURALLY DERIVED ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER. I BUY THIS STUFF IN BULK. IT DOESN’T HAVE A CHEMICAL TYPE FEEL OR SMELL TO IT AND CLEANS BETTER THAN THE CHEMICALS DO. OTHER SUPPLIES THAT ARE AMAZING ARE THE NORWEX CLEANING CLOTHS. THEY ARE MICROFIBER CLOTHS THAT ARE ANTI-BACTERIAL. THE MICROFIBER PICKS UP EVEN THE TINIEST ORGANISMS WHEN ITS WET. AND ONCE YOU RINSE THE CLOTH OUT ALL THE GERMS GO WITH IT. I WISH THEY MADE THEM IN KID’S CLOTHES. FOR YOUR SCUFF MARKS YOU’LL WANT TO USE MAGIC ERASER. ITS EASY AND EFFECTIVE.

3 – RUGS + CARPETS. RUGS AND CARPETS ARE ALWAYS HARD. LEAVE THESE ITEMS FOR LAST AS THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE LONGER TO DRY. I LOVE TO USE ARM + HAMMER PET FRESH CARPET ODOR ELIMINATOR. I LOVE THIS STUFF! IT’S A MAGICAL DUST THE MAKES ALL THE BAD SMELLS IN YOUR HOME DISAPPEAR. USE THIS POWDER ALL OVER YOUR CARPETS, LET SIT FOR A COUPLE OF MINUETS AND THEN VACUUM AWAY. FOR YOUR RUGS YOU CAN USE DAWN SOAP AND A SCRUB BRUSH. THEN LEAVE THE RUG IN THE SUN TO DRY. FOR HARD WOODS I USE MR. CLEAN MULTI-PURPOSE CLEANER WITH FEBREZE. WONDERFUL CLEANING SOLUTION THAT CLEANS GREAT AND SMELLS EVEN BETTER.

4 – LIST OF THINGS TO BE FIXED. MAKE A LIST OF EVERY LITTLE THING. FROM FILLING IN PIN HOLES IN THE WALL, TO BIG ITEMS THAT NEED TO BE TAKEN CARE OF. EITHER YOU TUBE A VIDEO TO HELP YOU FIX THE ITEMS YOURSELF OR PASS THIS OFF TO YOUR PARTNER TO DO. NOT ONLY WILL IT GET THE ISSUES FINISHED BUT IT TAKES SOME PRESSURE OFF YOUR BACK.

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