Wednesday, March 9, 2011
~How do you eat an Elephant?~*One Bite at a Time~!* Spring Cleaning List 2011~!
I have recently switched to all natural cleaners, and I love them! No more fumes! So this year is going to be even better!
I know it may look intimidating to some, but have no fear. I only do 1 or 2 points on this list everyday, and will have the whole thing completed in less than 2, maybe 3 months. Just take your time, go slow, and enjoy the ride~!
Spring Cleaning 2011
Wash all windows
wipe down all window sills
wash the front and back doors
Clean out medicine cabinet and throw away expired
Clean out and organize closets and throw away old items and non useful towels
Scour tubs and showers
Soak the shower heads
Mirrors should shine
Toilets, inside and out
Wash rugs and curtains
sinks and faucets should shine!
Closet~Take out off season clothes and store them
~Get rid of any clothes that do not flatter, no not fit right, or that you do not love.
~Clean out and organize all Jewelry
~Clean out Make up drawers, discard any old or expired items
Wash all bedding
Clean out and wipe down all furniture and mirrors
Rearrange art work (to make it more eye catching and fresh)
Sort closet, and store all winter items elsewhere
Wash front door
Wipe down walls
Change out the pictures
Sort the shoes
Clean the window treatments
Clean the carpet
Wash down the table and chairs
Wipe down walls
Clean the chandelier until it shines
Wash bar stools
Wipe down walls
Vacuum all furniture
Clean out and wipe down desk and all baskets
Clean out, wipe down, and organize entertainment center
Wash all throw blankets and pillows
Wipe down all coffee tables
Dust...don't forget the ceiling fan!
Vacuum under all furniture
Clean out cupboards, throw or give away items that you don't use, dishes, pans, cooking utensil's etc.. get it out of there!
Wipe down cupboards, inside and out, top and bottom.
Clean and redecorate tops of cupboards
Clean out the Fridge, wipe down the front and vacuum the vent underneath.
Clean the stove and all small appliances thoroughly.
Counters and all tile
The sink should shine!
Clean all bedding
Sort through, and purge, Clothes, toys, and books
Wipe down furniture
Organize food by expiration date
Give away a bunch of it
Wipe down the shelves
~Basement, Playroom, Workout room, Craft, and Art area, Storage area
De-clutter, organize, and sell a bunch of stuff:)
~do your windows with a natural cleaner, or maybe just vinegar, and lemons. wipe them down with old newspaper for streak free shine!
~Put a bowl of lemon juice or some vinegar in the microwave for 5 min, to loosen the grime, them just wipe it out~!
~run a half box of baking soda through your dishwasher to freshen it, stick a few lemons cut in half in there too, for a great fresh smell:)
~run vinegar through the coffee pot to remove stains.
~don't do to many projects at once, finish one before you start a new one, or you will get overwhelmed and quit.
PS I would love to hear from you! Any tips tricks or money saving ways to make your house clean and shiny? Please share!