Saturday, March 26, 2011


I know I am not the norm when it comes to cleaning. I love it. I find it to be relaxing and rewarding. Spring cleaning happens around our house monthly but there are a couple times a year when I turn this house upside down and clean the heck out of it until it sparkles. I've made a list of things to do to get your house in ship shape for the spring. This list obviously can't be accomplished in a day so don't try to be an over achiever. Set aside a weekend or pick a room to work on each day during the week. It can be overwhelming at first but you will be so glad you did it.
Feel free to copy this and print it out to check off things as you go.



Kitchen

O Scrub walls and dust ceiling for spider webs
O Clean cabinets
O Clean appliances
O Clean inside refrigerator and throw out expired food
O Defrost Freezer
O Clean windows/wash windows

Bedrooms

O Organize under bed and closet
O Organize clothes & donate unwanted items
O Dust/polish furniture
O Vacuum floors and clean floors
O Clean windows & wash screens

 
Bathrooms
 
O Clean sinks, counter tops & toilets
O Scrub bathtub and shower walls
O Clean mirrors and windows 
O Throw away expired medication
O Update First Aid Kit
 O Wash rugs and decorative towels


Family Room
 
O Clean chairs and sofas
O Dust and clean electronics
O Vacuum floors and scrub floors
O Wash windows – wash screens
O Clean window coverings


Office
 
O Organize paperwork into binders or folders
O Dust furniture
O Clean computer and keyboard
O Vacuum and clean floors



Miscellaneous
 
O Change batteries in smoke alarms
O Clean vents
O Replace air conditioning filter
O Clean vacuum filter/change bag
 
Garage
 
O Organize items on shelves
O Dust and clean shelves
O Sweep and wash floor
O Wash outside of garage door



That's it! Well, there is a lot more but doing the above will have your castle looking fabulous in no time. For all my organized neat freaks out there, check out this Weekly Planner sheet  Print it out and write down your cleaning goal for each day. 
Happy dust bunny hunting :) 

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