Spring Has Arrived!
Who has already started venturing into the “spring cleaning” your house so desperately needs?
Geared and gloved to take on the overrun garage?
Trying out a new floor cleaner you watched commercials about through the long, cold winter?
I am currently cleaning EVERY item of laundry so as I’m putting it away, and slowly but surely a pile is forming of stuff going out.the.door.
Including my sons’ baby clothes. I have this hoarding type of mentality to hold on to everything thinking I’ll need it in the future. So I have newborn all the way to 12 month clothing, just hanging out in my sons closet..so what, in case I get pregnant again?
It’s never a bad thing to be prepared. But these clothes have gone through both my littles, so I think it’s time they move on.
I found a really nice girl with a little boy on the way in need of clothes for him. So I think I can earn some “Good Juju”
….you can never have enough of that..
So in the spirit of Spring Cleaning, I thought I would post some tips that I use to get that house super clean!
- Recycle your old socks! Makes for the perfect dusting mitts! And if your kids are old enough, they can help! Just spray some Pledge on it and send them on their way! Of course explaining what needs to be dusted!
- Who has read about the hanger trick whilst doing your laundry? This takes a year commitment. Let me explain. As you do your laundry and put them on hangers, Turn all the hangers backwards as your putting away your laundry. As you go throughout the year as your wearing your clothing, hang them up the correct way. At the end of the year, any hangers that are still backwards—DONATE! You lived a year without it! This is a great way to downsize your closet! 🙂
- Gamifying the cleaning! I admit I use this quite frequently when I have some time to walk my son through some cleaning processes. First, I will sweep everything on the floor into one pile. He immediately runs to it and picks out toys and clothes and takes them right to his room! Leaving just the dirt and trash to throw away! He also likes to help me in the kitchen unloading the dishwasher. I play the guessing game with him and I am proud to say he knows where everything goes! He calls it “homework” and in return he gets a treat for helping.
There are TONS and TONS of things you can do to deep clean your home. These 3 things are just the tip of the iceberg in my household! Comment below your favorite cleaning tip!