Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring Cleaning!

Yesterday, we had a gorgeous, sunny day in the 50's with no wind. When I heard the forecast that morning, I made the spontaneous decision to start spring cleaning. All of the downstairs curtains went straight into the wash and were hung out on the line an hour later. (I choose to have white cotton washable curtains in all of our windows, except the bedrooms which have blackout lined curtains.) I spent the rest of the day washing the windows inside and out and all around. (Whoever invented double hung windows was a genius!) Just for good measure, I washed the ceiling fans and light fixtures. Today I'll touch up the curtains with an iron and rehang them and the house is going to smell AMAZING! I just love that fresh smell!

I need to do the same process with the bedrooms, but that is a bit trickier since the Littles need naps and those blackout curtains are there for a reason!

Here are the rest of the projects I hope to do for "Spring Cleaning":
  • Shampoo the rugs and furniture
  • Wash the trash cans and boot trays
  • Clothing swap
  • Clean oven (need to choose a cold day for this!)
  • Clean shower head
  • Vacuum fridge coils
  • Wipe out kitchen drawers
  • Give the counters/backsplashes a good scrub
  • Dusting picture frames/books/display dishes
  • Wash duvets and air pillows
  • Swap humidifiers for fans/window ACs
  • Prepare for a garage sale in May
B.C. = Before Children, I took a week and devoted it to spring cleaning. I think when we have older kids to pitch in this may be possible again, but for now I just plan to chip away at these jobs over the next three months. Slow and steady wins the race, right? :)

How do you do spring cleaning, and what is on your list?

1 comment:

  1. Spring cleaning involves going through kids' clothing, cleaning out the basement, rearranging drawers and closets, cleaning ceiling fans, and planning for summer gardening, projects, activities. Also, we try to yard sale/goodwill unneeded items.


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