Step Into Spring Cleaning Part II

April 8, 2011 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

This week tackle the kitchen, living room/main living area and front entrance way!

Having a nap on the ironing board is perfectly acceptable!

Kitchen

Remove all items and dishes from the cupboards and drawers.

Wash and dry things that haven’t been used in a while (maybe toss them?).

Vacuum and wash the cutlery tray (we’re not kidding).

Definitely toss broken dishes or dishes with chips (they collect bacteria).

Organize your spices!

Wash down the empty cupboards and drawers and re-line (if you’re a liner user – the wholesome kind).

Use this time to wash cabinet doors (inside and out).

And don’t forget about your fridge!

Living Area

Living rooms are full of flat surfaces – de-clutter them by finding homes for things strewn about.

Vacuum thoroughly – baseboards, under the couch behind the entertainment unit. It’s tres important to vacuum underneath furniture. And it doesn’t move itself so enlist someone’s help. Like your cute new neighbour.

Use ammonia free glass cleaner or isopropyl alcohol to clean electronics.

Hate vacuuming? Invest in a robot!

Spring cleaning is an opportunity to steam clean couches and carpets. Especially if Superman’s been staying with you. If you have slip covers, or pillow covers, it’s time to clean them as well.

We’re a little obsessed with the Thymes Mandarin-Coriander all-purpose cleaner.  Use it to dust and clean your front entrance floor and door. It’s safe (all natural solution with essential oils) and will make your entire place smell and feel like spring.

Our last piece of advice – look up!  Clean the corners and dust ceiling fans and light fixtures.  It will instantly freshen the air in your home.

The key is to be thorough and clean/organize things missed throughout the year.

See you next week!

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