Incase you missed it yesterday spend a few hours on your Spring Cleaning Challenge by Taking & Putting Items Away in every room.
Now that your closets are de-cluttered and the surface is now cleaned and organized it’s time to go a bit deeper. The next few days will be a thorough process of cleaning and organizing, while keeping the goal of decluttering in mind.
Repeat after me, I will not be a hoarder, I will not be a hoarder, I will not be a hoarder……
TIP 1. Start at the top and work your way to the bottom.
First, we are going to work on dusting, cleaning and polishing. Reducing the amount of dust in your home can greatly reduce the symptoms of allergies and even asthma and will make your home smell and feel fresher and cleaner.
Start with ceiling fans, then move onto wall hangings, mirrors and picture frames. You want to start at the top so that any dust or dirt that falls will only have to be cleaned once instead of doing double the work. In the kitchen and bathroom, make sure you dust above light fixtures, medicine cabinets and don’t forget in the corners where the shower curtain rod meets the wall.
TIP 2. Grab a pair of old cloth gloves and an old oven mitt.
When everything up above is dust free, it’s time to move on to any trinkets, knick knacks and decor that is placed on top of the furniture, on shelves and on counter tops. A great way to dust small or fragile items is to put on a pair of fabric gloves and gently rub the dust off and polish to a shine.
Once complete you will then dust and polish the furniture. Use one side of an old oven mitt to apply your polish of choice and use the other side to buff the furniture. In case you were wondering, we will focus on the rest of the kitchen and bathroom a little bit later.
TIP 3. Use newspaper with your glass cleaner of choice for clear, streak free windows and glass.
After you complete all of your dusting you will then clean any mirrors, glass furniture, tv or computer screens and any other glass items. Make sure you clean your glass after dusting so that you aren’t left with another layer of dust to clean. We want to work smarter, not harder!
I like to allow myself 20 to 30 minutes depending on the size of the room, so that I can take my time. If you are faster than me (don’t brag, it’s not too hard to achieve, lol) or if you need more time, just adjust the length on your playlist to fit the necessary time.
I’m not the only one that dance and sings while I dust, right??
Your assignment for today is to be a lean, mean, dusting machine!
Then take a hot bubblebath, with a glass of wine and a good book. Just kidding, go get dinner ready, help with homework, get the kids ready for bed, get lunches ready for tomorrow, put in a load of laundry, fold the load you just took out of the dryer, wash and put away the dishes, and maybe get a 5 minute shower in before you pass out, exhausted, but still wondering if you forgot anything! Yea, that’s more like it, lol, see ya’ tomorrow!