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1-day Spring Cleaning Challenge!

Posted by on May. 4, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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I figure I better get my spring cleaning done before it is officially Summer, LOL.  I found this 1-day spring cleaning challenge, and it is my goal today to get everything done (the ones in pink are done already).  Anyone want to join me?  LOL.

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http://www.finelyground.net/2012/03/one-day-challenge-spring-cleaning.html?m=1

Spring Cleaning Challenge
  1. Dust light fixtures and ceiling fans--microfiber dampened with vinegar is good.
  2. Sweep cobwebs in corners and along the ceiling.
  3. Dust all horizontal surfaces—tops of doors, picture frames, shelves, baseboards, counters...
  4. Magic Eraser or spot-clean the walls.
  5. Wipe down circulating fans, wall, and floor vents with a cloth dampened with vinegar.
  6. Get a new  vacuum filter (seriously, when's the last time you did it?)
  7. Take everything off the bed and launder, including things you might wash less often like comforters or bedskirts.
  8. Sprinkle the mattress with baking soda and let sit for at least an hour, then vacuum it all up with the brush attachment. You can do this while your bedclothes are in the wash to save steps!
  9. Vacuum all upholstered furniture and vacuum or launder curtains.
  10. Take rugs and mats outside and beat with a broom handle.
  11. Vacuum the floor REALLY thoroughly before you put the rugs back down.
  12. Spot-clean the carpet.
  13. Give the kitchen a deep clean, especially the parts you usually skip (drip-pans, anyone?)
  14. Check expiration dates in your fridge, pantry, and medicine cabinet, and bring things to the front—or to the garbage!—accordingly.
  15. Give the bathroom(s) a deep clean, especially the parts you usually skip. Here's an easy, green method for the shower!
  16. Go through your make-up and throw out anything that smells funny or you never use.
  17. Wash windows inside and out. A mix of water and vinegar with a microfiber cloth work great!
  18. Scrub out all window tracks with soapy water and an old toothbrush.
  19. Go through your wardrobe and if there's things you never wear or have worn out either donate them or put them in a rag-bag (for craft projects!)
  20. Bring summer clothes to the front and hide winter clothes in the back.
  21. If you have a wool coat, bring it to the dry-cleaner's—I know, not cheap, but it's only once a year!
  22. Treat any dingy whites to a soak in vinegar or borax. Might be a good time to do the dishcloths, too!
  23. Polish and condition wood—anybody know a good green way to do this and nix the orange-glo?


by on May. 4, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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TigerofMu
by Sonja on May. 4, 2012 at 4:18 PM

 I live in Wyoming, so there is no such thing as summer/winter clothes.  I finished canning today, and this was my project.

Before

After

MELRN
by on May. 4, 2012 at 4:56 PM

you guys should try flylady.net


TonyaLea
by on May. 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM


Quoting MELRN:

you guys should try flylady.net

I used to do their stuff regularly, I like them alot.  I still do a spring and fall deep cleaning every year though.

TonyaLea
by on May. 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Kitchen is deep cleaned! Still need to defrost the deep-freeze and take everything out of the fridge to wipe it down though.  Those can wait, I need a break, LOL.


TigerofMu
by Sonja on May. 4, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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 I love Flylady! :)  The back room had just gotten bad because the teenager has just been throwing stuff at the shelves and walking away.

TonyaLea
by on May. 4, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Getting closer!  Just a few things left on this list.  I have quite a few other things on my own list though, LOL.

TonyaLea
by on May. 4, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Oooohhhh, so organized!

Quoting TigerofMu:


new_mom808
by Andrea on May. 4, 2012 at 10:08 PM

 ha-ha-ha 1 day?!?! That would take me a week, if I didnt work.

TonyaLea
by on May. 4, 2012 at 11:28 PM

LOL, I was thinking the same thing, but I actually managed to get quite a bit of it done today.  The rest will be waiting till tommorrow though. 

Quoting new_mom808:

 ha-ha-ha 1 day?!?! That would take me a week, if I didnt work.


TigerofMu
by Sonja on May. 5, 2012 at 9:12 AM

 Thanks :).  We'll see if it stays that way!  For some reason, some people (okay, let's face it, it's pretty much only the teenager) think that putting something away means walking into the room and hurling it at the shelves.  And, if she misses, she doesn't actually pick it up and put it away (hence the large pile in the "before" picture).

Quoting TonyaLea:

Oooohhhh, so organized!

Quoting TigerofMu:


 

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