As the winter goes, and the flowers start to bloom, it is the perfect time to purge, clean and organize.
Do you also belong to the group of people who dread the annual spring cleaning? I for myself try to keep the house clean consistently, but every once in a while, the dishes start to pile up and I wonder how long I forgot to clean the bathroom. And its times like these that I get call from my family, announcing their visit. Tomorrow. During the past years I have build a plan to not loose my cool while cleaning everything in one day.
Start with the bathroom. If you start at 9 am, you can sleep in, but you won’t waste the day away. First put the rugs in the washer. If you wash them now, they will be dry by tomorrow. Next replace the towels with new ones and wash the mirrors and windows. Look through your bottles and articles. Are there any old ones? Through them away! 😉 Are there empty ones? Toss them too! Next clean your bathtub/shower by spraying the whole tub and all tiles and scrubbing away the grime.
Followed by the cleaning the toilet and wiping off the appliances, you are almost done!
To finish off, there is only the floor left. Vacuum the floor and the ceiling and wipe the floor. Congrats! Your are done with the first part!
Next we are moving to the bedroom. Remove all the clutter and dust all surfaces. Open the windows to let in some fresh air. Place the drapes, linens and sheets in the washer and clean the windows. Vacuum rugs and wash them too, if you can (Look at the manual!) If you have hardwood floor or tiles, you can finish this room by wiping the floor. And if you have some time left, feel free to go through your old clothes and throw away the ones you have not worn since the last spring cleaning. 😉
Now treat yourself for a lunch break. You deserve it! 😜
After lunch, you continue with the kitchen. Clean the refrigerator and freezer and throw away old food. Clean the windows, wipe all appliances, the stove and the cabinets. To finish off, empty the trash and clean the floor.
The last room of this spring cleaning is the living room. Dust all shelves, the TV and electronics. Clean the windows and the carpets and vacuum the couch. At the end, you clean the floor and throw the pillows and blankets in the washer.
CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE DONE! 🎉