Spring Cleaning Bug Bit Hard With Fabuloso And Motivation

It’s never too early to start in with spring cleaning. =)

I’ve been in an (unusual for me) cleaning mode with a passion! I’ve gotten a good start with it too. Most times, I’ll be (all talk) with saying “I’m going to clean and organize my home this spring, or this year.”

Well, it’s NOT all talk this time around. I’m actually checking quite a few things off the (big to-do list). My plan is to finish all projects by the end of (this month), February. 🙂

I may not get each and every thing done by then, however, I’m making it my mission to do so! Just know; it will eventually ALL get done!

The cleaning bug bit me when I found a (new for me) cleaner and air freshener. Guess it gave me most motivation for cleaning.

Have you heard of Fabuloso?


I fell in love with it! The aroma of this cleaner is amazing. It’s also an excellent cleaner for a colossal of things. My list for you below:

Counters
Wood Floors
Windows and Mirrors
Cars/Trucks
Bathtubs and Toilets
Laundry
Appliances
Carpeting

It’s now a main staple in my home. I have a spray bottle under both my kitchen and bathroom. LOVE this stuff! <3 I use the Lavender scent. My home smells so much nicer and fresher due to Fabuloso. Plus, it gets it good and clean.

Below referrence and credited:

https://www.reference.com/home-garden/ingredients-fabuloso-contain-b2b456cc87bbfca4

Basically, Fabuloso ingredients contain water, sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate, and fragrance. The variety of scents also include added baking soda, pine oil extract and bleach alternative.

Anyway, I’m in rare form with the cleaning and organizing, trust me when I say (rare form)! lol

I’m currently cleaning and organizing my office, as well as cleaning out cabinets and drawers throughout the rest of my home. I’m feeling amazing as I get things done!

I created a video about it =)

Should You Clean or Declutter Your Grandchildren’s Rooms?

Deep Cleaning Cleaning and decluttering is all fine and good, however, when it comes to your grandkid’s things, you need to be aware of any boundaries set.

Boundaries set by your kids needs to be followed and respected.

For some grandparents…that may be a big issue

Some grandparents have a (natural) habit of cleaning and decluttering. Could it be that most grandmothers have this trait in their character? There are many Grandmas that have this natural need to clean and organize; even in their children’s rooms.

However, this could easily turn into a heated debate fast and furious!

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Some people have a huge issue with their parents who just straighten up, or perhaps, take out the trash. I say, that’s going a tad bit too far in my book. However, there again; there are boundaries. 😉

This could be a major disaster if you have two children sharing a room…especially if the older child is up in their teen years. It’s natural for (some teenagers) to have a certain feeling and obsession about “their stuff,” and to be quite vocal about it!

So…what does this mean for grandparents that have an over-powering urge to clean and tidy up?

Below are (6) things to consider for grandparents that have an oever bearing need to clean, tidy up, or declutter.


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Know and respect boundaries

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Keep the lines of communication open at all times with your kids

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Always listen to what your grandkids have to say; regardless

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Always clean up (after yourself) with any messes made in the house (by you). There are those that don’t bother 🙁

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Try to encourage your grandkids to clean up after themselves; especially in their own bedrooms. Your kids will begin to notice the tidyness 🙂

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If you’re an old fashioned grandma, always refrain from your need to organize, pick up scattered clothes, and even doing laundry

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According to your kids, you are there for one purpose. That is to love, nurture, and take care of everything that pertains to your grandkids; period!

I know that’s blunt, however, things have changed since back in the day when (most things) were accepted and grandparents had a say in how their grandkids should be raised and taught.

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5 Unexpected DIY Cleaning Solutions Perfect For Your Kitchen

cleaningproductsHaving the grandkids over can only mean one thing – cooking and baking activities! 🙂

 

 

And of course after all the fun and laughs, you will have to take care of the mess left in the kitchen.

 

Take advantage of the bonding time to also encourage the kids to help out in cleaning the kitchen. That way you are also imparting them good discipline on cleaning up after themselves as a habit.

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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

For your very own homemade dishwasher detergent, you will need to mix these ingredients in a large bowl: one cup of salt, at least two to three cups of baking soda, and another cup of borax. dishwasher

Put it in a seal-tight container. Use two tablespoons of this mixture at most (but one tablespoon should be enough) and mix it with vinegar.

Kitchen Floor Cleaner

Kitchen floors are always a mess after having a baking session with the grandkids. Removing those drips from the cookie batter off the floor may be tricky but with this floor cleaner, it won’t be a problem. The entire ingredients you need for this cleaning alternative are one gallon of hot water, ¾ cup of olive oil and ½ cup of lemon juice. This cleaning solution works well for wood type floorings. For a much basic floor cleaner, you can mop those dirt and stains away using just a gallon of hot water mixed with enough white vinegar.

It’s an unlikely floor cleaning agent but it will effectively kill off those bacteria as well as sanitize your floors.

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Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Making your all-purpose cleaner can be easy with these few natural ingredients. Mix together half a cup of vinegar and ¼ cup of baking soda into a large container with two liters of water. You can use this cleaning solution to leave your countertops neat and germ-free. The acidity of the vinegar can help you disinfect most of the surface area of your kitchen. Now you wouldn’t have to worry about your grandkids getting unknown germs.

Lemon Juice and Salt Paste

Lemon juice or any particular citric juice mixed with enough salt to make a paste can make a good effective cleaning solution. This cleaning solution is perfect for disinfecting and polishing your stainless steel sink and kitchen counters. This lemony paste can make do with most of the messes stuck in any of your kitchen surfaces. With the help of the lemon’s acidity combined with kosher salt, it can remove grease, oil, and any sticky substance off those counters.

They are also effective in removing those oily marks in pot handles and sink faucets.

Lemon Peels and Vinegar Dishwashing Liquid

Don’t throw away those lemon peels just yet. You’ll find that you can still use those lemon peels for making another cleaning solution – an alternative for your dishwashing liquid. Store those lemon peels in a large mason jar filled with vinegar. Leave it to set for up to two days at most. After the two days is up, transfer the lemon vinegar liquid into another container (you can reuse old dishwashing liquid bottles, if you have any) that is half filled with water and a few drops of essential oil or lavender oil. That’s it. It’s great to use for removing those sticky mac and cheese off the pan and cleaning that thick batter in your mixing bowls.

These are just some of the great cleaning recipes you can make at home, that way you can also teach your grandkids when they’re much older. Efficiently making use of your family bonding time while teaching them a few good tricks that are useful for when the occasion calls for it in the near future.

Sean Si is the Marketing guy of Electrodry Carpet Cleaning in Gold Coast. He is the go-to guy when it comes to the latest home improvement tips. When he’s not busy, he writes about guides on a healthy home and life, and spends quality time with his family and friends.

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Let The Ants Go Marching Somewhere Else!

antsgomarchingdvo By Cristina Duke @ DVO.com/ From: A newsletter I get monthly 😉

As a grandmother, I have to be careful every spring; as we get a few ants coming in. They are usually headed for my cat’s bowl of food. Yikes!! Yes, I spray generously for those annoying pests every year around this time! 😮

Since I’m an affiliate, I thought I’d share these helpful tips with you. 🙂

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A couple of months ago, I had a pretty embarrassing experience. Before I tell you all about it, let me give you a little bit of background information. Early this spring, we began to spy ants in our house. They were spotted in several locations throughout the house, but mostly in the kitchen. Eventually, I figured out that they were coming through a tiny crack underneath the ledge of our kitchen window sill. So I set out some ant traps, started noticing them less, and went on with life.

About this same time, my daughter’s preschool teacher asked us to save an empty egg carton to send to school at the end of the month. They would be using them for a class Easter egg hunt. As soon as we finished the eggs in one of our cartons, I set the empty carton on top of our cupboards, knowing my daughter would bring it to school in a few weeks.

When the week of the Easter egg hunt arrived, I saw the empty egg carton sitting on top of the cupboards and remembered I needed to send it in. In our rush out the door, I threw the egg carton in her backpack and we headed off to school. I gave my daughter instructions to give the egg carton to her teacher as soon as she got to the classroom and… she did.

When I picked her up from school later that day the first thing she said to me was, “MOM!! I think I know where all those ants in our kitchen were coming from!” I quickly put two-and-two together and realized that the egg carton we sent to school was infested with ants! I was so embarrassed. As soon as we got home, I emailed her teacher and apologized. She wrote me back and said that she was quite surprised when she opened the carton. She went on to say that the boys in the class thought it was the greatest thing ever to play “stomp the ants.” Bless her heart; she was so nice about it!

After this experience, I became a little more determined to get rid of the ants in my kitchen. I already knew some of the obvious things like keeping food sealed and put away, placing ant traps in strategic locations, and making sure to keep the counters and floors clean. However, in my research on “ant prevention”, I did learn a few new ideas. Maybe one of them will help you keep those pesky bugs out of your kitchen too!

-Clean your kitchen with a half vinegar-half water solution. Ants hate the smell of vinegar and it will also mess up the ants’ scent trails.

-Add a few drops of peppermint or cinnamon oil to your cleaning routine. After you have cleaned the surfaces in your kitchen well, wipe the areas again with a wet rag sprinkled with a few drops of peppermint or cinnamon essential oil. Ants dislike both of these smells and as a bonus, it will make your kitchen smell nice.

-Spray lemon juice on possible ant entrances. Just like vinegar, lemon juice can destroy the ants’ scent trails.

-Caulk. Use caulk to seal any cracks that the ants could be coming through.

-Place bay leaves in drawers, cupboards or containers where you’ve seen ants. Ants hate the smell of bay leaves and will stay away.

-Draw a chalk line around the area the ants are coming in. Some people swear that ants will not cross or go near a chalk line. The talcum powder in chalk is supposedly a natural ant repellant. The same idea might work if you sprinkled some baby powder with talcum powder around the area.

-Mix dish soap with baking soda. Put a thin line of this mixture where ants are coming in.

-Set out a mixture of borax, sugar, and water for the ants. Several people swear by this homemade ant trap. Spread a small amount of this mixture on a piece of cardboard. The ants will be attracted to it and take it back to their colony. The borax will kill the colony. Ant problem solved!

…And maybe it’s best to not set any empty egg cartons on top of your cupboards!

Cristina Duke
Monthly Newsletter Contributor since 2014 @ DVO.com

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Grandparents Tips for Cleaning After The Grandkids’ Visit

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It’s always nice to have the grandkids staying for a couple of days or weeks. After the fun, it comes the time to take care of the damages. Organizing is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the mess created by the curious and extremely active infants. Prepare the mop and vacuum cleaner and get your home back on track with a simple domestic cleaning.

Take Precautions


Even if you didn’t take advantage of these tips this time, you will be prepared for the next visit. In order to preserve larger part of your home tidy, you should set a playing area. This will not only make your cleaning routine easier, but it will also ensure a safety environment for your grandkids. Childproofing a certain room will give you the needed security. However, you should still take certain measures to make your entire home safe for the kids. You need to establish certain limits and rules. It’s difficult to play tough with your grandkids, but it’s for their own good.

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If you want to maintain your home neat, you should encourage the children to clean after themselves. The habit can be adopted by kids at any age. Believe it or not, even pre – scholars will gladly contribute to the cleaning routine. You should only ask them kindly. Kids are very helpful at that age. It can be something simple like wiping up the table. Ask older children to wash the dishes or do their own laundry. Chances are, their mom and dad already make them do this. Assign different chores and you will not have to worry for falling behind with your cleaning tasks.

Divide Your Work

Don’t try to deal with more things than you can. If you overwork, you will probably get tired or even feel sick. Create a plan and tackle one task at a time. Start with the most urgent things like dealing with a dirty pile of dishes or vacuuming. De- cluttering is also essential for the domestic cleaning. You need to put back toys and clothes that are dispersed around your home. The next step is to put the laundry in the washing machine. Window cleaning and dusting are optional. Treat only the areas that require your immediate action.

Close Reach

Prepare a basket with all the cleaning products and tools you will need. Going back and forth your house, just to fetch a sponge or a brush will only exhaust you. Be sure that you have everything you need before starting your home cleaning. However, don’t worry if you don’t have that particular stain remover. Super grandmother like you probably has one or two old – school tricks for dealing with the nasty spills.

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Ask For Help

If your grandchildren left you with apocalyptical situation, you can always get a help. Hiring a professional cleaning service will save you a lot of efforts for a certain cost. After all, the last thing you want is risking your health.

Enjoy fully the visit of your beloved grandchildren without worrying about the cleaning after that.

Ella is blogger and passionate writer with great passion for home interior and maintenance themes. She likes to follow the latest trends in home décor as well as in the fashion world. Obtain more tips for your personal household at this website.

How To Remove Chocolate Stains From Upholstery

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The removal of chocolate stains from upholstery can be challenging. It is not nice to have a cushion cover or some furniture smeared with chocolate. There are tips available in order to remove chocolate from upholstery.

The importance of clean upholstery in home cleaning

Removing chocolate from upholstery is a difficult part of upholstery cleaning. Usually, it can take some time before the chocolate is removed. However, it is vital in home cleaning to have as clean a home as possible. Whatever the reason the chocolate fell onto the upholstery in the first place, it does need to be removed immediately as chocolate is harder to remove once it dries.

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Removing chocolate stains from upholstery

There are a number of different ways to remove chocolate stains from upholstery.
As a vital element in home cleaning, it is important to remove the chocolate in the right way.

Removing the chocolate stain using washing up liquid and water


In the first instance, take a spoon and try to dislodge the chocolate from the upholstery. Find a bowl and pour into the bowl two cups of water along with one tablespoon of washing up liquid. Using a spoon, mix the solution together. Using a cloth slightly wet it with the mixture. Slowly, begin to clear the chocolate stain with the cloth, starting outwards before moving towards the middle of the chocolate stain. Take a slightly wet cloth to rinse the part of the upholstery which contains the chocolate stain. To finish, take a cloth or a sponge to dry the upholstery.

Removing the chocolate stain using cornmeal

Another tip to removing a chocolate stain from upholstery is to use some cornmeal. It may seem odd, but it has proved effective. Shake some cornmeal over the upholstery section where the chocolate stain is showing. Leave the upholstery for a while and let the cornmeal sink into the upholstery. After that, sweep the cornmeal away from the upholstery using a cloth or some kitchen paper.

Removing the chocolate stain using ammonia and detergent

Another way of removing the chocolate stain is to use ammonia and detergent. Take a spoon and try to remove some of the chocolate. It is best to make a solution consisting of one teaspoon of detergent mixed in with water. A small cup of the mixture will do. It is best to use a detergent which doesn’t include either alkali or bleach. Using the solution, place it on the upholstery with a sponge or a cloth. The next step is to place one tablespoon of ammonia mixed with water in a small cup. After that, use a cloth with the mixture of ammonia and water on it and blot or wipe the upholstery with the cloth.

Removing the chocolate
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For this particular tip, it is best to wait for the chocolate to go hard on the upholstery before trying to remove some of it with a spoon. Using the carpet cleaner, spray it on the part of the upholstery where the chocolate stain resides, before leaving the upholstery for ten to fifteen minutes. Taking a tiny brush, softly apply it to the chocolate stain for about five minutes. Using a damp sponge, wipe away the chocolate stain.

Removing the chocolate stain using an upholstery stain cleaner

In the event that the stain persists, an upholstery stain cleaner can be purchased. There is nothing wrong in admitting defeat and getting an upholstery stain cleaner to help remove the stain. The upholstery stain cleaner should be able to remove the stain.

Ella is writer and blogger who has great passion for home and office improvement projects. She is constantly searching for new technologies and methods for life and work optimization. What excites her most recently is the green idea and she is trying to raise the awareness towards it via her writing. Find more useful info at: Upholstery Cleaning Services Wimbledon.

Grandma’s Cleaning Tips: Every Kitchen’s Beautiful in its Own Way- OR Not?!

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I love a nice, clean kitchen! Well, it’s not always clean or (clutter-free), for the most part. 😉

 

I don’t know about you, but I’m a gal (Grandma) who likes to see change and updates every once in awhile. That definitely includes the kitchen! 🙂 A kitchen needs to be clean, sanitary and of course, full of warmth, charm and hospitality. If you don’t think your kitchen fits well in that category, do something about it! You’ve got your own imagination, use it! However, it does help if you are crafty by nature, and you have an eye for design.

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Let’s say your kitchen hasn’t been updated since the 90’s or even the 80’s. Yeah, you have your work cut out for you!

 

So let’s get this “virtual, kitchen-spruce-up” party started!

 

Walls

 

Say, you just bought or moved into an old house and the kitchen hasn’t been updated since the (early) 80’s, it most certainly requires lots of fun and colorful updating. Most likely, your kitchen has been generously graced with that awful yellow and green wallpaper! You KNOW the kind I’m referring to. 😉

 

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Time to get out the scrapers and get to work. I know, bummer! Although your hard work will be well worth it with a couple splashes of warm-colored paint. For me, I tend to like darker colors for (both) a dining room and kitchen!

Borders

 

Now borders are somewhat of a controversial nature; you either love them or hate them! For me, it all depends on the size of the room and colors involved. Sometimes a simple border makes a perfect statement and also encompasses the final touch. They also sometimes make a room look larger. You decide!

Cabinets

 

I remember some funky looking, white, metal cabinets WAY-BACK when I was a little girl. Thank goodness kitchen decor, appliances and styles have come a long way, seriously! Now you have various kinds of wood and colors to choose from. You can even get by with a couple coats of paint if you currently have some old, wooden cabinets. However, it will depend on just how old they are. Cabinets are a tad more expensive than paint and borders…choose wisely, depending on the look and style you are looking for. Most cabinets today, are good for fix ups.

You will find tips for cleaning kitchen cabinets Here

 

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You could also remove a couple of the cabinet doors and just have shelves. Or, you could install glass in place of the doors. That in itself would spruce up a kitchen considerably.

 

Foliage, Flowers and Plants

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If you haven’t experimented with flowers or foliage before, you’d be pleasantly surprised at how much they can brighten up a room. Although for a kitchen, just some simple greenery will do the job nicely for on top of cabinets, (if there’s room). Small, colorful plants will always brighten up any window sill.

Flooring

 

Most people (today), have some kind of ceramic tile or wood flooring in their kitchens. Carpet and linoleum was more in style for a kitchen back in the days. However, a lot of old houses of course, had the wooden floors. You can dress up wooden flooring by polishing and with some stylish throw rugs.

 

Going way back in time, people had dirt floors

 

Also, if you have a large dining room or kitchen with a bay window, a nice chair or bench with some throw pillows (to match the rugs) would nicely compliment the rooms.

 

There is always room for improvement when updating decor and furnishings in your home. Most of the time, just the smallest things can make the most difference. 🙂

 

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Complicated Mess To Semi-Super Organized

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Happy Friday to you all! 🙂

I finally actually took the time to clean and semi-super organize my home office. It was a huge job! lol

When I say “semi-super” organize, it’s not a perfectly organized office…even after the clean up. However, it was good enough for me. I’m certainly not a super organized person. Having said that, I admit to letting piles (of just stuff) get so bad that I get to the point where I can’t take it anymore. I’m definitely not a filthy-dirty person…just not as organized as I’d like to be for sure! lol

With growing older, I’d like to see this change in myself!

I have Pics throughout the process!
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A Little More Organized!
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Need To Get Cheyanne Up On The Wall So I Can Look at Her Too!
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Don’t Mess With Me When I’m Tired!!
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Am I still organized?? “Somewhat” However, I know where everything is, and that’s the main thing for me! 🙂

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Some Of My INSPIRATION – MY DAD IN CUBICLE BY THE LAMP 🙂 🙂

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Deep Clean Your Home Like a Professional

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This article of course is for all grandmothers and moms 🙂

 

Have you ever hired professional cleaning services for your home? If you have, then you know how different the home looks and feels after their job is done. They simply have the right training, the expertise, the knowledge, the equipment, the products and the techniques to deep clean an entire house, the garden, the roof and the backyard and make the house look like it is completely new. Everything from the bedrooms to the bathroom, from each drawer and cabinet to the wardrobes, from the backyard to the garage and from the basement to the attic is sparkling clean – polished, clean, tidy, deodorized and dust free. However, not many of us can afford regular cleaning services done by a professional and therefore we need to invest some of our time and effort into maintaining a clean home.

Let’s not forget that a clean home is also a healthy home, where the air quality is good and everyone feels much better. In order to have that you need the right techniques and products so you can deep clean the home like a true professional. It’s easier than you think, but it does require a considerable time. Spending a whole weekend deep cleaning the entire home might look like too much work, but you will be more than happy with the results – a clean home is welcoming, cozy and nice and it feels great just relaxing there.

Planning a deep cleaning of your home does feel overwhelming, but it’s worth the time and the effort. Try to involve your family in the cleaning process and you will manage quicker than you think. Start with the least desirable area – whether that is the man’s cave, the basement or the garage, don’t leave it before you clean it all. Pay attention to any issues and places that require repairs – chipped paint, leaking, mold areas, rust, etc. No deep cleaning is successful without taking care of these problems. If you want a great home, you need to take good care of it so it functions well. Moreover, regular deep cleaning will prolong the life of many areas in the house, thus increasing its market value. Remember that you aren’t pressured to do everything in just one day – do as much as you can, but don’t rush it or you risk missing important areas.

It’s best if you have a plan and follow it – write a checklist and list all the things that need to be done. This way it’s easier to shop for the right products too and only buy what you actually need for the cleanup. Focus on one area at a time and clean from dry to wet and from top to bottom. Mopping is the last task to do in each room.

Clean light fixtures, remove cobwebs, empty cabinets and closets and do some clearance. If you get rid of the clutter, the cleaning will be more than successful. Have clean paper towels, white cloths, bags, spray bottles and brushes at hand – it’s best to keep all cleaning materials in one bucket that you can carry with you from room to room. Simplifying the process can be done by tidying up the rooms before you clean.

Follow these simple tips and don’t be afraid of deep cleaning your home as often as possible. Your home and your family deserve it.

About The Author

Nicole is a housewife and a writer. Currently, she writes for Pimlico cleaning company.

The Contents of the Checklist for the Forthcoming Spring Cleaning

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People who are getting ready for the most important cleaning project in the year, spring cleaning, are not only happy that the weather is becoming warmer and friendlier, the trees are bursting out in green foliage, and the birds are chirping to welcome the balmy season. They are also getting ready for the spring cleaning, and they are at a loss where to start, in what order to approach the cleaning activities, and where to shop for cleaners. However, the most important thing is that good mood and spring cleaning go hand by hand because the regeneration spring energies flow to the blood with positive vibes.

Preparing a checklist for the forthcoming spring cleaning and decluttering can relieve all the above-mentioned difficulties. Planning always introduces order into activities, and a checklist is the result of planning. Making up a spring cleaning checklist will ensure that all the activities that need to be done will be really implemented, no important cleaning stage will be skipped for lack of time or lack of attention.

The checklist for the spring cleaning should be drawn up by room. That will ensure that no corner or nook is forgotten during that “mission impossible.” The tools and supplies which are needed for the cleaning of the different surfaces should also be included in the checklist. The greatest attention should be devoted to the seasonal chores that are typically carried out during that season, so these chores should be in the beginning of the checklist. The corners and surfaces that have recently been cleaned should be left out of the checklist, and that stage of planning can leave substantial time for other areas of the home where the efforts should be made.


Typically a spring cleaning checklist should include the following: the first area to be cleaned is the kitchen. The kitchen is the area where the most frequent cleaning takes place, and because it is a room where the food is stored and prepared, it should be the first room to enjoy the benefits of thorough spring cleaning. The pantries, drawers, cabinets should be emptied and cleaned carefully. Now is the perfect time to pitch all the useless appliances, utensils or expired food.

The bathroom is another place where the cleaning efforts should be devoted in the beginning of the cleaning. The accumulation of limescale is difficult to cope with, especially in areas where the water is especially hard, but the result of the efforts – a sparkling clean bathroom, is worth the hard work. Do not miss to organize the laundry room – you can buy a new basket for the dirty clothes that fit better the interior or just arrange the detergents and take care of the washing machine and dryer.

Spring is a great time for a new beginning. So why don’t you arrange a cozy, trendy drop zone in the hall? Think of a colourful, functional solution that will change the look of the house.

The next rooms to be cleaned as part of the spring renovation of the home are the living areas. The living room is the third biggest culprit for the accumulation of dust and dirt in the home as it is there that people spend a lot of time, communicating with the other family members, watching TV, reading magazines, etc. If you have an office area, pay special attention to it; as it’s the ideal time to put an end to the chaos and to organize your desk. Why don’t you add another drop zone for all the papers and fresh flowers that will inspire you.

The bedroom is the next item on the spring cleaning checklist, and although the efforts on cleaning will be typically smaller, it should find its right place on the list. That is mainly because typically the closets are located there. Spring is an ideal time to do away with all the unnecessary clothes, books and all the rest you have stored. You can organize a small backyard sale or surprise your friend with little presents. In the kid’s room pay also attention to all the toys- you can throw some of them away or donate them to kids in need.

The cellar and the garage are the next, most often the last, items to be included in the spring cleaning checklist. Not only cleaning these rooms, but also getting rid of clutter and organizing the contents there, should be planned by including these areas in the spring cleaning activities.

The plan is ready, so it is time for action. Try to enjoy that process and to engage the whole family in it – that way you will have fun and soon enough will enjoy a brand new clutter-free and fresh house.

About The Author

Nicole is an expert in the field of house cleaning, she writes on behalf of Bow Cleaning Company.