Thursday, March 31, 2016

How to Prepare for Spring Cleaning

I love to clean. I am not going to deny it, or hide it...I am going to own it.

I grew up with a routine of chores and my Thriving Mommy instilling the importance of doing things correctly...Thanks mommy!

I learned early how to properly clean. I had to move everything, clean underneath and work from top to bottom.  I developed a deep passion for order and love a dust free, fresh smelling, wiped counter, mopped home.  Is that so wrong?  I look forward fitting in little cleaning activities here and there, especially with two little men that looooovvee to make messes!

I can honestly say Spring is one of my favorite times of year, just because I love any excuse to organize/clean!

With the season here, it is time to make a plan.  When creating a cleaning routine, it is important to break down what needs to be done daily, weekly and monthly.  If anything, start with the basics; cut down on clutter and put each room back to "start".

Feel free to save/share our handy printable cleaning plan below!

free printable daily weekly monthly cleaning plan

Daily Tasks:
  • Make the bed
  • Put dirty clothes in basket, clean clothes away
  • Wash dishes and put away or in dishwasher
  • Wipe down counters in bathroom and kitchen
  • Wipe down stove after cooking
  • Rinse out sink
  • Put all "clutter" away (keys in basket, wallet in your purse, remotes in bin...)
  • Leave every room at "start"
  • Sweep/mop (that is dependent on if you are a shoe-less household like my own, have dogs or just like to be barefooted and not have things stick to the bottom of your feet..yuck).
Weekly Tasks:
  • Dust
  • Sweep/mop/vacuum (don't forget to move things around and get UNDER!)
  • Laundry (I do mine at least 2-3 times a week depending on how long I have avoided this chore)
  • Change sheets
  • Scrub bathtub/shower
  • Scrub sinks
  • Deep clean toilets
  • Replace all towels (if not done already, I do mine every two-three days)
Monthly Tasks:
  • Dust blinds and windows
  • Dust baseboards
  • Clean ceiling fans
  • Reorganize closets and drawers as needed
  • Wash quilts and large bedding
  • Reorganize fridge, throw out old/expired foods and wipe down shelves
  • Clean out recycling/garbage cans
  • Wipe down cabinets and switches

While this surely may seem daunting, I assure you even if it is a small plan, it is a good one. Take on the season and get cleaned up for the warmer weather ahead!

How do you prepare for Spring Cleaning?

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