Spring Cleaning 101

Do you think that's me in the photo?
Heavens no...when I clean it's quite the opposite. Who's going to get all dolled up like this to clean?

They say every woman's either a cook or a cleaner. ... my family, we're the cleaners. I swear you could have eaten off my mom's floor even when she was in her 80's. I have to admit I'm not as fussy as I used to be when I was first married. I've learned there are more important things in life like blogging and Pinterest spending time with your family. A house is to be lived in. My house isn't dirty, but it does get messy especially when I'm crafting LOL

Here's my routine for spring cleaning:

First, I gather my supplies...a bucket, a good cleaner ( I like Murphy's oil soap) cleaning cloths, dust mop and my upright and canister sweeper. Once I had a neighbor that didn't own a vacuum... that just boggles my mind. How do you clean without a vacuum?

Then I empty the room as much as possible.
Take down the curtains, anything hanging on the walls and put away anything that doesn't need to be out.

Working from top to bottom, I use my dust mop to dust down the ceiling and walls. Next, I clean the blinds and wash the windows... I wash and wipe dry all the furniture and then use my canister sweeper on the baseboards and around the edges of the furniture... wipe down the baseboards if needed.
 Then clean everything that was hanging on the walls or sitting on the desks (photos, knickknacks etc.)
 Hey look... here's a photo of me and my husband that was taken 25 years ago at our son's wedding! My Hubby had hair back then...
Sorry, I sometimes get sidetracked.   On to the bookshelf.

I used to have tons and tons of books but now that I have a Kindle I've been getting rid of most of them. I sorted through the bookcase and now I have a great stack to donate.

Next, hang clean curtains and vacuum the floor.

 Everything starting to look and smell fresh and clean.. don't you just love that!

Here's where I'll be sharing:

Nifty Thrifty Sunday * Sundays at Home Amaze Me Monday * Mix it up Monday * Make it Pretty Monday * Busy Monday * Keep it simple Monday *Tasty Tuesday * Delicious Dishes * Inspire me Tuesday * Talk of the Town  * Thrifty and Vintage Finds *Moonlight and Mason Jars Before and After Wednesday *the Alder Collective * You Link it, We Make it *What's Cookin' WednesdayWordless Wednesday * Create it Thursday *  Full plate Thursday * Throwback Thursday * The Pin Junkie * Anything blue Friday * Friday Finds * Photo Friday * Foodie Friday * What To Do Weekends


  1. I'm a "cleaner" too and always looking for more tips -thanks!

    1. Thank you Sarah Jean for your comment and have a good week!

  2. thanks for these tips - I like to keep my apartment as clean as possible so I appreciate this!

    stop by and chat with me ♥ http://storybookapothecary.com

    1. Thank you S.A....I'll be over!

  3. My mother was the cook. I'm a bit of each, but I really like a clean, uncluttered house more than cooking these days! Feel free to stop by and help me clean, if you'd like!

    1. HaHaHa,I would be glad to help you, but from your photos I can tell your home is spotless!


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