I have to admit, it wasn’t a very busy day at all, and I sat around for most of the time. Nothing to crazy going on on a Sunday, so I’m thankful. Back to the grind in the morning. Just another Monday…what are your plans for the week ahead? For us here in Toronto, it will be a few degrees above freezing so I’m not sure much will be done outside. I will make time for the laundry cabinets I’ve been working on, and begin the priming process.
Spring cleaning could also be the focus of your week, starting at changing the air filter on the furnace, to washing windows inside and out. How will you find the motivation? One task at a time. Do up a schedule this week for the fridge that includes your daily projects. That way, your steps are ordered for each day, and there will be purpose for your plans.
*Planner taken from pinterest.ca
When it comes to a cleaning schedule, I’ve found a list that may be helpful to you when filling out your planner. Of course, not everything will apply, but you can scan through the lists to see what might be useful for your home.
Are you ready to begin? Click here to download our Spring Cleaning Checklist.
ALL ROOMS – Start with tasks that apply to all room, then hit each room one-by-one.
- Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures
- Clean windowsills and window tracts
- Vacuum curtains and window blinds
- Wipe down shoe molding and dust room corners for cobwebs
- Test batteries in all your smoke detectors
- Disinfect door knobs, cabinet handles and light switches
- Clean kitchen appliances:
- Wipe down your microwave, coffeemaker and other small appliances
- Empty the crumb tray in your toaster and / or toaster oven
- Empty refrigerator and defrost freezer
- Clean your oven and scrub the stovetop / range
- Clear out cabinets and wash shelves
- Sanitize the sink and clean the inner rim of your sink guard
- Clean refrigerator shelves (they may fit in the dishwasher!)
- Clean behind and beneath refrigerator (those coils get dusty!)
- Organize drawers and closets (donate any clothes that you didn’t wear!)
- Wash bedding and pillows
- Rotate your mattress
- Disinfect kids’ toys (throw plastic toys in the dishwasher!)
- Organize cabinets and drawers
- Properly dispose of old medicine and toiletries
- Scrub the shower and bathtub
- Wash shower curtain and floormat (some can go in the washing machine)
- Scrub the toilet and tile around the toilet
- Clean keyboard with canned air
- Disinfect computer mouse and phone
- Remove furniture cushions and vacuum crevasses
- Clean behind washer and dryer
- Thoroughly clean lint trap in dryer AND washer
- Remove everything from your garage reorganize (is it time for a sale?)
- Pressure wash your deck and outdoor furniture
- Hose-out your garbage can and recycling bins
- Remove screens and wash with a soapy sponge and water
- Wash the outside of your windows before replacing your window screens
*Article taken from mollymade.com
Finding pleasure in a clean home is where it’s at! If we are going to spend so much time here, it might as well be polished and pristine. Roll up your sleeves and get to work. Have you seen the length of that list? There’s much to be done. Let’s seize the day and pray that when we put the mop down, we will see warmer days;) From my house to yours, happy Sunday everyone!