Sunday, March 27, 2016

Spring Cleaning


"I Love Housework! Said no one ever…”

Happy Easter! Well, the first day of Spring was just last week and I celebrated by rolling up my sleeves and scratching a few items from my spring cleaning checklist. Now, I clean my home often, but I only deep clean twice a year. It's always at the start of spring and right before Thanksgiving so everything can be sparkling clean for the holidays. I really love a clean space and the feeling of knowing your home is truly clean is just deep down satisfying.

When I started cleaning, I didn't want to overwhelm myself so I just slowly began to tackle one room at a time, one corner at a time. Bathrooms and kitchens are the worst because they get the dirtiest so I decided to begin with the kitchen. So, this is what my week looked like.

Monday: Wipe down the top of the cabinets and wash the ceramics I store there.
Tuesday: Wipe down cabinet fronts. Clean windows and windowsills

Wednesday: Wipe down walls and backsplash. Clean the microwave inside and out.
Thursday: Clean the oven. I had already used oven cleaner the night before, so it was only a matter of wiping it clean.

Friday: Clean the Keurig and countertops.
Saturday: Clean the refrigerator inside, the top of it and the doors.

Sunday: Sweep and mop the floor.
I wish I could say that I'm done in the kitchen, but there is still more to do in just this one room. I still want to do a little organizing which I plan to tackle this week. Also, my apartment is really small and any way that I can add storage is a definite plus so I bought two floating shelves from Ikea. Oh and just pretend that you didn't notice the dishes in the sink... lol. Now, the shelves were just put up a couple of days ago, so I still need to figure out exactly what to display on them. Of course, for me, that's the fun part.

Whew... Okay, now I'm exhausted.