Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Staycation 2015 is officially over, and it proved to be a resounding success. Not only did I make huge strides in the garden, but I got our spring cleaning done for the year.

Spring and fall are the best times to deep clean a house. We turn the outdoor water spigots on when the frost finally decides to leave us. This presents a great opportunity to throw open the windows and air out the stuffy house, which has been closed off during the chilly winter months. We are finally able to air dry laundry outside, and the hose makes cleaning certain things (such as garbage cans and a shedding dog) much easier.

When the weather starts to turn cold again, I repeat my cleaning to-do list to remove the dust and grime that accumulated while the windows were open all summer. It is then time to turn the water off again, cozy up with a good book (read: watch The Vampire Diaries), and start drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

But that talk is for later. In the present moment, late spring is a glorious time of year. It is also the time of year to take out my favorite cleaning solutions and get to work on the inside of the house.

CLICK HERE to view my Spring/Fall Cleaning Checklist PDF.

This list tends to grow every year, much to Jeff's dismay. Being a homeowner is a lot of work, but at least there is cake and wine when it is all said and done.

My little cleaning helper found my work goggles, which I used for a fun and easy outdoor project I will soon share!


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  2. I see a lot of vacuuming tasks, and I’m really glad. House dust may seem quite benign, but they do a lot of bad things if you let them be: eye irritation, coughing, sneezing, and even hay fever to name a few. Not to mention asthma—that thing’s a huge hassle as well. Keep your dusting game on point!

    Bo Tolbert @ HJS Supply Co.


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