Download our free printable Spring Cleaning Checklist, learn how to make DIY Cleaner recipes and get tips for having fun with the kids too!
This time of year, I always feel the need to clean and purge. I devoured The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. It made me remember how much I love living a simple, clutter free life. While it will take me a bit to get our clutter down, I’m focusing on spring cleaning in the meantime.
Since we live in the mountains on a tiny dirt road, our house becomes pretty dirty and cluttered over the winter. The house is definitely in need of a re-fresh! We’ll start by packing up all of the winter coats and snowboarding gear – that alone will make a huge dent in the clutter.
After that, we’ll pick a day where we open up all of the windows and get to work. Room by room, we’ll go through and pick up everything then give it a deep clean. Of course, we’ll be using natural cleaners – many of them DIY cleaners – for our Spring Cleaning project.
After whipping up a batch of all of the DIY cleaners we need, we’ll get to work. I like to turn on uplifting music when we’re cleaning. That way we can dance while we clean. It’s a lot easier to get the girls excited about cleaning with us if we can be silly and dance at the same time.
Pandora is awesome for getting the vibe your family wants when you’re cleaning. Music makes spring cleaning much more festive!
What to Do After You Do the Basics
It’s super easy to do the things you always do around the house – pick up the clutter, clean the bathrooms, mop the floors, vacuum the carpet, etc. But what about the stuff that you don’t do routinely? You know, the stuff you ignore all year until you spring clean and you have to finally break down and do it?
For me, there are a few things I only do once or twice a year. One of those things is getting down on my hands and knees and washing every inch of the floors with my hands. I do mop regularly, but there are just crevices and cracks that never get reached by the mop. I usually grab my microfiber and some all purpose cleaner and go to work.
One other biggie that doesn’t get done all the time is cleaning the carpets. Since we live in a national forest, pollen is abundant this time of year. We also live on a dirt road, so lots of dirt gets tracked into the house on top of the pollen.
In the process of our spring cleaning, we’re also decluttering – something we don’t do as often as we should. We’re sorting everything into keep, donate and trash piles.
Free Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable
I know from first hand experience how easy it can be to forget things when you’re spring cleaning. That’s why I put together a free printable Spring Cleaning Checklist.
It walks you through, room by room, the things you don’t want to forget to clean or organize. Grab your free Spring Cleaning Checklist.