I don’t like cleaning. But I also don’t like having a dirty house. Cleaning is a necessary evil to me. Thanks to my mother, who loves to clean (which I don’t understand at all) I do know how to clean and how to keep a clean home. I just like to make it as easy on myself as possible. That’s why I put together the lazy girls guide to spring cleaning. We all know that you’re supposed to deep clean once a year in spring. And if you’re going to deep clean only once a year, you better make it good. Well, at least decent. That’s why I threw together this lazy girls guide to spring cleaning – so you make sure you get what you need to clean done and over with easily and can move on with your life.
Need things laid out in an easy checklist form? That’s how I am – so I made it super easy for you:
There you have it – the steps to getting your house deep cleaned and ready to go until next year rolls around again!
The biggest key to a successful spring cleaning is planning in advance and making sure you have on hand all the cleaning products you need. I make sure to buy a caddy to put all my products in and to make it easy to carry them around the house. Not even sure where to start? Here’s what I make sure to grab before I get started:
-Cleaning Gloves (I don’t want to mess up my nails)
-Cottenelle® Toilet Paper
-Dusting Spray/Furniture Plisher
-Decorative Bins (for organizing)
I think the overall most important product for spring cleaning is Viva® Vantage® because they work like cloth and have so many uses around the house. The scrubby texture makes them great for cleaning dirt and grime off of anything, and then grab a clean one to polish appliances and glassware! Seriously – from cleaning the oven to getting toothpaste off bathroom counters Viva® Vantage® is a girls best friend. They are even durable enough to clean off our patio furniture which is a major part of the spring cleaning I need to do this year. I also use regular Viva® towels for dusting and delicate surfaces because I love the soft texture of the towels.
With 2 kids under 2 (I can say that a few more weeks) cleaning is hard. There’s no way I can tackle all of spring cleaning at once. I mostly work on a few rooms at a time during naptime, and on weekends. I wear the baby and find ways to distract the toddler (thanks TV) because her idea of ‘helping’ and mine aren’t the same. And when all else fails, I recruit my husband to help. Especially when it comes to the bathrooms.
How do you handle spring cleaning?
Thank you Kimberly-Clark and The Motherhood for sponsoring this post.