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.
Rachel Gault says
Great tips! It's a struggle to get myself on a good cleaning routine, but this graphic will definitely help keep me on track!
Kristen Lawler says
Love the checklist!! I hate deep cleaning, I've thought about just hiring someone to do it every fall and spring even! Lol
Homeby Jenn says
Great checklist! I am so not looking forward to getting my spring cleaning done…Like you said it totally is a necessary evil.
Caroline Murphy says
That is great printable for fridge. I tend to get overwhelmed train to tackle every room but a plan would be best. I despise cleaning.
Your list kicks my list's butt! I just blogged about some of the things I wanted to get done for spring cleaning but I think I just added about 10 more to my list!!
I need to do some serious spring cleaning in my college house! My housemates are quite messy
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Chelsea Pearl says
Your cleaning guide is perfect! It's really comprehensive and makes the task seem less daunting. Love having lots of little things to check off as I go, rather than tackling the overwhelming project at large.
Emilie Talks says
I have only lived in my house for 3 months, Spring cleaning can wait until next year, right? Honesthly, I should be good and steel your list 😉
Leah @ Everyday Love says
I need to really get on it when it comes to cleaning! Next week….
Bella B says
I have serious issues with getting anything done if things aren't clean. Love the guide!
Mariah Legleiter says
Ah! i love this! I’m totally going to use this when it comes to Spring Cleaning this year! Check out my blog if you need any new recipes!
Do you have a link for a printable version of your list? It motivates me!
Missy Burson says
God bless you for this article. I’m normally not lazy but when it comes to cleaning I cannot get motivated- this post totally helps thanks!!