Monday, April 23, 2007

Spring Cleaning Time - Tips and Hints for Slobs

Hi all,

I haven't forgotten about you! April is just an exceptionally busy month for me, and I've barely been on the computer at all. :) I can tell, because it feels like even my typing speed has slowed down considerably!

It's April, and that means that our minds turn to...well, besides lovely things like tulips and singing birds - to spring cleaning! Today's challenge for you should help you to tackle a few big cleaning tasks around your home that you might not ordinarly get to.

Take a good hard look around your home, and see what gunk has accumulated over the long, dreary days of winter. Some obvious cleaning tasks you might want to tackle are:

  • Cleaning out the old winter clothes in your closet and packing them away to make room for your nice, light spring and summer clothes
  • Washing the windows
  • Washing down the outside of your house (I live in an apartment, so I don't worry about things like this one!)
  • Starting to tidy the yard and get it summer-worthy

Make a list of extra tasks you'd like to work on, and try to do one a week on your Clean-for-All day!

Apart from that, keep up your good routines of daily cleaning bursts and focus room cleaning and you'll be happily surprised by the great results you get from (even small amounts) of regular cleaning.

Happy cleaning to you!


1 comment:

carasu said...

I have a question; I couldn't find where to email you. I have a pair of lighter colored woven drapes (lined, not pleated)which have "mysteriously" been sprayed with Pledge (12 year old). Lots of there a way to remove this other than dry cleaning? I just bought these last month...I didn't want to dry clean them so soon! They are machine washable, but I am a little frightened to put lined drapes int he washing machine......