Spring is here which means time for Spring Cleaning!
Get your cleaning dress and apron on. Tune into your favorite vintage radio station or playlist to help cleaning fly by!
Get a basket and go through the bathroom to collect anything that does not belong and return items in there correct room. After your basket is empty collect all supplies you will need for bathroom cleaning.
What you will need
- Baking Soda
- Essential Oil such as Lemon, Lavendar, or prefered choice (optional)
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Dish Soap
- Rubber Gloves
- Spray Bottle
To start dampen and sprinkle shower/tub, sinks, and toilet with baking soda. If stained or in need of a heavier cleaning, spray with vinegar, and let sit while you continue onto other cleaning.
Your toothbrushes should be replaced every three months. If toothbrushes can be kept fill a cup with hydrogen peroxide and soak brush ends of toothbrush to disinfect.
Any shower curtains should be replaced or removed and washed in warm water with bleach to disinfect. Remove any window curtains and wash.
You will want to start from top to bottom since dust and dirt will make its way down. Clean all light fixtures of dust and dirt, remove to clean if necessary. Clean walls and ceiling of spiderwebs with wet rag. With soapy rag clean window screens, window trim, and doorways. Spray rubbing alcohol on mirrors and windows, wipe with a clean rag. With wet rag wipe top of cabinets, mirrors, pictures, decor etc. Remove all contents from counters, shelves, drawers, and cabinets. Clean surfaces and doors thoroughly. Before you put back contents you removed, decide on each item if it should be kept, thrown away, or donated/sold.
After thirty or more minutes have passed use sponge or rag to scrub things that have been soaking with baking soda and vinegar, and rinse with warm water (and a few drops of essential oil if using.) All stains should be removed, but if necessary repeat baking soda and vinegar process until gone.
Sweep or vacuum floors thoroughly. Fill bucket with warm water and mix in 1/4 Cup Vinegar, 1/4 Cup Baking Soda, 1 Teaspoon Dish Soap, (and a few drops of essential oil.) Mop floors with solution then with warm water and let air dry.
Things You Should Get Rid of
Expired/Old or Not Used
- Nail Polish (I had so many and I only used a few select colors)
- Hair things
- Old Towels and Washcloths (if still usable save in garage or somewhere out of the way for disposable cleaning use later)
For items expired or old throw away. Items that are good, but are never used by you and taking up space decide to either donate or place in a box to sell. After Spring Cleaning Series watch next for a post on how to sell the things around the house you do not need in a garage sale and make some extra money.