19 March 2012

My Personal Plan for Spring Cleaning

When I wrote 5 useful tips for Spring Cleaning I thought it would be useful for me to share my plan with you so you can see how my plan looks.

I am currently pregnant so I am going green with all of my cleaning supplies.  I advocate going green to keep away from all those chemicals anyway, but when you are pregnant it is a must.  I have shopped around, and I like Seventh Generation the best as far as brands for green cleaning products.  I use it for everything except for laundry where I prefer Rockin Green.

I take it room by room, and will be starting upstairs and working my way downstairs.


Upstairs Bath - Deep clean everything.  Grab a new smaller scrub brush to get into some of the deep crevices in the bath tub.  Don't forget baseboards, and steam cleaning floor.  Also clean out drawers and under the sink throwing away anything outdated.  Wash cloth shower curtain & replace plastic curtain liner.

Linen Closet - Refold where needed, and wash white towels with bleach.  Revisit miscellaneous section at the top of the closet and see if there is anything that can be donated.

Husband's Closet - Make sure clothes are all on matching hangers - donate the random ones.  Arrange shirts by season, and search for fallen clothes in the corners.  He just donated recently so there probably won't be much in here to get rid of.

Baby's Room - Organize our stuff in the back of the large closet packaging up random things, and donating anything not needed.  Possibly find a better place for my boxed up wedding dress.  Bring any baby product boxes we are saving out to garage.  Wash remaining baby clothes, crib sheets & cloth diapers to prepare for baby.  Scrub baseboards.

Master Bedroom - Clean out closet and dresser.  Pack up winter clothes, and clothes that do not fit right now to make room for maternity clothes.  Clean out dresser.  There should be some clothing donations from this room.  Clean out bedside table.  Bring clothes in dry cleaner pile to the dry cleaner.  Clean baseboards.  Nourish wood furniture.

Loft & General - Vacuum all rooms upstairs including staircase & wash baseboards in loft.  Loft is still waiting on furniture so doesn't need additional cleaning. 


Kitchen - Check cabinets that were cleaned and organized recently for anything out of place.  Deep clean refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher.  For the dishwasher I like to sprinkle with baking soda and run on a full cycle empty to get a good deep clean.  Wash baseboards, and wood floor.  Pantry should still be almost clean, but a touch up will be needed.  Get a shelf to organize spice cabinet.  Find a better location for champagne flutes.  Move out refrigerator and dishwasher to clean behind.  Wash top of refrigerator.  Wipe down surfaces.

Hall Closet & Entry Way - Wash wood floors and baseboards.  Clean out shoe basket.  Add a bin for purses on top shelf, and grocery bags on bottom to keep better organized.

Bath - Deep clean same as upstairs.

Dining Room - Baseboards & nourish dining table and chairs.

Living Room - Baseboards & nourish furniture.  Wash pillow covers, and dust everything thoroughly.  Wipe glass on frames.


Garage - All set thanks to my husband cleaning it out after he built us a fabulous bookshelf for the loft.

Back Porch - Wash with water to get rid of pollen.  Vacuum carpet & get rid of pots with dead flowers.  get husband to deep clean grill.  Think about a pretty plant or two in the landscaping.

So there's my plan - I hope I inspire you to make yours!

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  1. Wow some work lol It did make me think I really should clean more !
    Hi im a new follower from the blog hop
    I really hope you have time with all your cleaning to come visit me in the uk at my blog

  2. Going green is awesome! I didn't know that they had green laundry detergent??? ...I've always said that I was going to make sure that my hangers were matching just have never done it! Good luck with that. :)
    -barbie @ Style of a Mrs.

  3. @JollyJilly - The cleaning is going well - not too big of a task since I do this kind of cleaning all year round. I will pop over and visit your blog.

    @Barbie - All my hangers match ... it is my husband who sneaks in those metal ones from the dry cleaner ;)

  4. Very inspirational blog!! Found you from the Thirsty Thursday blog hop!

    ~ Di

  5. Thanks for stopping by! I will visit your blog.