Spring Cleaning Tips & Product Picks

Hello there!

I couldn’t be more thankful that it’s finally SPRING! There is just something about the weather change that cleanses my soul. Even though we haven’t had beautiful weather every day here, I know it’s coming. Every single year when spring rolls around I find myself busting open all the windows in the house to let all the fresh air in. And I always get inspired to clean everything in my house! So, let’s get into my tips and tricks.

  1. Make a List! The first tip I have is to make a list of everything that you need to get done by room. For example, in my kitchen I like to wipe down the cupboards inside and out, organize the cupboards, dust the blinds and throw the curtains in the dryer, wash all the windows, clean off the counter and sterilize it, clean all appliances, wipe down the sink, clean out the fridge, sterilize the table, then sweep and scrub the floors. I also like to get rid of anything that I hadn’t really used in the past year. This really helps me stay focused and able to complete one room before moving on to the next.
  2.  Pick a Path! I always start my cleaning at the front door and work my way around the house counter-clockwise. Now I have a one story home, so those of you with two or more stories may like to start at the top floor and work your way down. But the main idea here is to pick a path and stick to it! It also helps eliminate distractions and keep you focused.
  3. Work Top-Down! The best way to clean a room is to start from the highest point in the room and work your way down to the floors. This prevents you from having to go back and clean something you’ve already cleaned! If you mop the floors first and then dust, some of that dust is going to end up back on the floor. No bueno!
  4. Carry a Caddy! Keep all of your cleaning supplies in one single caddy, basket or bucket. I personally just use a plastic caddy similar to this one. This makes moving from one room to the next a breeze.
  5. Listen to Music! Just as with working out, music can motivate you to get moving and kick some cleaning butt! I love using Spotify to pick a playlist for the day. There are some amazing playlists already made on there, but you can also create your own with music you love.

Those are my top tips to keep me organized and focused while spring cleaning. It’s a very demanding and time consuming task which is why I need to make things as simple as possible. Now I want to get into some of my favorite, go-to cleaning products.

Starting with the kitchen, some products I love using baking soda, stainless steel wipes, antibacterial all purpose cleaner, sponges, and magic erasers. Baking soda seriously has SO many different uses. Not only does it make my sink sparkle, but it also cleans the inside of the oven and microwave beautifully. There are tons of things you can do with baking soda aside from baking! If you’ve never tried it, you need to! Also, since all of my appliances are stainless steel, these Weiman Stainless Steel wipes make cleaning them such a breeze. Then finally, this Method Antibac All Purpose cleaner is amazing! It cleans up everything from the stove top and counters to our baby’s high chair. I love using an anitbacterial cleaner in the kitchen to prevent any weird germs from the foods getting out of control.

Kitchen

Next for the bathroom, I enjoy using the Method Daily Shower spray, Honest mulit-surface cleaner, Clorox toilet bowl cleaner, and a scrubbing brush for the tiles. The Method Daily Shower spray prevents the shower from getting gross buildup and keeps our bathroom smelling fresh. Then I like using the Honest Mulit-Surface cleaner on our sink and outside of the toilet. Next I use the Clorox to clean inside the toilet to kill any bacteria. Bathrooms are pretty basic to me, so my routine for in there is pretty simple.

Bathroom

Then finally, here are the products I use all throughout the house. I use a swiffer duster to go over all the surfaces before using my Pledge Dust & Allergen spray to wet dust. I use Lysol to mop all the hardwood floors in the house and then I sprinkle this Glade carpet powder on all the carpets prior to vacuuming them. At the end of the day, I like to take a second to wipe down anything else with some disinfecting wipes and I will spray Febreeze with Gain on all the furniture to make it smell nice and fresh!

Household

 

What are some of your favorite spring cleaning tips and products you use?

 

See ya later!

 

24 thoughts on “Spring Cleaning Tips & Product Picks

  1. Channing says:

    I usually keep my house pretty tidy, but when it comes to the big stuff like cleaning base boards, wiping down blinds etc….I have such a hard time feeling motivated to do them! I guess i kind of get overwhelmed by how much work it is! Any tips for being motivated for the big stuff?

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    • Heather Dawn says:

      The biggest thing that motivates me is my list! Seeing things get crossed off is really motivating for me. Another thing that gets me motivated is getting on Pinterest and looking at all the pretty and sparkling clean houses on there. Then once I just take the leap and get started on one of the bigger tasks, I feel more motivated to clean other things. Maybe if you start with the biggest thing first and get it out of the way, everything else will seem quicker! :) I hope this helps you some!

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  2. Donnica says:

    I have create Spring cleaning list down in my planner for Sunday. I definitely need to get motivated to get started. I love the Honest cleaner — the grapefruit smells so good. I’ll have to check out the Method products because I’ve heard they are really good as well.

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  3. KP says:

    I’ve been absolutely dreading doing my spring cleaning, but now I feel like I’m ready to tackle it! Your product recommendations are very helpful. I’ve been meaning to purchase a shower cleaning, and now I know which one to try! Carrying a caddy would definitely help me as well – such a great tip! I love any excuse to go to the dollar store and pick things up :)

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  4. Emily says:

    These are great suggestions! Spring cleaning inspiration doesn’t come so easily for me so, some of these will be super helpful for me right now. LOL! Lists, caddies and music are a must. :)

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  5. Emma says:

    I love this! I’ve been needing a deep clean for spring and you’ve introduced me to some new products. I love innovative, different blog posts that teach me something, so thank you!

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