Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring To Do!

Spring is finally here and with that comes the idea of Spring cleaning.  I know that some people are already in this process and others I've seen are participating in the 40 bags in 40 days.

While it's technically Spring, it's raining here and we might even get some snow towards the end of the week.  This sounds like a perfect time to take advantage of not quite being able to go outside.  So from now until the end of April I will be bustin a move to get my Spring Cleaning To Do list done.  I'm using sites like A bowl full of lemons, House of Grace, and IHeart Organizing to help prioritize and organize my plans.

Here's what I'd like to get done (I'm sure I'll find other things along the way too):

Deep clean kitchen - washing walls, cleaning out fridge and microwave stand, pulling out items from cabinets and organizing and discarding any old food, cleaning cabinets, hang paint samples to figure out the color I want to paint the walls this summer, etc.

Organize each closet

Deep clean master bedroom - clean out closet & donate clothes, deep clean bathroom & hang pictures, remove all papers from room to start our paper filing system, vacuum & flip our mattress, dust ceiling fan, clean blinds and windows, etc.

Clean Caleb's room - vacuum and flip mattress, clean out unused books and toys, move out train table, wash valance, etc.

Change all light bulbs

Figure out how to re-caulk bathroom sinks in 1/2 bath and kids' bath.

Vacuum stairs and all baseboards

Add sections to my Household binder

Organize and implement a filing system for all of our bills and papers.

Complete Destin To Do list :)

Scrapbook Christmas card pictures.

Do you have any big Spring Cleaning plans?


paige said...

i love a good spring cleaning myself!
have you mixed up any lemon/lavender cleaning goodness

Kelli @ RTSM said...

My house is in desperate need of spring cleaning! I also need to switch out my boys' winter clothes for their summer clothes....that is my least favorite chore ever!

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

You should just move . . . that's what we did ;) Seriously, though, moving was a GREAT motivation to clean, de-clutter and get organized. Of course, it was an awful lot of work!! :)

Angie said...

My spring cleaning plans are to get ready for a garage sale in the spring.

I have so many things I want to get rid of. My problem is where do I put them while waiting for the sale. Gary doesn't like me cluttering up his garage.

I need a garage sale room added on to my house ;)

Kim3278 said...

We started these processes awhile ago. It is a pain in the patootie! We flipped the matress, vacuumed and washed all the blinds. Ceiling fans are next. Ugh!

The Starr Family said...

Girl you exhaust me!!! With your house notebook and spring cleaning... whew. BUT, you inspire me too! What an amazing mama/wife you are!

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow,now you have me motivated. I did a bit of purging a few weeks ago and it felt good. I am sure i can find more :) Good luck

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I think I need to join that challenge too! While my home could definitely do with less clutter I also really need to pare down before the baby comes.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Makes me tired just thinking about all of that! You're amazing! I know how to re-do caulk. I can walk you through it... it's easy!

Becca said...

WHew! That sounds like an exhausting list.

I have painted 3 rooms and now I am tackling curtains for 2- that is enough for me!


Genn said...

That is QUITE the list! I love it.
I usually go through my deep cleaning in spurts. And it is just whenever the mood strikes. Sounds like it has struck you good. I'd run with it! :)

Joanna said...

Now that we are home from vacation, I have a spring to do list a mile and a half long!! Once I get all the washing finished and unpacking done I've got to get my spring cleaning list started. I'm not looking forward to it at all. However, it's got to be done in order to enjoy the Summer!

Rach said...

Howdy Lady! :o)

My house is JUST about ready to roll. I still need to hit the baseboards and doors with the Magic Eraser, but that's about it. :o)

It's amazing how much stuff you get rid of so you don't have to move it back IN the house when you have carpet put in. I did all the windows and blinds as well as a BIG dusting--I hit EVERYTHING. I figured if the new carpet was going in, it was going to go into a spotless house. ;o)

I'm going to try to email and see if we can get that working again...:sigh:

Hugs! :o)

Kmama said...

I really need to do some deep cleaning...and my windows are in need of cleaning as well. I hate cleaning windows!

Rachel said...

You are motivating me to do some deep cleaning of my own. That list never seems to end, and sometimes it's hard to make a list -- so I'm grateful to have read yours so that I have a good start!

Have a great (and productive) day!