In no particular order, here are the individual tasks I am tackling each day this month:
- Make cleaning supplies
- Cycle clean appliances
- Clean out cars
- Clean out microwave
- Wipe down cabinets/appliances
- Wipe down trim/doors
- Clean out one drawer
- Clean out fridge
- Clean out freezer
- Vacuum under furniture
- Vacuum mattresses
- Clean oven
- Clean out one closet
- Wash out garbage can/recycle bin
- Wash windows
- Scrub grout
- Clean out one cabinet
- File paper piles
- Purge bathroom toiletries
- Clean out pantry
Today I am chatting about the extra task: Vacuum Mattresses
There are 101 gross reasons why we vacuum our mattresses, and honestly, it is something that I didn't know we should be doing until I read it in a cleaning book a few years ago.
This is another quick task to essentially lift dust and freshen things up a bit. I actually cheated and did this task yesterday while washing our bed linens.
Each weekend we spend a little extra time tossing our bedding, towels and cleaning rags through the wash. Yesterday, once the bedding was stripped from the bed, I took the added step of vacuuming all of the mattresses. The process is as basic and simple as it sounds; using a clean vacuum attachment I just carefully run it over each mattress making sure I get down into all of the crevasses. The process only takes about a minute per bed, making this another one of those, "Why don't I do this more often?" tasks.
For the baking soda/lavender combo, I just punched holes into the top of a mason jar lid with a nail and hammer. That turned the jar into a shaker, which comes in really handy during a few of these household cleaning tasks.
Now that a week of cleaning has gone by, how have you been feeling about the process? I have been loving hearing from everyone joining in on the challenge with me. It may still be winter outside, but the inside of our home has never felt more spring-like!
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