Cleaning Checklists: are an awesome tool for helping you get your spring cleaning done. And yes, it is nearly the end of Spring, but if you haven’t done your spring cleaning yet, you still have time.
I live in Australia, so for us it’s now winter. No Spring cleaning for me for quite some time. To tell you the truth, I don’t really do spring cleaning. I do have a yearly habit of putting away some of our winter things, ready for the warmer months. Things like heavy jackets, woolen jumpers, and blankets, winter eiderdowns, and throw rugs. My spring cleaning is done all year round.
Routine Habit Checklists and Comprehensive Cleaning Checklists
If your not wanting to do the Spring Cleaning thing, here are some links to our best posts on: Cleaning Checklists
- Morning Routine Checklist – Plus the 5 tasks that make an Organized Home
- Housekeeping Schedule for Monthly Cleaning and Home Organisation
- The Housekeeper: Secret Guide to Weekly Cleaning
- Daily Cleaning Routine for an Organized Home and a Clean House
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Today I’d like to introduce you all to Kristen Willis. Kristen is the webmaster of the blog coupon friendly, and also writes for the debt relief site, careone.com. An expert at finding ways to save money in the home, I’m certain that this post will give you a tip you can use in your home, to save some money on cleaning. Thanks and over to Kristen.
how to save money with simple household ingredients
Spring is nearly gone and if you haven’t yet faced the ritualistic yearly spring clean, now should really be the time. All the things that make spring and the long-awaited dread of deep house cleaning, are still in the air. It doesn’t come as a surprise and most of us have a love/hate relationship with the spring cleaning time of year. You hate doing it, but it has got to get done, otherwise your home seems a little unbalanced and cluttered. How about if I told you, I have a way for you to save money and time in the process of doing your last minute spring clean? Did you know that you have items lying around that can be used to clean your house? It’s true and they are oh-so effective. You’ll be glad to have known about these.
Baking Soda – Do you have some of this left over after baking some delicious cookies in your kitchen? Baking Soda is a natural deodorizer and it is non-toxic. You can use it just about anywhere to clean things like your counter tops, your carpets, beds, and your bathroom.
Mismatched Socks – Do you end up throwing away those mismatched socks? Use them to clean instead. Slip them on your hands (or on your kids’ hands) and wipe down counters, doorknobs, bookshelves and tables. Then either toss them away as a one-time use or wash them and use them over and over again.
White Vinegar – This product works very well with baking soda and also deodorizes and gets rid of grime! I use it in my microwave quite often.
Water – The wonderful h2o helps mixing ingredients to clean items. This, to me is by far the most important. It’s super cheap and it’s completely safe to clean with.
Fabric Softener – How about helping your house smell like flowers by using fabric softener, baking soda and water in a spray bottle. When I make my children’s beds, I spray this concoction on their mattresses before putting their bed sheets on. The scent lasts and it’s not overwhelming to the nostrils.
Hydrogen Peroxide – Want an alternative to bleach? Hydrogen Peroxide can help sanitize your toilets, sinks and even toothbrushes without the harsh smell. It is efficient and has multiple purposes to it.
Newspapers – I get the Sunday Paper for the coupons, but also for the rest. Want to know why? It’s a great substitute to paper towels. Clean your windows and mirrors with these. They won’t cause streaking like rags normally do.
Your Children – This is one of my favorite time-saving ideas. Spring cleaning is one of the best opportunities to get your kids involved and spend time with them. It also a great tool in teaching them that teamwork is of great importance due to its display of unity and success.
All of these ideas are extremely cheap to get and have multiple purposes, so you can buy in bulk and never be without cleaning products again. You simply can’t go wrong with these money (and time) saving tips when it comes to Spring Cleaning.
source: imperfecthomemaking.com use link below.
Kristin Willis is the founder of the blog, Coupon Friendly and a stay at home wife and mom of 4 children from Springfield, Missouri. She is also a contributor to the CareOne Debt Relief Services blog, a provider of debt consolidation.
Spring Cleaning Printable Cleaning Checklists – from around the net
- Pretty spring cleaning printable checklists in 3 colours from honeybearlane.com
- 4 Sheets free printables from imperfecthomemaking.com use the link here
- homemadesimple has a free pdf to download with all the chores for spring cleaning here.
- askannamosely also has a group of awesome printables the link is here
Routine Habit of Spring Cleaning
So what about you guys. Do you have a routine habit of annual spring cleaning, and if so do you have any other money saving methods for doing it? What about cleaning checklists. Do you know of any other really great free cleaning checklists printables at other cleaning and home organization blogs?
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