Everybody I know seems to be in the spring cleaning or decluttering mode.
I guess since the weather has started to warm up, everybody has the bug. Since my 6 tips to declutter post took off, I decided to share my 14 day Spring Cleaning Challenge.
Two Week Spring Cleaning Challenge
We all have a ton of cleaning to do and it can feel overwhelming at times.
I find that making lists always helps me to get things done. I’m more productive when I have a list to go off of.
I go through so many post it notes at work with reminders and lists of things I need to do at home.
If I didn’t make my lists, my days off would be so unproductive.
I would just be extremely overwhelmed- know I have a lot of things that need to get done but unsure of where to start. I’ve always been this way.
Making a list has always helped me feel more organized and prepared.
Organizing things is a form of stress relief for me.
See my laundry closet reorganization post.
Lists help me organize and clean up
I have also found that not only do I work best with lists, I find I am most productive when I use them.
There is something gratifying about crossing that item of the to do list.
I designate a time and day to get specific things done. So that’s where the 14 day spring cleaning challenge came into play.
It’s pretty and fun and breaks down each chore into what day you should do it.
I’ve made a beautiful, fun, bright, FREE printable for you to use.
Print it out and hang it up so you know what you are expected to do each day. It will be such an accomplishment to mark of each day once your complete it.
To download the free spring cleaning challenge printable, click here
Don’t have time to download or just want to know what the Spring Cleaning Challenge tasks are?
Here you go.
Day 1. Clean all the Windows
Clean every window in your house. If you have the means to do so, clean both the inside and outside of the windows. Wipe down the windowsills too.
Day 2. Clean shutters and blinds
Grab your power washer and clean the shutters of the house. Go ahead and clean the rest of the house if you’re feeling extra spicy. Hit the blinds today too. Wipe them down and assess if any of them need to be replaced. Get measurements of those that need to be replaced and order them online.
Day 3. Wipe down all the baseboards.
This will be a lot of up and down work today, so be nice to your knees.
Day 4. Fridge and Stove day
Today is a little less strenuous than yesterday. Clean out your refrigerator. Take everything out and go through it. Has it expired? Do you actually use it?
Wipe out the shelves and storage bins.
Don’t forget to pull out the refrigerator and clean out behind it and underneath of it as much as you can. You’ll be amazed at what collects behind it.
Wipe down the outside of the ‘fridge. Did you know there is a RIGHT way to clean Stainless Steel appliances?
Do you need this Refrigerator organization post? It truly transforms your messy fridge to an organized one that every child and husband can find exactly what they’re looking for.
Do the same with the Stove.
Day 5. Countertops and Pantry
Declutter your countertops. Get rid of the things you have taking up space that you just aren’t using. Wipe down the countertops, scrubbing any little areas that need a little extra love.
Start at the top of the pantry and work your way to the floor. Take everything out. Check for expired things, toss them out. Then truly go through each item. Is your family going to eat it or make use of it? If so, keep it, organize it. If not, donate it.
Every time I do this, I try to make a list of items in the pantry that would make a good meal. Often times, I forget what we have and waste money on buying other things when I actually have food for a meal already in the pantry, just “hiding”.