Last Updated on December 24, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
Alright y’all, it’s truth time. I’m in desperate need of your best spring cleaning tips. Whatever you’ve got. If it’s something you’ve pinned onto Pinterest, lemme have it. If it’s a post you’ve written on your own blog, give me the link. If you use a super duper amazingly strong and natural homemade cleaner, please share the recipe! Do you have a cleaning schedule that keeps you on track so that the spring cleaning isn’t so overwhelming? Do you have a spring cleaning checklist that you follow? Share, please! I’m desperate here. Not only am I desperate for your tips, but I’m also desperate for some motivation to get to cleaning.
Remember how I said on Monday that I’d clean up my living room and show you where I am today on the designing and decorating of that room? Yeah…well…today is Wednesday. And I still haven’t done that.
Can I tell you why? Because it’s a complete mess, and the idea of cleaning and organizing it has me incredibly overwhelmed, so I’ve thought of better things (i.e., much less productive things) to do over the last two days. But today, I’m just going to make myself do it. I can’t put it off forever!
Let me just be really honest with you. My talent is decorating a room and making it look pretty. But when it comes to keeping it clean and organized, I’m awful. I mean, just really awful.
My whole condo is in desperate need of a good spring cleaning. My living room is filled with piles of tools, papers, random stuff. And since I do my DIY projects and use my tools right outside my front door, there’s also a thin (or not so thin) layer of sawdust covering just about everything. When I use my tools (think: miter saw, and electric sander) regularly, and track stuff in continually, it’s virtually impossible to keep it under control.
It needs a good cleaning. I’m talking about the really deep cleaning, where every nook and cranny is wiped down, sprayed down, vacuumed off, dusted, washed, etc. The piles of tools, papers, and other stuff, need to be dealt with. To be honest, I’ve just gotten so used to looking at them that they don’t really bother me anymore. The only time I become acutely aware of them is when someone knocks on my front door unexpectedly and I do that split-second assessment of the state of my living room. Then I’m horrified.
So I need to get serious. I finally have some ideas in my head for my living room design. I really do want to show you what I’ve done so far, and where I’m going with it, but first, I have to clean.
So gimme whatcha got! Spring cleaning tips, please! 🙂
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.
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