Spring Cleaning Challenge Day Fourteen-Window Treatments

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Day 14 Spring Cleaning Challenge

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It’s that time of year again-Spring! When the last of the fall leaves finally come off of my tree in the front yard, the flowers start to bloom, the birds are chirping, the days are longer, and hopefully it’s getting warmer. Well I guess here in Indiana I’m still waiting on the getting warmer part! Then comes the thought of Spring cleaning. A thought that I push way to the back of my mind, but it still creeps back to the front.

I definitely want to do a good Spring cleaning, but just wasn’t sure where to start and then Wham! There the answer was in my email box. Home Made Simple sent me the solution. A 30 day Spring cleaning plan. Home Made Simple is a company owned by Proctor and Gamble. Their website has recipes, organization, crafts, decorating, DIY projects and more!

Monday April 8, 2013-Day Fourteen

Today’s Spring Cleaning Challenge is to clean all of your window treatments. It’s time to wipe down your blinds and wash or steam clean your curtains. I have one set of curtains in my living room, that I am able to machine wash and the rest of my house has mini blinds. We actually need to replace some of them, and I am seriously considering purchasing the mini-blinds that look and feel like wood  instead of the plastic ones we have. I have a relative who has them and they seem so much easier to clean.

Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

For now I will stick with cleaning the blinds and curtains we currently have. We have quite a few mini blinds, so this challenge should take me a little more time then some of the more recent challenges. Check out some tips on cleaning all of your window treatments from Home Made Simple. A lot of times I use the cloths that the Swiffer uses to dust the blinds when I am doing regular housework. This seems to keep the dust down pretty good. As for my curtains I will utilize my hubby to take them down for me before work so I can wash them. That way I don’t have to climb a ladder to get them down! Me and ladders don’t mix well. Haha! Good luck with today’s challenge!

 Day Thirteen Progress

Did you get all the bedding washed yesterday? I did pretty good. My least favorite and hardest part was pulling the water bed mattress back to vacuum the spaces in between the frame and the mattress. I had to enlist my son’s help to pull the mattress back. I did get it done and was able to get all the bedding washed and put fresh, clean bedding back on our beds. Another thing checked off the list!!

See My Other Spring Cleaning Posts on Managing the Madhouse Here



  1. couponwizardgroupeealyse says

    My FAVORITE way of cleaning my wooden blinds are: Use one of my hubby’s old socks, put over my hand, spray wood cleaner in the center of my hand, and like a sock puppet, wipe down each blind. No dust everywhere and super easy. Rinse sock and repeat. No need to buy fancy dust collecting sheets/wipes!

    • (Angela) That is a great idea! I am looking at getting wooden blinds and I am going to try that! Thanks for the tip!

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