Spring Cleaning Challenge Day Twenty-Two:Floors

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Day 22 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!

Tuesday April 16, 2013-Day Twenty-Two

Today’s Spring Cleaning Challenge is vacuuming hardwood floors, carpet and area rugs. Home Made Simple also says today is the day to bleach the grout on bathroom and kitchen floors. I don’t recommend bleach anywhere other than in the toilet though as it can leave a residue and can be dangerous for pets and kids, so try finding something a little less harsh. The Pink Stuff is one product that works miracles all around the house, and it contains no harmful chemicals. The Best Ways to Use The Pink Stuff Miracle Cleaning Paste is on grout and tiles as it is non-corrosive, unlike bleach, and it smells much better too! Anyway, grab your vacuum and gear up for today’s challenge!

Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

Vacuuming is pretty self explanatory however I would suggest pulling your furniture out today and vacuuming behind it. Things have a way of finding there way back behind and underneath furniture. It’s also a good time to vacuum underneath your couch cushions too.

I don’t have grout in either of my bathrooms or my kitchen, so I’m off the hook for that one. I do know some friends that have grout and they tell me that cleaning with a 1 part bleach and 5 part water mixture does a good job. Or you can use a general purpose cleaner. Scrub the grout to loosen the dirt, then use a wet/dry vac to collect the loose dirt. Then seal your grout to help ensure that cleaning it is easier next time.

Day Twenty-One Progress

Were you able to get your bathrooms all cleaned? Whew! Mine are done, and bathrooms are not on my favorites list! My new Scrubbing Bubbles Cleaner did pretty good in the shower and it smells really good too. My son actually wanted to do the spraying because it advertises a new “wider spray pattern”, and he had to check it out. Of course when it was time to wipe it down he just kind of stood there watching me. LOL! Now that the bathrooms are done it’s onto the next challenge!


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