Ship Shape for Spring
I’ve written a lot of posts about cleaning lately, which is apropos because, well, I’m a mom, and if you didn’t already know, being a mom means wearing that hat plus a hundred others that I, at least, hadn’t thought about pre-kids. I wrote about how we hired a cleaning lady a little while back, and I am so fortunate to have had so much of the burden of housework (and my mood!), lifted because of it. Our beloved helper (Gigi is in LOVE with her), comes and works her magic every second week, so most of what I’m left with is maintenance cleaning and every so often, some deep-cleaning of those nooks and crannies that only require semi-frequent attention in the spring and then again in the fall. Luckily, Clorox sent over some goodies (you know you’re way over 30 when you refer to cleaning supplies as goodies!), to get our place ship shape for spring!
For daily maintenance, (most of my daily cleaning is centred on the kitchen and Gigi’s highchair), I love Clorox Disinfectant Wipes. In one swipe, I have not only wiped up the mess, but disinfected the area, too. (I disinfect her highchair and she scoops sand into her mouth like it’s popcorn, at the park. Makes perfect sense). I also use them to do quick clean-ups around the bathroom sink because kids necessarily equals toothpaste everywhere.
One of my more involved, spring cleaning-type projects is to clean out and organize the kids’ toy bins. Show me a mom who hasn’t paid a small fortune for good-looking baskets in varying sizes to house their little ones’ toys and I’ll…I’m not sure what I’ll do, actually. Ha ha. I’m just saying every mom has them. An assortment of storage baskets that end up heaped high with junk. We’ll be sorting through ours, giving some stuff away, and pitching some of the broken stuff right into one of these Glad garbage bags.
Also on my to-do list is to unclog the bathroom drains. That unsavoury job ALWAYS falls to me because I’m responsible for 99% of the hair in our drain (or, at least my genes are; it’s always red and curly). And weirdly enough, I don’t mind doing it at all. I use this absurd-looking toothy, plastic wand I found on sale years ago, to pull the big clumps of hair out (coarse, curly hair is capable of forming A DAM in your pipes), then I follow the extraction with liquid plumber to get the less apparent clogs out and to give the pipes a good flush! It is gross but weirdly satisfying (if not, gag-inducing), at the same time.
My other major spring task is transitioning the closets, but I got a head start this year and have already done them, so I feel ahead of the game! I’d love to know–what chores make your house feel spring-ready? Tell me in the comments below!
This post was sponsored by Clorox but all opinions are my own.