30 Day Challenge: The Bedrooms

I’m joining Money Saving Mom’s 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge, and today spent a few minutes cleaning up the bedrooms.  Thankfully they were mostly picked up after having company over the weekend, but I did do a quick tidying in each room. Here’s a peek at a few of the pictures  . . . 

 

 My son’s room was the worst by far, so I spent the bulk of the time tidying it up and fluffing up his bed. It could still use some work, but this was all I had time for today! (And yes, I left all of his Knex and train set up.  He loves setting up “cities” and I figure those days won’t last forever, but I did get the Nerf Guns and a few other toys put away.)

 

 

Here’s what 30 minutes spent on the bedrooms included:

  • Put away any odds and ends that needed to be picked up
  • Fluffed the pillows and straightened beds in all the rooms
  • Made my son’s bed and put away his clothes (he was at school so I did it for him . . . he owes me!) 😉
  • Took any dirty clothes to the laundry room

 

It looks like tomorrow we’ll be surface cleaning the laundry room and ofrice, so stop back tomorrow night to see how it goes, and I’d love for you to join in too!

 

Are you working on any Spring Cleaning this month in your home? I’d love to hear if you have any cleaning tips, and you can see more about the 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge over HERE.

 

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30 Day Cleaning Challenge Day 2: The Bathrooms + Homemade Soap Scum Remover

 

I’m joining Money Saving Mom’s 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge, and today spent more time than I wanted in the bathroom! I didn’t think this one would be much of a chore since I cleaned them before the weekend, however when I opened the shower door in our bathroom, I realized I had a little more work ahead of me than I bargained for. (Do you ever have something filthy in your home but somehow manage not see it? Yup, that’s the way I am about our shower. . . gross!)

 

I shouldn’t have a dab of soap scum in my shower according to Google. Not sure what I mean? Well, go Google “homemade soap scum remover” and see what happens to pop up. Yup, I should know how to do this one.

 

(My husband says it’s shocking to him that the girl who’s currently ranked #1 on google for homemade soap scum remover has quite possibly the yuckiest shower floor in the world. . . oops.)

 

So, here’s what 30 minutes spent on the bathrooms in our house looked like today:

  • Mixed a batch of Homemade Soap Scum Remover and sprayed it all over our shower to soak (Dawn Dish Soap really does work best)
  • Added cleaner to all the toilets and let them soak too
  • Cleaned all the mirrors and sinks in the bathrooms
  • Folded a load of laundry and started a new one so that the toilets and shower could soak an extra few minutes
  • Scrubbed the toilets . . . bleck!
  • Cleaned out the shower, including taking off the drain cover and giving it a good scrub.

 

Here I am when it was all done . . . happy, happy, happy! 😉

It looks like tomorrow we’ll be working on the bedrooms, so stop back tomorrow night to see how it goes, and I’d love for you to join in too!

 

 

Are you working on any Spring Cleaning this month in your home? I’d love to hear if you have any cleaning tips, and you can see more about the 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge over HERE.

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30 Day House Cleaning Challenge: Day #1

 

When I saw Money Saving Mom was starting a new 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge, I knew I had to join in! After having company in town for Easter our home had had a pretty thorough surface cleaning last week, but I still have some deep cleaning that needs to be done, and just getting everything back in order now that everyone’s gone home was quite a challenge today! (Do you know how many loads of laundry it takes to handle five extra house guests and eleven extra folks in town for Easter Brunch? Tons!)

 

So, since today’s challenge was to surface clean the living room and kitchen (and my living room was in decent shape . . .), I tackled cleaning out the crockpot from yesterday’s ham (bleck!) putting away all the extra dishes and kitchen appliances that we used over the weekend, and doing a quick fridge cleanout. Here’s a peek at my (gross!) crockpot clean out . . .

Before

 

After (so much better!)

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To easily clean baked on food from your cookware, place a dryer sheet in your pot, add very hot water, and let the pot soak for a few hours. Once it’s finished soaking give it a quick wash, and the fabric softener will help de-gunk the food and make your pot good as new!

I also shined my sink (my favorite kitchen chore!) and got lunches made for tomorrow and put away. Whew! It looks like tomorrow we’ll be cleaning the bathrooms, so stop back tomorrow night to see how it goes.

 

Are you working on any Spring Cleaning this month in your home? I’d love to hear if you have any cleaning tips, and you can see more about the 30-Day House Cleaning Challenge over HERE

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