This post is sponsored by Clorox®, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Not only have we all been anticipating the end of our 17 months of winter (or that’s what’s it felt like!), but I’ve really been looking forward to getting the windows open and getting down to some routine spring cleaning tasks that desperately needed done, and especially some that don’t always first come to mind.
Our house is in dire need of some spring cleaning. You can only do so much when you’re stuck indoors for months on end with all the children. You all need a little fresh air, so they can get outside and you can get to work. I wanted to share a few ideas of some simple things that may get forgotten about when spring cleaning comes to mind.
What’s Hiding Under There?
Ohhhh boy. So I’m sure I’m not the only parent who turns a blind eye to things hiding underneath children’s beds, dressers, couches and couch cushions.
As the weather turns it’s a great opportunity to lift up that mattress, get deep under the beds, pick up your couch cushions and move away the furniture from the walls to see what’s been hiding under there. And this also includes getting into the deep depths of those closets to see what’s been pushed in the back and into the corners all winter long.
This is such an easy task that can be overlooked sometimes. But you’d be surprised what can be lurking under those beds unknowingly…. especially when you have sneaky toddlers running around who tend to take cups everywhere they go…
Bathroom Nitty Gritty
I use spring cleaning time to get down and dirty with the deep cleaning of behind the dreaded toilet (hi, house of boys here), the floors and the crevices of under our sink with the help of Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes with Ultra Strength Blue Fibers. These wipes are phenomenal for getting into the deep crevices of your bathroom and cleaning away the grime and yuck that’s built up over the winter months.
Also, what other parent has made the enormous mistake of thinking bath crayons would be fun?
Yep. Me too. Enter Clorox wipes to save the day and get those bath crayon marks out of sight… until I see them again at Walmart and think “oh those would be so fun!” At least I now know the easiest way to remove them! 😉
This also means going through all the bath toys, all of my makeup and toiletries under the sink and in the drawers and clearing out nearly empty containers. I also use the Clorox wipes under the sink to get out the yucky residue left behind from makeup, lotion and soaps that have been stored under there.
You can pick them up at your local Walmart in the cleaning aisle.
Kitchen’s Hidden Gems
There are sooooo many things to be done in the kitchen that I easily get overwhelmed. I try to narrow in on a few tasks that don’t get done regularly and tend to need some extra lovin’ to get spic and span again.
- Cleaning the dishwasher — I’m not sure how often you actually need to clean your dishwasher, but a few times a year I like to get into the far crevices of the washer and get all the yuckies cleaned out. I recently tried these new Clorox wipes in there and they were a dream come true to get rid of all the grossness that gets left behind from dirty dishes.
- Refrigerator shelves –I admittedly am not the best at keeping the inside of my fridge clean. I should probably do it more often, but at least a few times a year I will take everything out, dispose of old or expired items, clean off the shelves and get rid of the food drippings from condiments and leftovers.
- Clean out the miscellaneous drawer — we all have one. That one drawer that has random lids and straws and bottle caps in it. Spring is a perfect time to go through and see what has matches and what doesn’t and toss out containers or dishes you don’t regularly use.
Yep. It’s about as gross as it sounds, but let’s face it. When you have young children it’s inevitable that food and debris are going to litter your floor surrounding your dining room table. A couple times a year I like to get down on my hands and knees (the old fashioned way!) and clean underneath the table and along the baseboards with the Clorox wipes.
Since our dining room and living room are an open space I also will use this time to clean under our couch cushions, under our couches and clean all the baseboards lining our biggest living space. It’s the place we spend the most time in and where the boys make the most messes. Clorox wipes are perfect for getting my baseboards sparkly and fresh again as spring and summer approach.
What are some of your biggest spring cleaning areas in your home? Share in the comments below!