Spring Cleaning: Challenge Accepted

Howdy Gals!

I have been a busy little Spring-Cleaning-Bee around these parts.  Back in this post, I wrote that I was going to actually select and use a Spring Cleaning list from my Pinterest board.  There were so many cute choices to pick from.  You can check out my favorite options here.

I ended up selecting this one:


I LOVE!  Here’s why:

One: I am a sucker for a flow chart.  I am a visual learner, ya know!

Two: I wanted my newly adopted plan to be easy to follow.  Nothing says “easy” like arrows telling me what to do next.

Three: I enjoyed the process and flow.  I found that this particular list would lend itself well to life beyond the BIG Spring Cleaning experience.  I feel like I could easily take parts of the comprehensive list and use it to keep up with a more regular cleaning routine.

Four: This list included laundry in the process.  I often put laundry in and forget about it.  I like that the list reminded me to swap the laundry around.


Here are the supplies I used:

Not much mystery here, folks.  I used the following items:

  1. Rags for wiping, polishing, scrubbing, etc
  2. Hand-held duster for the obvious
  3. Multi-Purpose spray with vinegar (this brand rocks because it does not stink like chemicals!)
  4. Toothbrush for getting into the small nooks and cracks
  5. Pretty rubber gloves to protect my manicure.
  6. (Not pictured) I used the typical toilet cleaning materials but did not want to set them on my kitchen counter… gross

Over all I feel great about the use of the check sheet.  I also loved how the supplies were so simple.  I am going to print myself a new copy and laminate it for future uses.  Once laminated I can simply use a Visa Vis dry-erase marker and wipe it off with water.  In the end, I found that I was finished way sooner than I had expected, and I attribute that victory to the list.  Yay!

Have you had any refreshing Spring Cleaning experiences?


Katie Marotta Dawson

Katie Marotta Dawson is a wife, daughter, sister, teacher, Pinner, and now… blogger! Katie has grown to love being the new girl and has moved all over the U-S-of-A. After living in Nashville, TN for ten years, she recently moved to Geneva, IL with her southern sweetheart, Bobby. Katie and Bobby met in Nashville where Katie went to graduate school and taught first grade. Along with teaching, Katie enjoys any organizational project for home or classroom as well as attempting new recipes and DIY projects. Katie also has a deep love for children’s learning, development, and fashion. Katie is a firm believer in girl time, taking risks, trying new things, and following her heart.