This year I am taking my Spring Cleaning seriously.
I usually sort of clean things, but not deep clean them. Except the window screens. Every year I take those off and clean them in the shower.
PART 1: Bathroom
I have been spending about a week on each room.
I am not that far along.
I started with the bathroom.
I took everything off each shelf in the closet and cleaned it. I went through everything in there and was able to throw away a bunch that we didn't need.
The girls were really helpful. Not really helpful, but really cute!
I've never washed the walls before, but I felt like it needed to be done. One morning before school I told Ariel that she could help me was the walls. Annabelle was really bummed and asked if we could do it when she got home from school. So we did. All three girls really enjoyed helping me wash the walls and they did a surprisingly great job. We were done in no time.
Yes, Ariel is wearing a swimmy diaper (2 of them actually). She found them in the van when we were cleaning it out and decided to put them on.
PART 2: Laundry Room
I only spent one day on the laundry room.
I cleaned out all the cupboards and got rid of a bunch of stuff.
I dusted the top of the cupboards, which was actually more of grabbing a pile of dust and throwing it away.
I super clean the floors, even under the machines where I usually ignore.
I ran the cleaning cycle on the washer.
I cleaned the lint trap in the sink. I unscrewed the lint trap inside the dryer and cleaned that all out.
Then I had James move the machines. I knew I had some lint back there, but I had no idea what I was in for.
So in this picture you can see that area to the left. That is where the machines aren't, so I can sort of squeeze in there and clean.
It appears that I have 5 years worth of lint back there.
I don't think that lint tube thing was attached and the lint just stayed in my laundry room. I was also able to find some great treasures.
I wasn't sure how to go about cleaning this.
I thought I could just dust bust it up, but it was actually stuck to the ground.
I had to get a wet cloth and scrub it up. I also had to scrub the walls.
Now it is nice and clean. I hope to clean behind there a little more often.
I would imagine a clean laundry would be a good selling point someday.
My grandpa made me this board to go over top of the machines so that stuff (like new packages of tissue paper) wouldn't fall behind. I have had it for one day now, and I really like it. I put some of those things you put on the bottom of chairs on the bottom so it would protect the machines.
Arianna is always helping me with laundry. She loves to switch it over, hang up the clothes to dry, and turn it off mid cycle so I find damp, stinky clothes.
I have these (what I like to call) old people oak cabinets in my entire house. My mom painted the bathroom ones (stayed tuned for that, you will feel like you are looking at pinterest!) I am thinking a bright color for these cabinets would be fun.