Today was Day 5 of my spring cleaning schedule. Unfortunately, I skipped Day 4. Anyway I took care of our closet, did my weekly bathroom deep cleaning and took care of all windows. Which means I am mixing up my cleaning schedule! But hey, whatever works, right?
Here are a few cleaning tips in the bathroom that work for me. Last year I came across the amazing cleaning powers of vinegar and have not looked back since. You can find all sorts of uses for vinegar on the internet.
- I use a 1:1 solution of white vinegar and liquid dish soap in water to clean the bath tub and shower walls. It works amazing and smells great. No chemical fumes to inhale. The vinegar smell may be strong at first, but it goes away very fast.
- I use a diluted vinegar solution to clean mirrors and glass windows. Just spray on and wipe with a microfiber cloth. Go over again with a dry cloth and watch the streaks disappear.
- I use the same solution to clean the sink.
- I spray the laminate bath floor with this solution before mopping.
- I use a commercial toilet cleaner though.
- I also keep a bottle of bleach at hand to attack any stubborn mildew. But I’ve seen that if I regularly clean the bath, I rarely have to use it.
- I used to wipe and wash my vinyl shower curtain by hand, till I learned I could just pop it in the washing machine.
- Dry the bath mat and air them in sunlight regularly to keep them fresh. Sunlight actually helps get rid of bacteria.
- Keep the sink/vanity area dry and wipe the toilet seat regularly. This really keeps the bathroom fresh and neat till the next cleaning day!
Now, some tips to organize the closet.
- If you have a shared closet, designate specific areas for each person’s items and stick to it.
- Separate and store outer wear and house wear. It makes getting ready a whole lot easier.
- Hang accessories like scarves and stoles on hangers. This makes me wear them more often, rather than having them rolled up in a huge bundle.
- I’ve shown you how I organize my jewelry here.
- Store away seasonal items like winter coats and blankets when not in use. Wash them or dry clean them or just air heavy quilts and comforters in sunlight and store them till next time. You will appreciate the extra space in the summer months!
- Regularly go through the kids’ clothes. Store outgrown ones for younger siblings or donate them. Keep a few sentimental pieces and donate the rest. Remember that people make memories, not things!
I will try to get the kitchen done next week. More cleaning tips coming then. Do you have any neat home tips? Let me know in the comments.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. What are your plans?