The Homemaking Housewife

Striving to make our house our haven.

Spring Cleaning – Part 1 March 24, 2010

Filed under: Cleaning — Sarah @ 5:15 pm


Everyday after I get out of the shower and brush my teeth, I catch a glimpse of a spider web covered in dust attached to a light and going up to the ceiling.  (Can you see it there coming off of the light bulb on the left and going up?)  I promised myself this is the day that I will knock it down and clean the lights that are covered with dust too.  I finish getting ready for my day, go downstairs to get breakfast started, and completely forget about the spider web until the next day when it starts all over again.

Today I have decided that I am going to start my spring cleaning.  Being the list maker that I am my first job was to make a list of all that needed to be done.  Easily overwhelmed, this is the point every year that I look at the list and say forget it, I’ll do it next year!  Not this year though.  If it takes me until June, I will get it done!  Here’s what I came up with:

  • Dust light fixtures
  • Dust high ledges (In our bedroom and living room we have higher ceilings with some alcove-y ledge type things, that are really good for nothing except catching dust.)
  • Clean the corners of ceilings and walls of cobwebs
  • Clean fronts of bathroom cabinets
  • Clean door handles
  • Clean light switches and wall plates
  • Clean windows, including casings and sills
  • Spot clean walls
  • Clean all vents in ceiling
  • Move furniture to vacuum
  • Vacuum/dust window blinds
  • Wipe down kitchen cabinets
  • Deep clean fridge and freezer as well as upright freezer
  • Clean oven (which will first take learning to use self cleaning feature)
  • Clean bottom of fridge (grill thingie)

Wow!  It’s definitely easy to get overwhelmed with this list.  I’m going to take it slow and work on it little bit by little bit.


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