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Spring Cleaning Tips to Help You Stay Calm and in Budget

It’s that time of year when we all pretend like we are going to do a big deep cleaning but then get discouraged and only end up cleaning out our fridge. Not this year! Here are a few spring cleaning tips to help minimize the freak out and easily get your house sparkling in no time!Spring Cleaning Tips - penniesintopearls.com -  Easy tips to follow for your spring cleaning checklist. Follow these spring cleaning tips to help you stay on budget and stay clam

Start One Room at a Time
Don’t overwhelm yourself! Lets consider this spring cleaning thing more of a marathon than a sprint. Dedicate one room each day to a good deep cleaning. Then start your way from the ceiling and work your way down. Don’t forget the walls, light switches, and base boards.

You Don’t Need Fancy Cleaners
Don’t think that just because this cleaning season has a special name you need special tools and chemicals to help you out. Did you know that common ingredients you find in your kitchen like lemons, vinegar, and baking soda all could do some pretty amazing stuff when it comes to cleaning up your house? Just do a quick Pinterest search and you will know just what to do!

I have used baking soda and vinegar to clean up mold in our bathrooms when we first moved in and lemons are great at taking off hard water stains. Try it out!

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Put Together a Cleaning Caddy
Again, don’t get to fancy with this! All you need is some sort of portable container where you can carry your most used cleaning supplies. Some things you might want to include:
• Paper towels
• Rags
• Scrub brush
• Old toothbrush
• All purpose cleaner
• Gloves

Get Rid of the Non-essentials
Go through your closets! I don’t mean just take a peak and maybe put one or two shirts in the donation pile. You need to take out every single item in your closet! As you are doing this, if you find something you haven’t used or worn in over a year, then you need to donate it! This might be a little painful at first but you will be happy you did it when you see your newly organized closet!

Speaking of Organizing…
Thrift stores and dollar stores are the best places to find organizational items. You will always find small storage containers and bins at the dollar store. Guaranteed! I don’t think I have ever been in without seeing any.

At the thrift store, people are always getting rid of those ugly black wiry desk organizer thingies. I go in to the thrift store once a week (when they have 50% off the entire store!) and always find at least one of those things. I pay less than $1 each. I have been collecting them and once I find a few more, my plan is to spray paint them all the same bright fun color and start organizing our hallway closet. Or as we like to call it… “the craft pit”.

What are your spring cleaning goals for this month? Any tips you can share with me? I would love to hear! Leave all your thoughts in the comments bellow! Can’t wait to chat!!!

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Gina
    April 20, 2015 at 7:37 am

    I love the idea of having a cleaning caddy. I think that would be so much easier to keep all our supplies in order! Thanks for sharing these tips!

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    Emily | Rainbow Delicious
    April 20, 2015 at 8:41 am

    These are great tips! Putting together a cleaning caddy and getting rid of non-essentials are my top priority right now… I love how Spring gives me the extra boost and motivation to organize!

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    Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog
    April 20, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I love having a cleaning caddy. I got one that’s on wheels so I can roll it from room to room and then stash it in the garage on non-cleaning days. It’s a lifesaver.

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    Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama
    April 20, 2015 at 10:59 am

    These are wonderful tips!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Karen M Peterson
    April 20, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I’m all about chemical-free cleaning.

    These are some great tips! Thank you!

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    Rebecca B. Bird
    April 20, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Oh man, I am in serious need of some spring organizing. Taking out everything in your closet is a good tip – I’m sure I have some shirts lurking in the back that don’t fit anymore. Time to make a donation pile!

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    Brooke @ Silver LIning
    April 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Haha we have a “craft pit” too. Love the advice of taking it one day at a time! We tackle one big space, or two small ones, every Saturday until we’re done!

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    Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry
    April 20, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I could “spring clean” all year long. I love cleaning and actually enjoying purchasing cleaning products more than clothes LOL

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    jamie@makeuplifelove
    April 20, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    These are awesome tips. And holy crap cleaning products are so expensive, I have totally found that vinegar and baking soda works wonders on everything. Literally better than any household cleaner, although the scent is strong. lol.. Great tips for sure!

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