Thursday, March 17, 2016

Spring Cleaning

Hello Lovelies,  it appears to be that time again Spring cleaning.  Sometimes I can be a big procrastinator when it comes to this but I am dig in deep this year.  This is going to be a long post so grab a cup of tea or beverage of your chose and sit back and relax.

I found some helpful tips and I thought I would share them with you.

Spring Cleaning Checklists Room by Room Printable and Cleaning Tips - A list of room by room spring cleaning tips and a printable spring cleaning schedule.
Spring is on the horizon, and you may be itching to get your home spotless. Spring cleaning is a great way to deep clean your home and take care of the spots that have been neglected during the winter months. However, many people are unclear about how to spring clean room by room. Take a look below at some helpful spring cleaning tips and use the Spring Cleaning Checklist to help you tackle each room more thoroughly and effectively.
Before you begin spring cleaning your home, you may want to begin by decluttering your house and organizing your home. Then when you are done with your spring cleaning, you will have thoroughly deep cleaned your entire house.
During this process, we will work our way through each room covering all of the spots that may need your attention. You can follow this list as it is written or skip around to the spaces that you feel need your attention first. Let’s get started!

Spring Cleaning Checklists Room by Room Cleaning Tips

Family Room1. Remove all décor from shelves and dust thoroughly.
2. Dust and clean the glass on all hanging pictures and picture frames.
3. Remove all sofa cushions and vacuum, fluff and replace pillows and vacuum as well. If your cushion covers are removable, remove and wash before replacing. If not, you may spot treat them for stains.
4. Dust all appliances, remove any you are no longer using and store away.
5. Remove all area rugs and shake out. Vacuum all carpets, moving furniture so you can access under all of the pieces.
6. Wipe down all base board. Wash walls with a simple mixture of warm water and Murphy's Soap.
7. Dust all plants.
8. Dust all ceiling fan blades. Remove and wash light covers if needed.
9. Dust all light fixtures, replace bulbs if needed, and wipe down light switches.
Kitchen1. Remove all items from cabinets and wipe down the inside with warm water and vinegar. Allow the cabinets to air out. Reconsider items as you return them to the cabinet. Donate what you no longer use.
2. Wipe down the outside of cabinets to remove grease and grime. Pay special attention to the handles.
3. Dust light fixtures. Remove and wash light covering if you need to.
4. Pull large appliances away from the wall if possible to thoroughly sweep and mop the floor. Scrub well in between tiles to clean the grout.
5. Remove all items from the refrigerator. Discard what is no longer edible. Wipe down the entire inside with hot water and soap. Wipe clean and replace the items. Repeat on the outside of the fridge.
6. Run the self cleaning option on the oven or clean yourself. Pay special attention to the outside as well, by removing the knobs to give it a good scrub as well as giving some attention to the grates.
7. Clean the microwave inside and out.
8. Wash all base boards and wall areas thoroughly.
9. Remove silverware and other small items from drawers. Wipe out and return items to area.
More Tips for Deep Cleaning Your Kitchen.
1. Dust all furniture pieces thoroughly.
2. Move bed (now is a great time to flip your mattresses as well) and vacuum under it. Return bed to its place and vacuum over the mattresses as well.
3. Wash pillows and duvets base. Replace sheets and pillowcases.
4. Wash all base boards as well as walls with a hot water and soap solution.
5. Dust ceiling fans and remove light coverings so you can thoroughly clean them.
6. Remove clothing items from closet. Donate what you no longer need. Clean out the closet well removing any dust and debris. Return clothing.
7. Do the same with drawers. Remove items, donate what you no longer need, wipe out drawers, and replace.
8. Dust and clean all hanging pictures and décor.
9. Deep clean or spot clean carpets as needed.

Bathrooms1. Deep clean the shower with appropriate cleaners for your tile. Get in between tiles with a toothbrush to really clean the grout. Don’t neglect the shower ceiling.
2. Remove shower head and soak in a lime away product. Clean other shower fixtures with an appropriate cleaning product until they are nice and shiny.
3. Remove shower curtain and launder. Replace the shower liner if needed.
4. Discard any old or empty bath product containers. Wipe down any bath tub storage fixtures with bleach.
5. Remove toilet lid so you can thoroughly clean all the way around the bowl. Clean down to the base of the bowl and don’t forget the handle and back of bowl as well. Let some solution soak in the bowl before scrubbing the entire inside. Replace any automatic bowl cleaner you may have added.
6. Remove all toiletries from vanity drawers and cabinets. Wipe clean and replace. Discard any unused or empty containers.
7. Wash all storage containers out.
8. Clean all mirrors and light fixtures. Replace any bulbs as needed.
9. Launder all bath mats or toilet coverings.
10. Mop floors and wipe clean base boards.
More Tips for Deep Cleaning Your Bathroom.
Play areas1. Clean all toys with hot water and bleach if possible.
2. Remove all toys from shelving or baskets and wash clean before returning.
3. Spot treat flooring or deep clean the carpet and area rugs.
In all rooms
1. Wash windows thoroughly. Remove windows if possible to clean the inside of the window well.
2. Remove and clean all blinds and curtains. Curtains can be laundered while blinds can be dusted and wiped clean.
3. Spot treat any upholstered items that can’t be laundered.
4. Spot treat any wall chips with matching paint.
5. Replace air fresheners or sachets in all rooms with fresh ones.
6. Wipe vents clean and sanitize commonly touched areas such as handles and switches.
Hopefully, these tips will help you tackle each room when you start your spring cleaning this season! When you give these spring cleaning tips a try, you are sure to do a thorough cleaning job that will leave your space feeling fresh and inviting.
You can print out a Spring Cleaning Checklist Room by Room Printable by clicking on the image below or by clicking here.
Free Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist

So now I am going to start in the one place I truly find hard to do that is my studio/sewing room.  The more fabric I buy seem to be the more I need and really I find I don't need it.  Here I have listed some fabric that I will soon list in my shop.

The above fabric shown is truly nice I have 3 yards and about 14inches of this.  I brought this fabric thinking I could make some pillows and cover a bench cushion.  Well that never happened.  Next don't ask me what was I thinking I brought a bolt of the quilted fabric along with a bolt of the matching fabric.  The quilted fabric is 14yds and the coordinating fabric is 26yds.....So as you can see I need fabric therapy.  I will list more later.  My question to you is....Do you also do Spring Cleaning?  Have a great evening all

Peace and Blessings
Cheryl....Snatch JOY!!


  1. ZO yeah, THANKS Cheryl. You are the second blogger in my read list that reminded me I have WORK to do. BLAH. Yes, I Spring Clean, but no THIS intensely!! Seriously, I can't wait until I can open the windows to let fresh air in, shampoo carpets and paint walls.

    Have a super great weekend.
    xx, Carol

    BTW: That is a tremendous amount of the same fabric print!! You need an intervention!!

    1. Carol I know it is a shame but you know how sometimes you get these crazy ideas pop in your in head all the creative Gods start speaking to you and the little devil on the side keeps punching you saying go ahead you know you can do it. Buy the fabric already will you and then you get home look at it for a few days. Then eventually it just get pushed to the side until you come home with even more fabric. Maybe I can sell some of it by the yard but it would be great if some one could use the whole bolt. You have a great weekend as well if it doesn't SNOW I am going to paint my porch rockers this weekend. Peace and Blessings Cheryl...Snatch JOY!!

  2. Hello and thank you for posting such great information on Spring Cleaning. I have never been keen on cleaning but realize the need to do so. I adore your photos and dolls. My Grandma used to make wonderful dolls and I miss her annd them. Embracing Creative Bliss...

    1. Hello and welcome to my Blog thank you. I love making dolls and I love old photos. I am so glad to be back sewing again. Have a great weekend
      Peace and Blessings
      Cheryl......Snatch JOY!

  3. Hmmm.When your done could you just come do mine? ..smile... Really I just tackle mine one room at a time over a couple of weeks. Warm Blessings!~♥Amy

  4. Hi Amy I think that is the best route. I am working my sewing room. I really will be glad when I am all done with that. Hope that your weekend was great!

    Peace and Blessing
    Cheryl.Snatch JOY~!!!

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  6. These are some really good tips for spring cleaning. I am not a fan of having to get down on my hands and knees to scrub a dirty floor by hand. A floor scrubber is a very helpful piece of equipment that can make cleaning your floors so much faster, easier, and more efficient.

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