Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spring Cleaning & Spring Giving

If you've been to my house, you know us Danisi's like to keep a tidy home. But, actually, I rarely do a deep clean. I mop 1-2 times a month, dust/vacuum once a month, and try to get to bathrooms monthly as well.

So over these next few weeks, I'm taking my cleaning seriously. I mean I'm talking about organizing cabinets, drawers, cleaning baseboards, and everything! I don't have an official plan but I have found so many spring cleaning blogs that I'm going to visit for good ideas/check lists. Here are a few you may like (click title):

Spring Cleaning Check List

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home

7 Day Cleaning Plan

Source: bhg.com via Melissa on Pinterest

Spring Cleaning the Toxins

My goal is to cover one room/living space a week.

Week 1: Kitchen
Week 2: Living Room
Week 3: Garage
Week 4: Bedrooms
Week 5: Study/Laundry Room
Week 6: Bathrooms

I figure in about 6 weeks, I'll be done with all of my spring cleaning. My hope is that as I clean, I'll collect the "stuff" that I don't use and have a big garage sale. I have really been examining the area of stewardship in my life and I realize that I consume much more than I need. I also realize that I have much more "stuff" than I really need. How did we fill up a 3 bedroom home with so much stuff? We used to live in an 800 square foot apartment!

So yes, I want my house to be spic and span. But much of this spring cleaning project will be to purge my excess and sell it/ give it away to someone who needs it.

How about you?

Want to join the spring cleaning/spring giving challenge?

We can all have garage sales at the end of the 6 weeks and report how much we purged and how much we gave!

What do you do to help with spring cleaning? Please share!

Happy cleaning :-)

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness. Can we trade houses and then start cleaning!? I feel like I'm always cleaning and I never have time to deep clean. those list are very detailed and it would be nice if it could be checked off all in one day because by the time a few days goes by it will be back to its original state. It's just all the surface that I'm constantly cleaning. And no matter how much I get rid of, I reaccumulate...why is that? Are we pack rats? Horders? Or is it just the nature of having a family of five? Always having extra stuff. I definately keep too much. How do I stop the madness? Count me in to clean. I don't know how, but I will try. Everytime I get something clean enough to get down to the nitty gritty it turns into a disaster again within minutes.