Spring Spring Spring Cleaning

Over the past few weekends I have been slowly doing my spring cleaning and this past weekend I finally felt like finally, I was done (mostly). I got pretty much neat and organized with everything and the little things cleaned and dusted and my art and pictures happily hanged. I have a few more things I want to hang up, once I buy frames....

Here are a few shots of our bedroom with our new bedding that I am in love with! Who knew simply getting new bedding could make a girl so happy! (even better yet, bedding I didn't have to pay for... Thanks daddy!)

I will be doing a collage of black and white wedding pictures to go over the bed, just haven't had the time, or really the money to do it. Hahaha.


And here is the other half of our bedroom: My office. I seriously should have taken pictures of the mess before! It really wasn't that bad... We just had this ever growing stack of junk mail and papers to go through that is now organized and filed away! Yay!


And a little decor I have hanging above the desk:
The Brownie was a Christmas gift from mom and dad.
The pine cone was from a hike Dave went on about a month ago that he brought back for me.
And I have new found love for Owls! This little guy came in a four pack of owl Christmas ornaments. I will replace him with a larger owl once I find one...


Waking up and coming home to my spotless and organized place is so so refreshing and relaxing!

I am super OCD about things being clean, folded, straight and in their proper place. I know I drive Dave nuts. One of the first things I said to my dad when he came to visit last week was

"Please take off your shoes, I just mopped."

I am pretty dedicated to keeping the place clean. I found this little 30 day cleaning schedule a while ago and I love it. I feel like I save all my cleaning for the weekend, my days off. Boo. But this little schedule really helps in keeping my weekends not cleaning jam packed.

I found this off of Apartment Therapy (that site is awesome!) and I printed it out and we go off of it for our cleaning. The schedule we have hung up I adjusted it a little for us but this is the exact one off the website which you can find here.


1. Surface clean living room and kitchen (pick up stray items, dust, sweep, vacuum)

2. Clean bathrooms (toilets, showers, floors, walls, mirrors)

3. Surface clean bedrooms (put away toys, clothes, dust)

4. Surface clean "extra" rooms (basement, office, play room)

5. Surface clean living room and kitchen

6. Clean bathrooms

7. Clean all interior windows (white vinegar and newspaper works great and is cheap!)

8. Sweep and vacuum all floors in the house (don't forget stairs)

9. Surface clean bedrooms

10. Deep clean living room (mirrors, baseboards, dust artwork)

11. Clean bathrooms

12. Clean out closets (hang up clothes, mittens, jackets, hats)

13. Surface clean "extra" rooms

14. Deep clean bedrooms (organize drawers, check under bed, tidy closet, dust artwork, fans, lights, mop)

15. Surface clean living room and kitchen

16. Deep clean bathrooms (clean inside drawers, inside of trash cans, tops of mirrors, tile, mop)

17. Clean all door knobs, phones, entertainment equipment (remote controls), switch plates, banisters and other things that are repeatedly touched.

18. Clean out the refrigerator, take stock of food, organize pantry

19. Clean entryway, sweep porch (if you have one), clean out car (because they're often our home away from home)

20. Surface clean living room and kitchen

21. Surface clean bathrooms

22. Surface clean bedrooms

23. Sweep and vacuum all floors in the house

24. Clean linen closet, straighten towels, sheets or regular closet if not applicable

25. Surface clean living room and kitchen

26. Deep clean kitchen (scrub appliances, wash trash cans, base boards, wipe down and straighten cabinets)

27. Surface clean bathrooms

28. Surfaces clean bedrooms

29. Clean one item you've been meaning to get to and haven't (deep clean your stove, wipe down all light fixtures, tackle a particularly unruly area)

30. Sweep and vacuum all floors in the house


To this list you can also add chores that are to be done monthly or quarterly. It's easier to plan for larger tasks like steam cleaning a sofa or heavy traffic hallway, then it feels like part of the routine instead of that thing you keep putting off and dreading.

Habits are formed by doing and one of the best ways to change a bad habit is to replace it with another action. So if the time spent right when you come home from work is usually filled with email reading and a small nap, try switching it out with your cleaning instead. Making the 20 minute time slot routine will build good habits and help you stay on top of the game without feeling like it's a real chore.

I love having a step my step to keep track of every thing to do so I don't miss anything. So helpful! Thought I would share!

Do you like how I edited the pictures in this post? I did them really different from how I normally do but I am really liking them!

Happy Wednesday!

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