Thursday, April 29, 2021

Monthly Musings--- Spring Cleaning

Happy Thursday!! Here's a little spring cleaning Q and A for your Thursday!

1- Are you doing a spring cleaning this year?
Yes and yes! With Ontario on it's third lockdown (yep) I'm finding the need to declutter stronger than ever.  Problem is that all the donation centers are closed so stuff if just piling up in the garage!

2- Favourite cleaning product?
I love my microfibre clothes... we are huge on reusing as much as possible here so we buy a bunch of microfiber clothes and use them for dusting, wiping, soaking, floors etc.... Old towels and tshirts also work. For tougher stains, I use Windex and Chlorox bleach spray but I need to go back a bit cleaner with my cleaning supplies-- no pun intended LOL.

3- Must Clean every spring
I do a bigger clean both in the spring and when the kiddos head back to school in September.... My must cleans include the kitchen cupboards, the kids' learning cupboard, the mudroom area (though I probably do this almost monthly) and family shoe/coat closet....

4- Garage/Shed Cleaning Tips
Shelves and bins baby, shelves and bins.... oh and purge  ruthlessly and  big time!!! 

5- Pack rat or Marie Kondo
Definitely more towards Marie though I still think I have lots of stuff!!!  And I don't believe in everything she says... there's NO way, I'm only keeping pens in one area of the house.

6- Best cleaning hack?
Break up big jobs into chunks over the course of days/a week otherwise it can get overwhelming.I make a game out of it and set timers to see how much I can get done in a certain amount of time. 

7- Help with house cleaning?
My cleaning lady of the last seven years (she took a year off) just got diagnosed with pancreatic cancer... She is also a close friend and we are devastated. She used to come every two weeks. We will eventually get another but not just yet. 

8- Favourite cleaning appliance
The dishwasher LOL....I don't really love hand washing dishes. 
Also, the vacuum. I bought a Dyson stick vacuum last year and I'm a huge fan.... though not as much as D with his vacuum lines in the carpet that we're not allowed to walk on for a bit (quarantine is driving all of us a little crazy). We also have a couple iRobots... we are big clean floor fans here.

9- Run the dishwasher every night or when full
My dishwasher is full almost every night, ha!! 

10- Favourite ways to purge?
I either keep for the second kid or friends, sell, donate or throw away and when I'm cleaning I sort out in that way... love when things get a second life! 

And finally some cleaning funnies....

True story--- my little one is playing with LOL dolls again.

Yep... sums it up.

Sometimes... I vow to be better though!

Thanks for hosting Holly and Patty.


  1. I LOVE your cleaning memes, especially the cleaning + kids = brushing teeth + Oreos one. It feels soooo true!!! It's been so hard to clean with all of us at home ALL THE TIME. I'm sorry your friend/cleaning lady is sick. That's really hard.

  2. These memes are great; I use that Oreo/kids one all the time! I haven't watched Kondo so I only know a bit about her philosophies but I can't imagine only keeping pens in one area of the house! We have some in the kitchen and a few on every single desk in the house.

  3. love the memes. sorry to hear about your cleaning lady/friend.

  4. Your garage is admirable!! I love the organization. I know, it sucks the donation places are still shut down! I hate throwing out good things but I don't like keeping them around for too long.

  5. Haha I have a sign that says cleaning your house while the kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk while it's still snowing. I'm sorry about your cleaning lady! That is so sad. I want a robot vacuum but it would probably eat all of the boys' legos!


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