A freshly deep cleaned home is such a lovely thing. In someways I look forward to things like spring cleaning, the end results are great but it can be a lot of work.
This year it’s looking like I will be deep cleaning a new home! Which is exciting but also a bit overwhelming. It will be nice to be able to clean an empty house though. I’m sure it will give me more motivation to declutter after seeing how much easier it is to clean without a ton of stuff.
I asked some of my favorite housewife bloggers for their cleaning tips, because housewife bloggers have some of the best cleaning tips! Of course I need to share these great tips with you as well, can’t keep all of this to myself.
There are likely times when cleaning is just overwhelming. I’m currently trying to do a mass decluttering, pack, and all the other things you need to do when you are moving. Thinking about everything I need to get done just leaves me in a panic.
Breaking larger tasks up into bite size pieces can really help you overcome the panic and feeling of being overwhelmed. I think most of us can spare ten minutes.
A Modern Homestead has a great list of jobs that take 10 minutes or less and will have your home spotless in no time. I love all of her great recipes, frugal living tips, and homesteading information.
To say I’m easily distracted is an understatement. I’ll be cleaning something and notice a closet needs organized and start on that instead of whatever needs done a lot more urgently.
I come by this naturally, my grandma does the same thing. She’ll have a mess to clean up and ends up organizing her linen closet. I don’t know why we do this but we aren’t the best at saying on task!
The Glamorous Housewife has such a humorous and helpful take on this issue. She calls it Attention Deficit Cleaning Disorder. She has some great tips for “curing” yourself of ADCD. I always enjoy her humorous and helpful tips for being a Glamorous Housewife.
So often if you look at Pinterest for organizing tips you are left feeling like you need to spend a small fortune on fancy organizers. While I love a trip to the Container Store and enjoy some of those fancy organizers, simple is often just as good if not better.
Life with Dee has a great idea for affordable and functional organizing using Banker Boxes! I love all of the advice she shares for having a beautiful and intentional life. And I’m not just saying that because she happens to be my mom!
We are using a lot of Bankers Boxes for our move. They are easy to use since they have handles, we had some around, and they are pretty cheap. We will be able to use some boxes multiple times since we don’t have to move all at once. And now once we are done with them I can use them for some organizing!
You know I love green cleaning. There are very few cleaners I buy anymore because I prefer making them myself. They are cheap, effective, and I know what’s in them.
There are some things to remember when making green cleaners though. Some of the great natural ingredients shouldn’t be mixed. When somethings are mixed they can neutralize each other or even create a dangerous reaction.
Bren Did is always sharing such great information and projects, including great homemade cleaner recipes. She also has shared which green cleaning ingredients shouldn’t be mixed so you can make better and safer cleaners.
Speaking of green cleaning ingredients, vinegar is one of my favorites! It can do so much and is totally safe. I buy it by the gallon I use so much of it.
You can now even buy pre-made vinegar cleaners! So those that aren’t into the DIY thing can still have awesome, safe cleaners. I love that great products like this are now hitting the market.
One thing that can be hard for me, and many others, when it comes to homemaking is the fact that I have some chronic health issues that leave me very fatigued. For you it may be kids that are leaving you feeling tired, a full time job, or maybe you also have some health issues.
Sometimes a deep clean all at once isn’t going to work for you. Don’t give up, you can still have a beautiful and clean home, you may just need to take it a bit slower.
Brocante Home is one of those blogs that is not only full of great information, it’s also beautiful to look at. While you will find a lot of wonderful home-centered advice on the blog, Alison May of Brocante Home also has some great books with even more great information. The Slow Scrub – A 90 Day Journey to a Cleaner Home is perfect if you need to take your cleaning a bit slower.
I hope you enjoyed these tips as much as I did. If you have a great cleaning tip share in the comments. I’d also love to hear who are your favorite housewife and homemaking bloggers. I’d love to find some new blogs to check out.