Today I am pumped to share my spring cleaning knock out list + a review of our iLife Robo Vacuum that I got for Christmas! I don’t know about you, but I function best in a clean home. If my home is frazzled and a mess, my life is usually a direct reflection of that. I try to, most nights, clean up the house and put things back where they belong to wake up to a put together space. It helps me start on the right foot for the day!
For my big cleaning I do a few times a year, I knock things out in chunks. I try to keep up with these things as best I can in general, but it just rarely all happens. I love a good intentional cleaning every quarter or so to really get the home back to top notch. This list is in addition to my daily/weekly tasks like cleaning counters in the kitchen and bathrooms, floors, and toilets.
Day 1, Baseboards, Fans, Chandeliers, and Windows: Dust and scrub! These are all dustier and grosser than you think.
Day 2, Bathtubs/Showers: I spray our shower about once a week with a general cleaner, but a scrubbing is so necessary and I don’t even realize how dull our white tiles get until I spend time scrubbing. The hard water in our area make a rusty looking build up happen and it is so icky.
Day 3, Closets: I got rid of 12 bags this month y’all. TWELVE. If you didn’t wear something in its due season within the last year, chunk it. You won’t wear it like you keep telling yourself you will next year. I got rid of tons of tees also that I was nostalgic for, but really haven’t worn in 5+ years.
Last year I bought matching hangers for my closet for all of my items, and it made the over feel of my closet less cluttered. Now this year, we are buying bins to fit under our bed and putting away winter clothes during spring and summer and then visa versa. I want LESS CLUTTER.
Day 4, Pantry and Fridge: It’s incredible what accumulates in my pantry and freezer. It’s time to toss anything that shouldn’t be there or won’t be eaten! Take out everything in your fridge, scrub it with safe cleaners, and organize your shelves. Drinks on a shelf, left-overs on another, condiments on the door, baby food in a section, vegetables in another… YEP. I love opening my fridge and seeing it well-organized.
Day 5, Furniture: I have an upholstery cleaner and take to our sofa and love seat a few times a year to give it a good cleaning! All of our pieces around the home get wiped from time to time… but on day 5 of my knock out list I get the good dusting spray and get every nook and cranny. All of our mirrored pieces and frames get a cleaning with a glass and window cleaner.
Day 6, Cabinets: Time to get rid of outdated medicine and make-up! There are drop-off locations for medicine if it is prescriptions you never finished. Get rid of make-up you don’t use, lipstick that is done, etc. Clean it out and keep only what you actually use!
Day 7, Linens and Towels: Get rid of any that are just taking up space or unused anymore. Clean the rest and finish off your clean home with some freshly cleaned sheets! It is like the cherry on top of the sundae!
The iLife Robo Vac: GET IT. Having a robo vacuum was worth the money y’all. I don’t have to vacuum our dark hardwood floors anymore -a former daily task- which is such a relief and gave me a little bit of my sanity back. It’s just one less thing I need to do! I know there’s a ton of different robo vacs, but I am really pleased with the one we got.
The price is super affordable, but you don’t skimp on quality. It can do our entire house on one charge + without needing to empty the vacuum. We have had this one 4 months now, and I feel it’s very good quality. It doesn’t have bluetooth, so you can’t turn it on from your phone or anything… but for about $150 less than other options on the market… I am okay with that ha.
I for real have a robo vac as a mommy-to-be gift now in the back of my mind for my friends. It’s such a help! I cannot suggest it enough. (It’d make a great Mother’s Day gift, too!!)