I love the idea of a home that is organized, sparkling clean, and company-ready all the time. But, I must confess, I’m a spring-cleaning wannabe! I asked several of my iBloom teammates to share their best cleaning and organizing tips; they were too good to keep to myself. Enjoy!
Cleaning and Organizing Tips from the iBloom Team:
From Kelly Gore:
- “It’s difficult to be productive in a messy environment. Take the time to create an organized workspace.”
- “As a family, we spend less that $10 a YEAR on Laundry Detergent.” Here’s their recipe: https://ibloom.co/…/money-saving-tip-make-your-own…/
From Jane Thorne:
- “Clean windows always make me feel so much better.” Jane realizes that sometimes you need to pay someone to do big projects or tasks. She includes window washing in her budget.
- Here’s a link Jane found helpful: http://www.daveramsey.com/…/3-ways-to-spring-clean…
From Dawn Wilkerson:
- “I love to clean with orange peel vinegar – put orange peels in a glass container, fill it with white vinegar and let it soak. Then strain and put it into a spray bottle. It is a refreshing smell and works great!”
- “I use white vinegar in place of fabric softener. It also ensures all excess detergent gets out of your clothes.”
- The biggest thing for me is getting rid of clutter. Bag up things you aren’t using/wearing and put them out of sight. Mark your calendar 2 months from now and if you didn’t need anything in the bag(s), immediately give it away!”
From Lori Murray:
- “Now that my kiddos are older, I let them do their own purge. They each get 2 bags – one for donations, the other for trash. Usually, they fill more than 2 bags. They love giving their old clothes to smaller friends and receiving hand-me-downs from bigger friends.”
I didn’t include my tips, because most years my spring-cleaning involves opening my windows and spraying Lysol. But, I have to say, after reading the above suggestions from my iBloom teammates, I am motivated to do some cleaning and organizing this year!
Share your best tips for keeping your home clean and organized in the comment section below. I love learning new and creative ways to get the job done!
“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” Franklin D. Roosevelt