How Did You Do? Spring Cleaning Stress or Success?

How Did You Do? Spring Cleaning Stress or Success

Gosh time sure did flying by, Spring ended 8 whole days ago. It is no longer my favorite cleaning time of the year. It is now Summer where the pressure to purge is no longer a thought and instead it’s all about Summer fun and relaxation. This Spring I had so many plans on how I was going to clean and organize our home. This Spring I also found out I was expecting another baby. The shift from cleaning to dr’s appointments and baby planning was an exciting one. However it also made me lose a little bit of cleaning focus.

In today’s post I will review what went well during my Spring Cleaning journey; what went not as planned; and what 3 products I found that I just couldn’t live without. But before I get into the nitty gritty I want to revisit some of the Spring Cleaning posts that I published during this magical time of year in case you missed them. My favorite post was definitely the last one listed. My entire cleaning method changed and it was for the better!

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How To Completely Change The Way You Spring Clean [Printable]

How To Completely Change The Way You Spring Clean

Have you ever heard of Task Specific Cleaning? I haven’t either until I think I made it up! I tried to Google it to make sure I didn’t read about the concept somewhere and forget about it, I couldn’t find anything. While I’m sure Task Specific Cleaning isn’t new, it’s something new to me. Let me explain!

I hope that by the end of this post a sense of AH HA will wash over you. Spring ends on June 20th. Which means that there is about a month left to Spring Clean. I was so excited in March when Spring began and I started out strong organizing all of our closets and drawers. However my enthusiasm fizzled. Spring Cleaning has completely taken a back-burner to my being sick, us taking trips, us working 9 to 5, starting and growing this blog and just dealing with everyday tasks.

But I am determined to make this final month of Spring count. In order to really complete my deep dive Spring Cleaning I must do one of my favorite things. Make a List!!! I just love making lists, even more so I love checking things off of my lists. If you are like me and you want to really make this final month of Spring count and complete your Spring Cleaning with a fury keep reading! I also have a bonus printable (link at the bottom of the post).

When I used to make Spring Cleaning checklists in the past I would focus on cleaning room by room; but then I realized I would need to get out different supplies for each task in that room – baseboards, windows etc. So instead of doing a checklist that is based on room by room cleaning I decided to create a check list that was Task Specific. Hence the concept of Task Specific Cleaning was born.

Now I must be completely transparent this is a whole lot easier to accomplish when your home is under 1000 sq feet. I probably wouldn’t recommend Task Specific Cleaning to those of you in a 3000 sq ft foot home – although if you want some great cardio – go for it!!!

In order to get started I listed items that need cleaning in each room and then listed the specific tasks that are required to clean those items.

Let’s begin with everyone’s favorite (insert sarcasm here):

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7 Astoundingly Epic Road Trip Splurges

7 Astoundingly Epic Road Trip Splurges

Since my last post How To Love Going On Road Trips With Your Baby just a mere three days ago my hubby and I added another Road Trip to our calendar. I’m super excited about all the fun things we have planned this year. In order to prep the way only a true Organized Mother can prep, I began to envision my road trip must haves. The more I thought about it the more I realized we already have some pretty amazing things that we have been using all these years.

In no particular order I have listed items that we have splurged on in the past to make our road trips top notch. In today’s post I am listing 7 Astoundingly Epic Road Trip Splurges. When you see the list below you will not know how you ever traveled without them! I know that I totally can’t.

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How To Spring Clean Your Baby’s Closet

How to Spring Clean Your Baby's Closet

Cleaning your closet versus cleaning a baby’s closet is vastly different. For instance a baby is changing sizes every few months. We as adults don’t fluctuate all that often unless we are pregnant or dieting. In addition babies unlike adults are receiving clothes as gifts all the time from grandparents, neighbors, friends and from your late night impulse purchases. Lastly unlike adults who probably have 30-40 staples in their wardrobe, babies can have a 100 or so items. It gets to be a little daunting sorting through everything just to put an outfit together.

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Organizing Laundry Day. How I Learned to Love the Ultimate Chore

Organizing Laundry Day. How I Learned to Love the Ultimate Chore

This post contains affiliate links, which means that at no additional cost to you I may receive a small commission if you purchase an item using my links. I however will only recommend items that I have in fact used and love.

Like most of you (at least I’m hoping I’m not alone) I dreaded doing the laundry. That is until I slowly started creating a system. Over the years my system became routine. So routine that it in fact it became enjoyable.

Before I begin I am making the assumption that you are the only person in your household that does laundry. I do Morgan’s and Austin’s laundry as well as my own. On occasion when I dress up ours cats (George and Jax) for the holidays I have to do their laundry as well.

Thinking about ways in which I organize my life I realized that my laundry system has 5 key actions which I would love to share with you. Below you will find the 5 actions that you can take to turn the mundane chore of laundry into an actual joy.

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