It started out well...I had this spring cleaning printable from Clutterbug that I put in a clear sheet and marked out everything that I had recently done or didn't apply to my space.
I liked the idea of cleaning from top to bottom, and one of my main goals was to get all the ceiling fans cleaned. I then dressed for the occasion, workout leggings and an oversized T. I lit a candle in the Kitchen and began to confront the first step-the kitchen. I liked that she starts with dishes, as it is my least favorite thing to do, and once it's done, I feel like I can do anything! Unfortunately that is also where things started to derail.
I do want to share my recent cleaning routine, as it's been a game changer with how I keep up my house, but since I was out of my normal schedule I started to get distracted. Dirty kitchen towels reminded me of laundry, laundry reminded me of needing to change my sheets (dishes were done by this point, and turning the mattress was on the list), Baby Girl got fussy and wanted a nap, but I decided to clean the fans before that happened. I got that done and cleaned the windows while she napped. I almost finished, before I realized that I needed to get my crock-pot meal started.
I had this picture taken, ready to couple it with the end result. However, my husband disliked it so much that he wound up going to Sonic to get something to eat. Oops. Instead I'll give you a link to one of our favorite Crock-pot meals, that's easy to put together, and you can add broccoli or your favorite veggie to complete the meal. This one is tried and true, as opposed to what we actually had for dinner.
The rest of the day seemed to be a series of distractions, where I managed to get *most* fans cleaned, and *most* windows washed, but everything seemed to only be half done. Anyone have a day like that? I am still thankful the things that got done, did get done. The rest of my fall cleaning might have to be finished another day.
Before I finish, I do want to talk about some of my favorite cleaners from Grove. Using this link you can get free products with your first time purchase. I also get $10 off my next order, so win/win!
Grove has introduced their new fall scented Mrs. Meyers products. I have the Spiced Pumpkin scent, which I didn't know if I liked at first, but it seems to have grown on me. I have heard amazing things about the Acorn Scent though.
My favorite products, though, are almost anything Method- the bathroom spray, and the degreaser . Also, my Grove brand window cleaner made cleaning the windows a breeze and I love cleaning my floors with their floor spray. A miss for me was the tile and tub cleaner. I much prefer the Method bathroom spray which really is an all-in-one spray. This makes my minimalist wannabe self very happy!
Here is the link to where you can look for yourself. If it is your first time to purchase, you get a free 5 piece set! The amazing scents and lit candle did get me into the cleaning mood, no matter how half done all that cleaning was!