Friday, April 18, 2008

Spring Cleaning...The Finale.

This will be my last blog on spring cleaning. I know, don't cry. But, I do have some more great tips to offer you from Sarah. Here's what she had to say...

"I am naturally a "weeks-between-moppings" girl too, but I've found some help in FlyLady - she has the same idea you do - break it up over the week and keep it manageable. I have been using a bottle of 1/2 white vinegar, 1/2 water as my all-purpose cleaner. It works great on kitchen surfaces and bathrooms (even the toilet!) It's a natural disinfectant and the vinegar smell goes away quickly. A few other things I've liked lately: put a whole lemon rind down the garbage disposal and it cleans and freshens everything. The baking soda thing is great - better than soft scrub! Also, I went to Target and bought 2 bins. Then I split all Juli's toys and books and stuffed animals in to 3 piles. I packed up two of them and left the other in the room. For anyone who doesn't already do this, it's a lifesaver. The room stays so much more organized, and somehow the toys I left out seem so much more interesting to Juli. And then, in a month or two, I'll bring out one of the bins and switch it with the toys that are out: Voila! New toys!"

Thank you Sarah for your great tips. I'm all about sorting and swapping toys, we do that quite often. Somtimes I give A some of her brothers toys and vice versa. She loves to play with his cars and he enjoys some of her "little people" figures. I also like the lemon in the disposal idea. I do not currently have a disposal but, I did when we had an apartment. Great ideas!!

Well folks, hope some of the tips helped you out. This weekend we are celebrating A's 2nd birthday so by next week I should have some pics to show you. Have a lovely weekend!

1 comment:

bethany said...

Those a great tips from Sarah! I used to clean my bathtubs with straight vinegar...worked like a charm (just needed some elbow grease). Since then, I've found a shower cleaner that I love even more, but I can't remember the name of it...and it's probably not as environmentally friendly as vinegar. :) I like to use vinegar in my washing machine to clean my shower curtain liners, too.

Baking soda and vinegar can do wonders on just about anything!

My mom also just gave me a grapefruit rind to put in my garbage disposal, so I'm going to try that out.