Have you started your Spring Cleaning? Before getting started with spring cleaning, check to see if you have all your cleaning supplies handy. I have created a simple printable for seven homemade green cleaning products you can make for only pennies. No need to run out to the store and buy anything special. Adding a few drops of essential oils increases the effectiveness of the cleaner and allows to add fragrance to the cleaner. Plus I am sharing a few tips on how to keep your home clean everyday.
7 Homemade Green Cleaning Products
Tips to Keep Your House Clean Everyday
One of the best ways to clean effectively is to break up the cleaning into separate parts. First declutter the counter tops and surfaces. Go through piles of paper. Take some time and file them. Throw out trash items. This is a constant challenge for me, since my counter top is my catchall spot. Once the surfaces are clear of clutter, it takes no time to wipe them down to sanitize the surface with homemade green cleaning products. Try to keep up with this daily, but if not designate a day to clean off those counter tops.
To tackle the larger rooms can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Take each room and break it up into sections. First declutter surfaces and put things away. Use baskets for toys, since the little ones can help with this part. Spring cleaning is a good time to go through the toy box and get rid of any toys they have outgrown or no longer play with. After the surfaces are clean, it is easy to wipe them down. Once the floors are free from toys, then vacuum or mop the floor.
Once things are organized and have a place, it is so much easier to keep it that way. Tell everyone your system and make sure they follow it. It does no good if only you know where something goes. It will never find its way back home, and you will still end up have to clean it up yourself. Get everyone on board and make it a daily routine to pick up. Take 15 minutes before bed to play cleanup and make it a game. Use labels to help remind everyone of your system. If your children can’t read, use pictures to put on the outside of baskets and bins to help them.