There are plenty of people that just love to clean, I am not those people. Regardless if you like it or not a clean space is guaranteed to improve your overall mood and probably your sanity. As I write this I have laundry to fold , a dishwasher to empty and my office could use some love. But the bed is made, and there is laundry actually in process so I guess I am ahead (I’m ahead right? If not by the time cocktail hour rolls around I will be)
The cleaning bucket has to be one of the most brilliant things because you can have everything right where you need it at all times. Choose a bucket that is the right size for your space, my house is small but has a lot of different surfaces so I went with this medium oval bucket. Fill the bucket with all of the products to get your place sparkling.
Here is what is in mine:
Mrs. Meyers All Purpose Cleaner
When I was working in the kitchen at Bouchon in New York we would do a top to bottom clean at the end of every shift. Yes not at the end of the day but the end of EVERY shift! Needless to say I learned a few things doing all of that cleaning. One takeaway was working top down, start on the upper shelf, wipe down, clean reset and keep going until you reach the floor. If you have open shelving, bookcases or simply window mouldings start on those upper areas first and work your way down, the idea is that you won't be wasting time re cleaning anything.
I am writing this tip so I can take my own advice, divide and conquer. How many of us have been “cleaning” and we wind up on the floor looking at our highschool yearbook for 30 minutes only to look up ands realise that every room is in mid clean and your house look like you were robbed. (please tell me I'm not alone here, please) To avoid this and get to things much faster start and finish one room at a time and don't stop until that room is totally done.
I hope these tips inspired you to take on a good Spring clean, I'm no Marie Kondo but
I do appreciate a clean house. Please share ANY cleaning wisdom you might have so we can all get to work: