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Make Spring Cleaning and Organization Fun with Mary Poppins


Mary Poppins made cleaning and organizing fun and so can you!  With the right tools and a little organizing and elbow work, you can have your home in tip top shape in no time at all! 

Here is a Spring cleaning check list to help you out along the way and some great tips ala Mary Poppins style down below!

Bathroom

- clean sink
- clean bathtub
- clean toilet
- clean mirrors
- scrub tiles
- wash windows
- wash walls
- clean and declutter medicine chest
- clean and declutter linen closet
- clean and declutter drawers
- clean floors
- clean baseboards
- clean or replace bathmat
- clean or replace rug
- clean or replace shower curtain
- other

Bedroom

- clean/purge/declutter closets
- clean/purge/declutter drawers (clothing and nightstand)
- clean/purge/declutter shoe rack
- inspect bedding and replace worn/ripped items
- flip mattress
- wash or replace bedding
- clean windows
- clean baseboards
- wash walls
- clean/ vaccuum flooring

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Kitchen

- clean/purge/declutter drawers
- clean/purge/declutter cabinets
- clean/purge/declutter refrigerator and freezer
- clean table
- inspect linens
- inspect dishes and utensils (toss chipped/cracked/worn)
- clean decor on walls and any other decor items
- wipe down counter tops
- polish cabinets
- clean stove and oven
- clean microwave
- wash walls
- clean windows
- clean curtains/blinds/shades
- clean baseboards
- clean floors

Living/Family Room

- dust/polish furniture
- clean electronics
- clean/purge/declutter cabinets
- clean/purge/declutter drawers
- clean/purge/declutter shelves
- clean/purge/declutter pet area/toys
- donate old magazines/books/items
- inspect pillows/blankets/curtains/furniture
- replace worn items
- clean stains or spots on furniture
- vacuum and shampoo rugs
- clean curtains/drapes
- clean shades/blinds



Print this list and check off chores as you complete them.  
Click this link to save this list:


Helpful Tips

Labels help you to organize containers that you can't see in.  Be sure to label all of your boxes and containers for easy access.


Chore charts are a great way to keep the kids on track.  Feel free to copy and print this Mary Poppins chore chart by right clicking on it and printing it. Click here to save and print this! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iyweidM8oFXhlDnHh_Wg-QAi87Q02uG92v96vZ6HOzI/edit?usp=sharing


Get fun letter stickers and make fun signs along with the kids, including signs with their names on them in an area you would like them to keep their things. This gives them a sense of accomplishment and also responsibility.

Keep some empty spray bottles in the home and make your own safe to use natural cleaning solutions.  A little vinegar and water goes a long way!  

Pour ½ cup white vinegar into a full-sized spray bottle. Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Fill the bottle with tepid water and shake well. Cover the vinegar scent by adding a few drops of essential oils.

Good gloves make a big difference.  These scrubby gloves are great for cleaning sinks, dishes and counter tops!


Scouring pads are perfect for stuck on messes, but make sure to get ones that don't scratch.  Test surfaces in an inconspicuous area first!


Keep a small caddy with note pads and pens handy so you can take messages and leave notes for your family.  They are also great for holding cell phones, keys and other items you don't want to misplace!


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Disclosure:  I received cleaning products to facilitate this post. I also received  digital download code of Mary Poppins and Mary Poppins Returns.

Comments

  1. i love having lists for things, they help to keep you organized , i also do certain things on certain days,a list helps remind me of the days I need to complete my tasks.

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  2. This is a great checklist. How cute are those gloves!

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  3. This is a great article! I need to do this more often. Lol

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