Brrr…baby, it’s cold outside-which means ‘YAY’-snow day!
So, here are 5 things you can do in just an hour to sanitize, clean, and organize your life!
1. Run that dishwasher…but forget about the dishes.
This is a great time to grab tub toys, hairbrushes, soap dishes, pet toys, and etc. Check the playroom and grab toys that need a good clean and can be washed without damage.
Hit wash, and while we’re in your kitchen, lets hit another often forgotten about space –
2. Freshen that garbage disposal!
Think about all we throw down the garbage disposal, YUCK- right?
Now, how often do you give that same space a good clean?
I’m guessing not often…but no worries, the solution to giving it a quick refresh is probably sitting right there in your cabinet, and can be done in just a few simple and easy steps.
- Sprinkle half a cup of baking soda into your drain, add a cup of white vinegar and let that amazing cleaner do it’s magic. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Rinse with hot water and make sure you are running your garbage disposal. Then rinse with a little bleach and for a BONUS, add a lemon rind or cut up a lemon and toss it in. Now things should be smelling much fresher and we’re ready for item 3– so, grab that baking soda and follow me!
Talking about smelly places…is yours starting to feel a little um, musty, because of it being so closed up? Don’t worry, it happens to us all, but let’s take care of that too.
3. Time to “de-stink” your home.
OK, it’s time to put that awesome workhorse “baking soda” back to work. Now, sprinkle it anywhere you can vacuum.
Let sit for 15 minutes minimum, once the time is up, vacuum, and now…no more STINK!
***If you really want to step up your game, mix it with a teaspoon of cinnamon, and now you really have a winner!
Speaking of stinky…here’s your next item that often gets neglected…
4. Wipe down your purse.
I kind of find it remarkable that somehow in the busyness of living, the things we touch daily are the ones we rarely clean, and this one sees a lot of dirty places!
Just a few that come to mind…bathroom floors, car floors, office floors…and then it usually ends up on our counters or table at the end of the day! GROSS!
So, I think you would agree, it’s more than time to give this workhorse a quick clean!
This is easy to do!
Mix a solution of warm water and dish soap, dip a soft cloth into it, wring it out and wipe the exterior surfaces of the purse.
Use a second clean, damp cloth to wipe off the soap. Make sure you don’t use too much soap, remember, a little goes a long way!
Now, dry with a fresh towel and hang to dry!
5. Toss out those old magazines!
For goodness sake, just toss that pile of catalogs!
There are certain things you don’t need to think about before you get rid of them and this is one of them!
Clear off that nightstand, the pile on your desk, the kitchen counter…no questions asked, and feel the lightness of your free space in seconds!!!
(…and don’t forget to recycle!)
WELL, YOU DID IT…
In just about an hour you sanitized, cleaned, organized, and reclaimed some much- needed spaces in your life and home!
Now, go enjoy your snow day!