I hope you all had a nice Easter weekend! We ended up going to a friend’s house for Easter dinner so I got ham instead of pizza after all! I was on salad duty. Easy and done. Good things come to those who slack off.
Kind of. ;)
We’re getting back into the swing of things around here after a fun week in Kauai for Spring Break. Not a bad view right!? Take me back! We met my sister and her family there and it was so nice getting away and spending time with family. I was supposed to be going in for knee surgery as soon as we got back from our trip, but because of a few other things that came up I ended up having to re-schedule my surgery. I’m kind of bummed because I was ready to get it done and behind me, but also happy that I’m not spending this spring/summer on crutches. Silver lining for sure! I’ve decided that I’m going to make the most of this extra time I have (that I thought I would be spending in bed!) by wrapping up some organizing and other un-finished projects around my house.
I know you’re all very surprised by that decision. Ha.
I did two things today that instantly made me happy. First, I planned out our summer. I always print out my June/July/August calendar pages (in my printable library.. you can download them here). We use our on-line calendars for every day things, but I like to visually see what’s going on during the summer months. We finalized all of our travel plans snd I signed Kole up for a few summer camps. It feels good to have that done because it will be a busy summer for us and all of the things going on during those months were swirling around in my head. Now it’s organized and written down on paper and planned and I can forget about it!
The second thing I did was print out my “20 Easy Ways to Spring Clean” list. I shared a Spring Cleaning list a few years ago and I’m sharing it again with a few inspo. pics! If you want to instantly feel better about your home print my Spring Cleaning list (link is also at the end of this post.) Then pick one item to tackle each day! It’s so easy and fun and you will feel amazing when this list is complete and checked off!
Here we go!
20 EASY WAYS TO SPRING CLEAN
1 – Toss any old medicine in your medicine cabinet.
2 – Clean out the glove compartment in your car.
3 – Wipe out your fridge and freezer.
4 – Clean out and donate any clothes you didn’t wear over the winter or last spring.
5 – Organize the apps on your cell phone (delete any you can!).
6 – Wipe out and organize your make-up drawer.
7 – Buy a new throw or pillow to brighten up your couch. My recent favorite pillows are all linked in this post and several are on sale!
8 – Toss cleaning products that are expired or that you don’t use anymore.
9 – Clean out your purse and buy a new one if it’s old/dirty. I wrote a post on purse organization here. Nothing like a clean purse! If you’re looking for a new purse of course I love Madewell totes! Here are a few others I’m crushing on at the moment..
Also my cute half moon bag is still in stock in green!
10 – Splurge on flowers. Real flowers..
or faux! In my opinion faux flowers make a better splurge because they are a gift that keeps on giving! (Table details are in this post.)
11 – Pick a closet that’s driving you crazy and clean it out.
12 – Sweep your porch and add some plants, flowers, a new rug and/or a wreath.
I rounded up some fun spring doormats if you’re working on your porch too. They are all so happy!
13 – Organize a junk drawer.
14 – Print new pictures to display around your house. (I’m working on this one now!)
15 – Toss/donate/replace old bathroom rugs.
16 – Clean out your bedroom nightstands.
17 – Organize your computer desktop and folders.
18 – Donate old blankets you never use.
19 – Spray off and clean your patio furniture. I wrote a post on how I clean my outdoor furniture cushions here!
20 – Last but not least.. organize a kitchen drawer or cupboard that is usually a mess.
You can print out my Spring Cleaning checklist HERE and get started today! Feels so good. :) Below are some of my go-to favorites for cleaning and organizing. Bring on spring! We’re all going to have the cleanest houses on the block!
Just in time for kids to get out of school and destroy them again.