Holidays Out, Cleaning In

Holidays Out Cleaning In

Ahhhhh, do you hear that… wait for it… it’s the sound of parents of young children collectively sighing in relief that the marathon of candy & present-laden holidays has ended. I was standing around the ole’ swing set this morning at preschool drop-off and it was as if the other moms and dads were just waiting for someone to say it, so I did – Who’s excited to not have to buy any more toys, bags of candy and explain mythical holiday creatures and how they relate to religious traditions or historical traditions?! Am I right?!

Okay, so that’s not exactly what I said, but I edited for profanity. Don’t worry, this isn’t another rant along the lines of my St. Patrick’s Day Rant. No sense harping on it – there are 212 days until Halloween (if there is a holiday in between now and Halloween that we celebrate with candy that I am forgetting, just don’t tell me – let me live in blissful ignorance) and in the mean time we can all get back to focusing on non-holiday things… like CLEANING AND ORGANIZING! Two of my favorite things!

It is spring after all (I know seasons aren’t capitalized but dammit if I don’t want spring to be capitalized. I am just itching to do it.), and spring is a great time to get organized and do some deep cleaning (huh… that sounded more fun in my head). It’s also a good time to check the batteries in your smoke alarms and flip your mattresses FYI. And don’t forget to clean out your garden and start your spring garden if you haven’t already. In need of some garden inspiration? Check out this DIY Whiskey Barrel Strawberry Planter. And I must mention that my Paint Stick Garden Markers from last year are still looking great! I’d write more on one of my favorite topics if I wasn’t a bit dizzy from scrubbing the bathroom tiles with a toothbrush so in the meantime enjoy two of my posts on Untrained Housewife:

How to De-Clutter Your Closet

How to De-Clutter Your Closet – this actually went better than expected, and I was able to donate a large amount of clothes and accessories that I had no use for any longer.

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Kitchen Cleaning Guide

Kitchen Cleaning Guide – No one really loves cleaning the kitchen, but at least make it easier on yourself.

Happy Cleaning everyone!