With all the craziness of both our work schedules the past couple of months, our apartment was starting to get out of control. Piles of junk everywhere. Unfinished projects. Dishes piled in the sink. But there was never enough time in the day to get it all done! Finally, enough was enough and I started making it a priority. I’d fallen off the cleaning wagon and needed to get back on.
About two weeks ago, I started getting up about 30 minutes earlier than normal. With that extra time in the morning I’ve been making an effort to do the little things I’d been ignoring in the rush of everyday life. I’ve been using my Tips on Cleaning in 20 Minutes a Day. Even if it was just 2-3 little things, it started to make a big difference.
Then when I started thinking about it, I realized that I had unknowingly started Spring Cleaning. My biological clock was telling me that it was time to air things out and start the season anew. I didn’t need a calendar or a schedule for my mind and body to know that it was time.
Here are a few new DIY eco-friendly household cleaner recipes that I’m going to give a try this weekend:
For a great blog with lots of helpful tips and eco-friendly cleaning product recipes, check out One Good Thing. Jillee has great tips like how to make your own eyeglass cleaner, DIY Swiffer Refills, and cleaning those nasty stove burner pans.
When I’m looking for tips on how to clean appliances, I head over to Ask Anna. She has great tutorials on how to clean between oven glass, how to clean your dishwasher, washing and waxing your vents to prevent dust buildup, and how to remove odours from high efficiency washers.