Remember a while ago when we shared a few organization projects you could tackle over the weekend? Well, like it or not, your days off are also a great time to catch up on some much-needed cleaning. So, today I’ve got six different cleaning projects you can cross of your list this weekend. Grab your duster and vacuum and get ready for your home to sparkle! You can relax when you’re done — I promise.
1. Dust Fans
You don’t need me to tell you that the varying fans in your home can get pretty disgusting in a hurry. Take one quick look up, and you’ll see for yourself. So, take some time to dust your ceiling fans and wipe off your bathroom fans this weekend. While you’re at it, make sure to tackle the fan above your oven too!
2. Wash Window Treatments
Curtains and blinds are another dust magnet in your home. Take all of your curtains down off the rod and throw them in the washing machine. If you have blinds, take a cloth or duster to remove the layer of dust and grime that has built up on the individual slats. If you’re feeling extra ambitious, you can wash your windows too!
3. Wipe Down Baseboards
Speaking of dust magnets, have you ever bothered to look at how dusty your baseboards are? If not, I highly suggest that you wipe those down this weekend. However, be forewarned that this project might take a little bit of time. Not only do you need to wipe off all of your trim, but you’ll also probably want to run the vacuum once you’re done.
4. Disinfect Light Switches
If you take even a second to think about how many people have touched your light switches in the past few months, you’ll probably never want to use them again. So, grab some disinfecting wipes and wash all of those down this weekend. If you’re feeling particularly germaphobic, you’ll probably want to wipe your doorknobs and cabinet handles off too.
5. Hose Down Garbage Cans
What do you put in a garbage can? Trash. So, it comes as no surprise that they can get pretty disgusting and smelly. This weekend, take out the trash bags, head outside, and hose down your bins with some soapy water. You can do this for all of your inside trash receptacles, as well as the big bins you put on the side of the curb! Just don’t be surprised when they’re dirty again in a week.
6. Wash Pet Bowls
If you’re the proud owner of a cat or dog, you probably have food and water bowls laying around for them. Sure, your pet bowls don’t need to be pristine. But, you also don’t want them to be slobbery, sticky messes. Empty out the bowls and wash them in the sink or run them through the dishwasher. Fido will appreciate it!
The weekend is a great time to kick back and relax — but you can also spare a few hours to clean up a few areas of your home. Tackle a few of these projects this weekend, and you’ll feel extra accomplished (and clean!) when Monday rolls around.
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