It’s the first week back to reality for me! LOL!! I had SUCH an amazing couple of weeks off, hanging out with friends and family and soaking up all of the celebrations from Christmas to my birthday. Well, the party is over, everyone … LOL! It’s time to get back to the grind and finally get my house in order after all of the holiday fun!! If you know me, you’ll know that I LOVE organizing and getting our house all nice and tidy. When our house is clean and everything is in its proper place, I feel SO GOOD! I’m sure many of you can relate to this so today I thought I would share 5 of my favourite cleaning tips with you that will help refresh your home this year!
1. One Room at a Time
Cleaning can seem like a daunting task when you think you have to clean the ENTIRE house so you have to change your thoughts and maybe lower the bar a little! My mom always taught me to clean one room at a time. Just like you’re supposed to take life day by day, do the same thing when it comes to cleaning, room by room. If you only have one space to focus on it seems less intimidating. I find I do a wayyyy better job when I isolate my focus rather than running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get IT ALLLLLL DONE in one go!
2. Lift Everything off the Ground
The first thing I like to do when I start cleaning in one room is to lift EVERYTHING up off of the ground and get it out of the room. Generally, after the holiday’s I find that each and every room is cluttered and filled with items that don’t belong in that room. This is a quick and simple process if you bring three bins into the room with you. One bin is for garbage and recycling, one bin is for items that need to be moved to another room, and the last bin is for items that can either be donated or sold.
Once all of your bins are filled up, move them to the side and make sure all of your counters are clear so you can start cleaning!! Don’t forget to sort and clean out all three of your bins before proceeding to the next room!
3. Start High then Low
We all know that little dust bunnies like to accumulate everywhere so I like to start cleaning up high then go low so dust and dirt have a chance to fall on the ground before I clean the floors! If you clean high then low chances are you won’t be doubling up on work!
4. Do Your Floors Last
I have OCD when it comes to cleaning our floors! LOL! Before I leave one room I like to do a quick vacuum on the floors which includes getting into the corners and going along the baseboards. We use the Dyson V11 in our home and we’re obsessed with it. Not only is it cordless but it also has a canister that can be easily emptied when full (am I the only one who loves to inspect all of the dirt and hair my vacuum picKs up!? LOL!). The Dyson V11 also comes with a bunch of handy attachments that REALLY help you get down and dirty when cleaning!
Once I’m done my quick floor clean using Eco Mode in all of my rooms I like to go BACK into each room and do one final vacuum using the Auto mode for a deep clean before I wash all of the floors! This mode automatically adjusts suction power depending on your floor type and saves the battery, so I have more than enough to do my whole home TWICE!
Pssstttt … I have some really exciting news for you! Dyson has offered to give FIVE LUCKY WINNERS their very own Dyson V11!! All you have to do is enter via my Instagram post and follow all of the steps! We will randomly select and announce all five winners on my Instagram page on Tuesday, January 14th!
5. Have Fun
Let’s be honest, I can think of 10,000 other things I would prefer to do other than cleaning and organizing our house but it’s also something that has to be done sooooo why not have fun with it?! Crank up the music (I prefer 80’s tunes or Country!) and whip up a nice hot coffee … or, pour yourself a big glass of wine and get movin! Don’t forget to stop for a mini dance party in between dusting and vacuuming … or heck, dance with your Dyson like I do! LOL!
Thank you Dyson for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own.