Clean those Random Things – It’s Time

I love fall cleaning.

Okay, I do not love it, but it IS when I prefer to handle the seasonal cleaning.

With MyChild’s birthday in November, Christmas in December, several houseguests throughout the fall/winter season, and the inevitable growth spurt right AFTER school starts, I tend to do a massive overhaul of our house.

If you want a guide for how to tackle your entire house, I recommend White House Black Shutter’s 40 bags in 40 days Challenge. I have done it in the past, but by the time we get to the spring/Lent season, I’ve already purged so much (after the influx of presents) that I cannot get to that magical 40 number.

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As I become a whirling dervish of a cleaning

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I start to take stock of the things that haven’t been cleaned in too long.

I try to keep track throughout the year, but stuff happens.

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Here’s a short list for you to ask yourself about.

Be honest. You don’t have to tell anyone else, but…

Sandy Kay - Cleaning Flatlay1. Makeup Brushes

You know you should do this more often. I know I should.

Take the five minutes on Saturday morning to clean your brushes.

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Your face will be so happy!

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2. Keyboard and Mouse

At home or in your office.

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I try not to think about the germs that might be on my desk at work

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Take a Clorox wipe and give both a swipe.

3. Electronics at home

The remote. Your kids tablets. The video game controllers.

Oh, the germs.

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Disinfect!

4. Under the Refrigerator

WHO actually thinks of this one on a regular basis?!?!

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Best tip I ever saw was from Pinterest – use an empty paper towel/wrapping paper tube with your vacuum to get way under there. The way my fridge is set up, I have to do a LOT of maneuvering, but it’s so satisfying.

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5. Your PHONE

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Go ahead. Just think about ALL the places you put down your phone. And then you put it on your FACE.

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If I’m being really good, I’ll use rubbing alcohol. If I’m being honest, I usually use a Clorox wipe.

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Just be careful not to get too much moisture in any of the ports.

Also, my Samsung Galaxy Note 8+ is water resistant. Don’t try this if yours isn’t up to the moisture.

 

What is something obscure you think we all should take a moment to clean?

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