Spring Cleaning in 10 minutes

As part of BlogHer’s Life Well Lived Getting Organized community I get to share with you my answer to this week’s question! Pretty exciting, right!

So this week’s question….. What are your favorite spring cleaning tips? And do I have any to add to Alicia’s 10-minutes-or-less list?

Okay… I’ll admit it… like so many others I really do hate cleaning but what I love is when my house is clean, neat, and organized. But honestly it’s never like that. As a mom to 4 kids who works full time it seems like I rarely have the time that I need to get everything done. For a while I was constantly busy after working trying to get everything done but I finally realized that I am not superwoman and that I wanted to spend more time with my family, so I let some things go.

Here’s the best part of it all…. wwe hired someone to come in a few days a week to help out. I don’t know what I would do without her! The days that she is here to clean are my favorite days of the week to come home because I know that when I walk in the door everything will be perfectly clean and I won’t have to do a thing to before starting dinner (now if dinner were ready too I’d be in heaven)!

But there are somethings that I do myself and save those things for the weekends.

Bed & breakfast "Ma Résidence", suit...

Bed & breakfast "Ma Résidence", suite "Colonies", Tellin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Windows. By time winter is over and spring is upon us the windows are looking pretty nasty and in order to let all that much needed sunshine in the windows need to be cleaned. I hate cleaning them most of all because no matter how hard I try there are always streaks, but I’ve finally found that using newspaper and a mix of vinegar and water seem to do the trick. One or two windows a day take about 10 minutes and by the end of the week I can have all of them done in the house and if I’m lucky and can enlist the help of the kids we can have it done in a day!

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