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Have you ever watched those television specials about all the germs that live in the weirdest places that you touch all of the time? Germs are everywhere and it is time to get yourself a FREE Printable Spring Clean Checklist. Just this week my oldest, who is 4 years old, was sick and throwing up. YUCK! Those germs usually spread like wild fire and go to every member of the house. I usually run around with my Lysol can and wipe and everything gets wiped down.
Did you know that the toilet bowl handle is cleaner than you kitchen faucet? In the US, 80% of kitchen faucets were found to be heavily contaminated/poor or unsatisfactory, compared to just 5% of toilet flush handles, despite these high levels of contamination, 70% of householders claimed they clean and disinfect their kitchen taps/faucets at least once a week! Are you reading this post from your cellphone? Well you would be happy to know that it’s cleaner than your refrigerator handle!
The Spring is the best time of year (besides always) to get down to the nitty gritty and try to do an all over Spring Clean! Lysol sent me a really great checklist that I also created in to a PRINTABLE checklist for you to print off and put on your fridge!
I suggest using their list and placing them in your calendar!
Spotless Spring Cleaning Checklist:
- Date Yourself: Set time in your smartphone calendar to hold yourself accountable for cleaning and reorganizing. This amount of time will be different for everyone depending on how much there is to get done, but book at least 15-30 minutes a day to start. Hold yourself accountable for the spring cleaning tasks you want to accomplish and get them done!
- Touchy Feely: Most of us don’t think of all of the things we are touching on a regular basis and yet seldom clean. Disinfect commonly touched surfaces like doorknobs, computer keyboards, remote controls and light switches, with LYSOL Disinfecting Wipes to remove 99.9% of germs.
- Donate: Start a donation bag and throw items in as a way to cut down on clutter around the home. Consider rewarding your children when they donate as a way to teach them responsibility with a great outcome.
- Down and Dirty: Hone in on the quick, small chores that you’ve been brushing aside all year, saying, “I’ll get to that later!” Examples include cleaning underneath heavy furniture to get rid of dust and lost bits of food, and wiping down the outdoor grill.
- Tidy Tubs: Prevent the reappearance of mildew and soap scum in the bathroom by wiping down the tub and glass doors after every use, or replace your basic showerhead with a detachable handle so you can easily spray it down. For the wipe down, a microfiber cloth works wonders! Just keep it nearby and wipe. The 20 seconds it takes to do this will save hours of deep scrubbing later.
- Trash the Trash: Make sure you throw out anything that could count as trash to start making room for the important things you want in your home. You should be throwing away trash every day and not letting it build up. Make it a habit to spray and wipe down your trash bin with LYSOL Power & Free Multi-Purpose Cleaner Trigger every time you take the trash out to prevent mildew and smells.
- Look Down: How are those floors looking? A little grimy? To maintain spotless floors, instil a “no shoes” policy in your home. Passing a small vacuum over your floors daily will prevent dust bunnies from multiplying – and don’t forget about those hard to reach places where dust, germs and hair collect.
Disclaimer: I was provided free Lysol products from Lysol.