I’m putting off Spring Cleaning

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Today is the first day of Spring can you believe it? It’s so cold at the moment here on the Gold Coast, I can’t wait for it to warm up so it can officially feel like Spring! I love spring usually it’s not too hot, not too cold, the fresh air is beautiful and the weather is usually amazing here! Spring is usually the time of year that we begin to enjoy the warmer weather, open up some windows and clean up after winter and start spring cleaning!

So I’m cheating, I have actually typed up this blog post earlier in the week as I am over in the glorious Maldives right now! Shortly after I return my kids will be on school holidays and I plan on making the most of these holidays getting out and about in the fresh air, visiting friends but mostly the kids have been studying really hard and long hours at school so relaxing is a must! I don’t want to be fussing over cleaning while they are on holidays so I am putting my Spring Cleaning off till they go back to school. I’ll be making a start in October, and slowly working my way through the house, so it will be beautifully clean from top to bottom just in time for Christmas holidays!

Some of the tasks so far on my to-do list are things such as:

  • Give the fridge a good clean out
  • Empty out the pantry, clean the shelves and re-organise it
  • Clean all the skirting boards
  • Clean all the internal windows
  • Change wardrobes from winter clothes to summer clothes

I’ll continue adding to my to-do list, of all the areas of the house that are bugging me and would like to clean, declutter and/or organise. Below I’m using my new A5 “Things to-do notepad”, it’s available in my shop here.

Do you spring clean? I'm putting mine off for a little bit, read more.

What areas of the home do you need to clean/organise?

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16 comments

Moyra Gaunt September 1, 2017 - 7:15 PM

Window cleaning is my bugbear. I am on cancer treatment and I do not have the energy to do them.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 4, 2017 - 11:50 AM

Sorry to hear Moyra. Perhaps one day at a time, one window at a time.

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Amy September 1, 2017 - 9:17 PM

I struggle sorting my children’s clothing from season to season and also storing clothes that are passed down from my eldest to youngest. I dread this task! Any tips would be wonderful! Thank you

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Vicki September 2, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Same, Amy! They grow so fast that I can’t keep up! They’re going through clothes & shoes every 6 months or so. It’s crazy! And my own clothes too. I’ve dropped two sizes & I really need to cull a heap of clothes!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 4, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Amy & Lisa I noticed you have the same query about tips when it comes to sorting the children’s clothing from season to season. Stay tuned… Some tips and tasks will be posted soon!

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Liz September 1, 2017 - 10:27 PM

My main areas where I struggle is storing clothing between seasons for my family of 7, stuff that’s been handed down from one child to another & my kitchen cupboards & pantry.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 5, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Have you tried the plastic tubs. Label what size clothing is in there and pop away on a shelf until you need them for the next sibling

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Tracy September 2, 2017 - 5:31 AM

I’m waiting until the September school holidays for my next decluttering project – I have an assignment to submit, portfolios to complete and parent-teacher interviews to conduct over the next 3 weeks. No space for anything else! But my project is to declutter the shoes in the bottom of my wardrobe and a whole bunch of textbooks from when dh and I were at school (30+ years ago!). The Diabetes Foundation will come and collect your stuff from your house, so all you have to do is drag it outside to your front porch. I’m all in for that!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 5, 2017 - 9:24 AM

That’s great Tracy. It’s lovely to be able to give back to someone.
Prioritising is certainly the key !

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Rebecca September 2, 2017 - 2:11 PM

I find this ‘inbetween” weather is an ideal time to give all the ceiling and pedestal fans/ coolers etc. a really good clean- I still absolutely loath this task but if done now I’m not doing it in the heat. Also fluff, dust & goodness knows what else flies around the room when they get switched on if they’re still dirty- making mess on a clean room- yuk.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 4, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Yes true!! Get onto those fans while its cooler ?

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Lisa September 2, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Our house was flooded in April. The insurance company have been great and all the repairs are almost complete but the whole house is in chaos and quite frankly I don’t know where to start. I’m normally a neat freak so this is all totally overwhelming
And it’s difficult when I have to fit it around work commitments

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 4, 2017 - 11:52 AM

Glad to hear your home is almost complete.

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Michelle September 3, 2017 - 12:18 PM

In the United States we are going into fall and will be getting things ready for winter. I love fall as much as spring. I live in Kansas City Missouri in the middle of the country. We will have some hot days and the nights will start to get cooler. Time to think about getting the winter clothes out for me.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 4, 2017 - 11:53 AM

Oh yes Michelle!! Enjoy that beautiful winter weather coming your way

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