March ushers in the start of spring and that means that spring cleaning is on everyone’s mind. With temperatures rising, it’s time to air out our homes after the long winter, knock out the dust and refresh the home with a good cleaning. There’s a good chance that your home already has the cleaning products you need in order to perform your spring cleaning. While cleaning occurs regularly around the year, spring cleaning is a bit different. It’s not just a quick wipe down of surfaces, it’s a deep cleaning that really gets every bit of dirt from every nook and cranny. That’s why the March Use It Up Challenge is all about using up those cleaning supplies. It’s time to gather your products, create a game plan and get your home clean and ready for the spring.
March Use It Up Challenge
Where to start?
The point of the Use It Up Challenge is to reduce what is in our homes by using those items. It’s a way to declutter while getting the most of those items.
First up, gather up all of your cleaning supplies. This includes any products, sponges, cloths and anything else you need.
Next, make a plan. What room will you do first? Which products and items will you need for it? Do this for each room, making an action plan of what you will clean and what is required for it. This will make the entire process go smoothly.
Since the focus of this challenge is to use up what we have, try to prioritize the products that are running low. Use those first and then try to finish your spring cleaning with your remaining products. This way, you can use up what it’s the house and avoid running to the store.
What I’m using up?
If everything goes well, I plan to use up as much of our cleaning supplies as possible. A lot of the bottles are already getting low, so this shouldn’t be too hard. Between the regular cleaning and the deep cleaning that comes with spring, it’s easy to go through a decent amount of these products.
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Tile cleaner
- Mr. Clean
- Homemade vinegar cleaner
As you can see, we don’t use a ton of cleaning products. I prefer ones that are multi-purpose so I don’t have to grab half a dozen items to clean. At this point, I actually prefer to use homemade vinegar cleaner for most of the cleaning. Hopefully, once this month is over I will have used up the other products allowing myself to par down to using less in the future.
Are you joining me for the March Use It Up Challenge? Let’s work together to clean our houses and welcome the spring. Don’t forget, to keep up with the previous month’s challenges as well. Though there is a focus on each month, using the items is not restricted to a single month.