Week #2 of Deep Cleaning {Spring Cleaning Challenge 2016}

This is the Week 2 of the Deep Cleaning phase of the Spring Cleaning Challenge. If you missed it, last week was Week 1 of Deep Cleaning. The Spring Cleaning Challenge is 5 weeks long:

  • Weeks 1-3 we will do Deep Cleaning,
  • Week 4 we will Jump-Start Maintenance Cleaning,
  • and Week 5 we will Reset our Cleaning Routines.

As a reminder –

FREE Resources to help

  • Subscribe to the blog to receive emails when a new blog post publishes, like the challenge tasks. Subscribe using the little subscription box (mobile users –> scroll to the bottom of the screen or desktop users –> it is on the top right sidebar).
  • Like the Mary Organizes Facebook page, because new challenge blog post links will be posted there, as well as other motivation throughout the week. (Facebook is funny – you may need to select “receive notifications from this page” to actually see the posts even if you like the page.)
  • Get motivated on Instagram. This is the place I post most candidly and in real-time. (Since Facebook purchased Instagram, you now have to select to receive those notifications as well – yay.)
  • Join the Mary Organizes Facebook group called Get Organized Today. This is an enormous and active group of people doing the challenge together. Have a question about something while you’re doing the challenge? Lots of people will have answers. It is an amazing group and the focus this year is on Loving our Homes. (**Please read and understand the rules so that you get to stay in the group. That group is thriving in part because of amazing moderators who put out fires most people never even notice burning. Not only that, each of them has a heart to help group members and can often be found supporting and encouraging. Thank you, ladies!)

More Help

There is also an optional Printable Pack available in my shop for anyone who needs a little more help. Purchasing this printable is absolutely not required to successfully Spring Clean with us, but I did work hard on making it a great supplemental resource for those who choose to purchase it.

The Printable Pack has:

  • a calendar of tasks,
  • checklists,
  • extra tips and advice that comes from a lot of experience,
  • summary descriptions on how to complete each task (some of these will also be available on the blog, but not all),
  • a Household Checklist (you’ll use this year-round for tracking annual maintenance),
  • Cleaning Routine Printable images,
  • and best of all, it puts all the information together in one place for easy access.

Buy your Spring Cleaning Challenge Printable Pack HERE.

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Deep Cleaning Week #2

This week you’ll really start to notice a cleaner feeling in the house. We are going to focus on some very commonly abused areas – the kitchen and bathrooms. Giving these areas a deep clean is also an important preparation for your Cleaning Routine. The first couple of weekly cleans when it has been a while take longer, so do a really thorough job now so that the up-keep is easier.

Monday & Tuesday – Kitchen {Deep Clean Kitchen Tutorial HERE.}

  • Clean Fridge (don’t forget under & behind, and if you’re wanting to be very thorough, go ahead and clean the coils on the back!)
  • Clean Microwave
  • Wipe Cabinets
  • Wipe Drawers
  • Wipe Counters
  • Clean Appliance Fronts
  • Wipe Walls & Baseboards
  • Clean Floors

Wednesday – Clean Jacuzzi Jets {See a blog post tutorial HERE.}

Thursday & Friday – Bathrooms (partially, the rest will come later)

  • Wipe Cabinets
  • Wipe Drawers
  • Wipe Counters
  • Wipe Walls & Baseboards
  • Clean Floors

Saturday – Catch-up! This is the day to do any of the tasks you were unable to complete during the week. It might be a long day, but it is even possible to do it all today if necessary.

Sunday – Rest

*Summary descriptions are in the printable pack and I’ll select some to also share on the blog.

Until Next Time …

Alright, things should be feeling a lot cleaner after this week. Get to it!!

Last week – Deep Cleaning Week #1.
Next up – Deep Cleaning Week #3.


Happy Spring Cleaning!


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4 thoughts on “Week #2 of Deep Cleaning {Spring Cleaning Challenge 2016}

  1. Perfect timing! Just yesterday I noticed the main floor half-bath walls had tons of (I hope) water spots all over them. I don’t even want to know what happened but glad I was going to be washing them anyway this week! Serendipitous. :)

        1. I personally use Shaklee’s Basic H in the all-purpose dilution (1/4 tsp to 16 oz water) most of the time, though if it is a wall known to be sensitive to washing, I’ll use the window-washing dilution (1-2 drops to 16 oz water).

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