Kitchen Floor Cleaning

Kitchen Floor Cleaning

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been a little bit busy with the kids and trying to keep up with my cleaning schedule (it’s not going so well). This weekend, while I decided to be productive, I also did a couple DIY projects; from starting the end of the year teacher presents to a total improvised kitchen floor cleaning…(see more below):

Over┬áthe weekend, I absolutely had to clean my kitchen floors (I haven’t been sticking to my own schedule) and I realized I ran out of cleaning solutions…but NO WORRIES. Amazon is just a click away and I ordered my favorite natural cleaner. I use 1/2 of the bottle when I wash my floors, but I also use it for counter tops, windows, etc. It smells amazing….but prime wouldn’t get it to me until today; and my floors needed to be clean. Luckily, I had distilled vinegar (my secret sauce!). I normally like to use a splash of this anyway when I wash my floor, because the smell + results always look fantastic This is the first time I had to use it by itself, and luckily, I had used it in the past, so I wasn’t so weary. An hour or so later, the floors we’re cleaned and I as exhausted…but it was done.

Fast forward to Saturday; it down poured and they got dirty again. Oh well, that’s the nature of having kids who like to jump in muddle puddles outside!

And then I decided to tackle the play room project – which has needed to get done for a while; painted, installed the day bed, and while it still has some work to do, I’m pretty happy with the progress.

What is your favorite secret cleaning solution? Is it store brought? Is it something you magically found online, or just whipped up one day but it smells fantastic let me know! My kids are sensitive so I am always looking to go 100% natural and if I can create it myself; even better!

Thank you to Spots & Dots Cleaning for sponsoring this post. They offer amazing deals for Carpet Cleaning Philadelphia and have a ton of tips and tricks for you to use on your home in between cleanings as well.

Cleaning Schedule

Cleaning Schedule

So I’ve been trying to come up with a cleaning schedule that works for me to share with you guys because with a full house – it always seems to be the last thing on my “to-do” list.

However, I find that if I do one room a day/or task a day, it seems to help. For example, this has been working for me so far (attachment below), feel free to use, or tweek if needed. I printed it out, laminated it and change it based on my week.

For me, earlier in the week, while it is the busiest, I find myself having the most energy, so I tend to focus on the bigger tasks: kitchen, bathrooms, etc. This works best for me, but if I am doing the kitchen, its the entire kitchen: vacuuming, washing the floors, dishes, counter tops the whole 9…

Secondly, I make sure I incentive my kids to clean up = clean up/to do charts. Obviously, its not “chores” but they earn stars, enough stars at the end of the week, they get a special gift or thing, sometimes its watching their favorite movie, or my daughter favorite, a sleepover in Mommy’s room ­čÖé If you want me to share this with you guys, let me know, but I might use it for a future post on how to get your kids involved in cleaning, and the DIY Cleaning supplies they can help you make!

This helps me 1) teach them the importance of cleaning up, 2) having structure for them, 3) cleans up the little things which allows me to focus on the big things.

I find it’s all about organization and having your week laid out for you on where and what you want to clean, but with the flexibility of being able to change it based on your schedule is huge.

Please feel free to use the cleaning schedule document, and let me know how it works for you.

If you have any suggestions feel free to let me know and I will continue to share things that I have found to work for me and my family.

Welcome to….Dishin the Dirt!

Welcome to….Dishin the Dirt!

Hi guys, Hazel here!

This is my first post, and just wanted to let you know I have some great stuff coming up on this blog.

I have started drafting up great quality stuff for you about a couple different topics:

– Why I use ECO Friendly products and providers?
– DIY Cleaning products
– Alternatives to big name brands for cleaning supplies
– How to determine the right cleaning company to hire: maid service, carpet cleaning, gutters, etc.
– My Cleaning Schedule (including Chart)
– And honestly probably a bunch of cool things I do with my kids to get messy…because hey, getting dirty is kinda fun too!

If there is anything you guys want me to dive into, interested in, products you want me to test, or things you want me to test/make and give feedback, let me know!