Day #5 – Busy Mom’s Spring Cleaning Challenge


Day #5’s challenge is to Wash your Area Rugs.  Gather all the rugs from your bathrooms, kitchen, and entryways and stick them in the washer.  Be sure to set your dryer on medium heat so the rubber on the underside doesn’t melt.

Be sure and comment below when you finish!  I will be posting before and after pictures of each task on my facebook page (some tasks will show a more obvious difference than others).  I’d be thrilled if you’d join me.

Extra Credit ideas for the Super-Motivated:

Shake out and sweep off your outdoor welcome mats!

To find a complete list of upcoming challenges and see the prizes waiting for you at the end, check out this post.

day 1

36 thoughts on “Day #5 – Busy Mom’s Spring Cleaning Challenge

  1. Kaylee Trammell says:

    We are heading to my mom’s house to spend some time there today, so I had to get a move on and finish the rugs early. 🙂 All done here.

  2. Candice says:

    All finished! I love checking these tasks off mt daily to do list 🙂

  3. Alina says:

    Done and done! I only have three rugs so it didn’t take too long 🙂

  4. MamaFlew17 says:

    Hee hee hee… No area rugs to clean & welcome mat was easy! Yippee! Done!

  5. Alli says:

    Done and done. I did day 4 too but forgot to post. I am loving this and it keeps me moving each day.

  6. Sarah says:

    Done! Love the fluffiness when they are freshly cleaned….too bad it doesn’t last!

  7. Taryn says:

    Done! What a difference it makes!

  8. Beth S. says:

    6 rugs done here. 🙂

  9. Carrie M says:

    Didn’t get it done today, but I will tomorrow.

  10. Megan Whitmer says:

    I did it. And I did the extra credit too. oh my goodness did those outside mats need shaking. Thanks for the reminder

  11. Carrie M says:

    Done and air drying!

  12. Sarah moser says:

    All done, forgot to post yesterday, I would do the outside, but they are frozen solid to my steps 🙂 def a spring job

  13. Becke says:

    done, a day late, but done 😀

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  15. H says:

    I have been putting this off for a couple of weeks since I am afraid the rubber backing will come off. I guess I will throw them in the washer and if it does it will be time to buy new ones (they are definitely not new).

  16. Jillian says:

    Done! So glad there’s a catch up day!

  17. gailmasinda says:

    Done — and I am thankful for the easier task (at my house, anyway).

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  20. Stephanie says:

    Done 😀

  21. tessfull2 says:

    Area rugs washed. I had to take them to my mom’s house to wash b/c mine are the foamy kind and need a front load washing machine.

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