Day #11 – Busy Mom’s Spring Cleaning Challenge

day11Today’s challenge is to Detail Clean your Hard Floors.  

I like to wait until the baby is down for a nap and then put an educational cartoon on for my toddler.  If your baby insists on staying awake, stick him or her in the baby wrap for extra multitasking points!  When you’re ready, get everything off your hard floors (chairs, rugs, trash cans) and give the floor a good, thorough sweeping.  If you have hard floors in other places in your home (bathrooms?), don’t forget to do those as well.  Then bring out the mop and bucket and give it all a good scrub down.

Go cuddle with your kids on the couch and watch cartoons with them (safely in the carpeted area) while the floors in your kitchen and bathrooms dry.  In 15-20 minutes, return the chairs and welcome mats to your shiny, jelly-stain free floors.  Don’t forget to be super proud of yourself.

Extra Credit Ideas for the Super Motivated:

You know the corners of the room that your mop just pushes dirt into because it can’t reach well?  Dampen a Q-tip or two and clean those out.  It will feel so nice to have every little corner clean!

To read up on our current challenge (and see the prizes waiting for you at the end), don’t forget to check out this post!

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15 thoughts on “Day #11 – Busy Mom’s Spring Cleaning Challenge

  1. Beth S. says:

    Jeff used to wash the floors at 8pm, when we were all upstairs in bed. Our breakthrough happened when a dear friend suggested I mop and the kids dry the floors with towels. It became a fun, crazy chore for us all ever since.

  2. tami says:

    I added a little vibegar to my soap n water to help give me more scrubbing power!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Unfortunately this does not apply to me. The apartment my husband and I rent is all carpeted. Even the kitchen and the bathroom are carpeted…

  4. Taryn says:

    This is my normal mopping day. Today I went a step further and cleaned behind furniture and under cabinets. Our whole house is hardwood!

  5. Sarah Moser says:

    I’m done we are mostly hard wood here ,so I did it yesterday when I did my carpet, everything all at once

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  7. Belita says:

    I’m done with the hard floors! Luckily I only have 3 small areas 🙂 Vacuuming the rest of the house is happening tomorrow O.o

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  9. Lauren johnson says:

    Finished! Yay for clean floors!

  10. Kaylee Trammell says:

    Whew…that one was a doozy for me. I finally finished tonight after the girls were up in their beds…I mopped them in. 🙂 But, it sure was nice to see their clean floor when I was turning the lights out!

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  12. Megan says:

    Did it. I’m doing it late because I cooked 36 freezer meals and then my baby got a fever for 5 days. So glad both of those are done with

  13. Alina says:

    Does it count if my hubby did this for me?! 😉 He knows how much I hate cleaning the kitchen floor! I am so grateful! He was on his hands and knees scrubbing away for me! I did the bathroom floors though!

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