Day #26 – Busy Mom’s Spring Cleaning Challenge

day26Day #26 is another two-in-one!  The first task is to clean the often-icky kitchen trash can!

I know that with mine, things get tossed between the bag or leak out the bottom sometimes.  The results can be smelly without regular maintenance.  So grab a rag and some cleaner (even that baking soda paste with water would work) and give it a good wipe down, inside and out.  If you have an outdoor hose, that has proven the easiest place for me to clean ours.  Let the can dry and enjoy that knowledge that nothing is growing down there anymore.

Next, take a just slightly damp rag and clean the surfaces, keyboards, and screens of your most commonly used electronics.  Think laptops, cell phones, and television screens.  If your have any oily residue (perhaps on your cellphone) a little dab of soap on the rag might help cut through that.  Remember, not too much water!  I don’t want this challenge to be responsible for killing any of your techie things!

Don’t forget to comment below when you finish!

Extra Credit Ideas for the Super Motivated:

Clean out the other trash cans in your home.  You know, the ones in your bathroom, office, kids room…  Even the diaper pail! *gasp*

Also, take a rag to your electronic accessories, like your remotes or ipad/laptop/cell phone holders and chargers.

30 day


11 thoughts on “Day #26 – Busy Mom’s Spring Cleaning Challenge

  1. Jeanine says:

    Oh, I have loved, loved each of your day’s posts; I will have to print out each day’s tasks; the organization just makes me happy =) Although I am in a different season now; our youngest is 7 and oldest is 17 (of 5), I remember the days of ‘survival’ mode and wondering if this organized girl was ever going to be able to do more than just the very minimum again! =) But each season is wonderful, enjoy!

  2. Belita says:

    Kitchen trash can and electronics are done 🙂

  3. Taryn says:

    I cleaned the outside of our kitchen garbage cans. I will clean the inside once this rain passes and I can scrub them outside without an inside mess! I wiped down our electronics and cleaned all other trash cans inside and out!

  4. Candice says:

    finished 🙂

  5. Stephanie says:

    All done.

  6. Lauren Johnson says:

    Done! I cleaned all the trash cans and all the electronics. Yay!!

  7. Kaylee Trammell says:

    Squeaky clean…

  8. Alina says:


  9. Megan says:

    Yay, did it. Totally gross garbage can

  10. Jillian says:

    Done! This was actually the most disgusting job on the list.

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