seasons cleanings



  there is not much that motivates me to clean.  just being honest.  a clean house is not on the top of my priority list, yet it still needs to be done.  i have found a couple motivators:  good cleaning tools and redecorating.

redecorating?  yep.  ever since i was a little girl, i always loved to rearrange my bedroom.  but every time i did, my mom made me clean my room before i did it!


 i was ready to decorate for christmas, but we had to rearrange the furniture a bit first to fit in the tree.  time to clean!  silas and i spent an hour moving furniture and cleaning up in order to get started on the decorating!

the first step was moving out the vintage crib/daybed from under the windows and into the playroom (that’s where the tree goes!).


 next we pushed back the couches and…


 yikes!  we grabbed the swiffer sweeper right away to suck up those dust bunnies!


i am a huge fan of any products that make my cleaning job easier, and these P & G products do just that!


 i also love cleaning products that even my kids can use!


 after cleaning under the couches, we rolled back the rug since so much dirt and grime can get trapped there.  moving furniture is the only time i even think to clean under my rugs!


this rug from costco is super shaggy and so hard to vacuum, as you can see by silas digging his toes in and pushing with his belly!


 all clean!


 this is where the tree will go, so we have to leave a little extra space for walking.


 moving furniture stirs up all sorts of dust, so we got out the swiffer 360* dusters.


 dusting is a regular job for my kids, and they never complain because its easy with these dusters.  plus, with the long handle, they can reach higher than without it!


 sean brought out all the christmas boxes out from under the house (we have no attic), and we set to decorating which lead to crafting…


 which lead to messes!  besides paint and a paint brush, swiffer dusters and bounty paper towels have become my go to tools to wipe surfaces clean from dust and grime, and also to clean up after!

what about you?  do you clean up before decorating, or leave the mess and hope the new decor distracts from the mess? ;)

 *This is a Sponsored Post, but all opinions are my own.


  1. 1

    What a great little helper you have. I love your house and we also purchased the same rug at Costco. One of our favorite Costco purchases this year.

  2. 2

    Beautiful home! Do you remember your paint color on the walls? Thanks :)

  3. 3

    I love to see kids cleaning :). I clean before Christmas decorating too. It took me all day the day we wanted to put the tree up and the kids were a little frustrated with me. But rearranging furniture and finally getting under the rugs and couches really puts me in the Christmas Spirit. Glad I’m not the only one!

  4. 4

    I decided to wait and deep clean AFTER Christmas this year!

  5. 5

    Your house is so cute! I look forward to perusing your blog more! :)

  6. 6

    This year I’m honestly doing an odd combination of the two. Surface cleaning & clearing in some areas where decor is changing for the season, but deep cleaning will come later.

  7. 7

    I’m always motivated by people coming over to my house! ha! great little helper you have there.

  8. 8

    I dont enjoy cleaning but love the feel of having a clean home. When the tree goes up the house gets cleaned! You have a beautiful home. Em x

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