Why isn’t Fall cleaning more of a thing? There’s so much emphasis around Spring Cleaning, but for me, the urgency, appreciation and desire for a deep cleaned house comes stronger in the fall. With all the holidays and house guests right around the corner, I love to buckle down in October and get my house singing before Thanksgiving hits.
I love to clean. I have since I was a little girl when I would wear a shower cap and a belt to house all my cleaning supplies and do cleaning shows in the bathroom mirror. Ha! But even with my love of cleaning, when I start looking around and thinking of everything that needs done and everything I’d love to tackle before the holidays hit, I get overwhelmed. So this year, I’ve decided to take it day by day and made a calendar with just one task to do every day (except Sundays) starting Monday (October 15) through the Saturday before Thanksgiving (November 15th) so we can take that week to focus on the menu and family. There’s 30 chores in all (some are really simple, like making checking the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and some are a little more involved, like dusting the tops of all the doors (I ALWAYS forget about that) and washing them down. I’d love for you to join in! You can download and print the calendar yourself right here!
And you know how when you need extra motivation to get to the gym, a new pair of workout pants helps? (just me?!) Right now, through SUNDAY–that’s tomorrow!– everything from eBay’s Dyson store is discounted and you can take an additional 25% off with the code JUSTDYSON at checkout. We took advantage by buying a second Dyson Vacuum for upstairs so we can keep our Dyson Animal tucked in the basement. And maybe I’ll finally get another handheld since I can’t stop using the one we originally got for the car all over the house. I vacuum curtains and blinds with it, crumbs on the counter, inside of our kitchen cabinets, the upholstery!
Let me know if you’re joining our fall cleaning challenge! You can shop some of my favorite Dyson and cleaning supplies (100 magic erasers for 10 dollars!) available on eBay below. Over 80% of products on eBay are Buy It Now (no bidding or waiting to purchase) and over 60% offer free shipping. It’s truly become one of the first places I check when scouting the best deals.
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