4 Weeks to a More Organized Home, Cleaning the Windows and Blinds

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Day one of the more organized home challenge

Today, I did the complete list of the challenge.

Here’s the tasks for today,

  • Get dressed.
  • Make a to do list of 5-7 items to accomplish today.
  • Complete your Morning Routine
  • Set a timer for 15 minutes and wipe down the windowsills
  • Clean your windows and Blinds

The first three are things I do each day already, so those tasks were easy for me to get done. Here’s how the rest of my tasks went along with the  photos,

Wipe Down Windowsills

Look at all the dirt caught in the track before I cleaned it.

I usually wipe down the windowsills each week when I clean the windows. But the slider can be missed. I always vacuum it but as you can see by the photo it’s not enough.

I don’t know why so much dirt gets caught in the track. It must be coming in from outside.

So much better after a good scrubbing.

After I scrubbed a bit and had to use a screwdriver to get the dirt out of the cracks, I remembered why I don’t really like this job. But it’s done now and it looks so much better.

Cleaning the Window Blinds

There's lots of dust stuck to my window blinds, yuck!

My window blinds always seem to build up a layer of dust. I usually will use the steam cleaner on them but today I gave my e-cloth a try. It worked really quite well at removing the dust. It was still quite a bit of work, but I don’t know really how to get around wiping each and every slat to get them clean. That’s why this job is always so much fun. 🙁

All the hairy dust is off the blind again. It can really stick to them.

No more hairy dust on the blinds. They are nice and clean now. How does that dust stick so well to them anyway? It must get baked on from the sun.

Purged Items

Items Purged Today

My daughter went through all of her yarn and fabric bags. As you can see she had lots of little pieces  of fabric and yarn to get rid of today. So our purge pile is pretty big today. 🙂

 On Friday, I’ll be cleaning out my medicine cupboard and doing something I love.

How did you do on cleaning your blinds?


2 thoughts on “4 Weeks to a More Organized Home, Cleaning the Windows and Blinds”

  1. When I was a kid, my dad would take down all the blinds in the house, take them outside and hose them off, then hang them on the clothes line to dry. Definitely faster than cleaning each slat by hand. I really wish I had a clothes line when it comes time to clean the blinds in my house! Ha!

    1. That’s a great idea Lisa, thanks for sharing. At our previous home I was able to wash them in the tub, but the blinds are just too wide for the tub at this house.

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