Life is busy. Life is unpredictable. I cannot control what curveballs will be thrown at me each day, but one thing’s for sure, if my home is in chaos that energy trickles into my work, my parenting and how I care for myself. Keeping a (fairly) clean and organized home is so important.
I’ve recently been on a mission to get a head start on my spring cleaning. Every year I have these grand plans of actually completing everything on my spring cleaning list. This year I thought, why I am a waiting for spring to get started? I am now a woman on a mission to give my house a really good deep clean and spruce it up!
I began my pre-spring cleaning craze by touching up all of the paint on my walls in the main areas of my home. If you were wondering, the paint is Grey Whale by Para paints. It’s the perfect neutral grey that has a hint of colour, but is timeless, fresh and so very bright.
Next, I pulled my fridge out and cleaned behind it, plus wiped down the entire outside of my fridge. I hate to admit it, but it had been a very long time since I had done this. Yuck! It was so satisfying cleaning up all of that dust and grime.
This past week I decided that it was time to deep clean the inside of my fridge and my freezer. But most of all, I needed to address the awful smell in there. But first I had to go through it’s contents, tossing out anything that was expired and combining items I have multiples of.
Do you ever wonder how you can accumulate so many condiments when you are cleaning out your fridge? I do. So many duplicates too. This is a bad habit I am going to really try to change this year as I perfect my meal-planning and grocery shopping technique.
Once I finished deep cleaning my fridge it was time to tackle the smell. I had found this super simple Pinterest hack that was worth a try.
Just take some baking soda, pour some into an open dish, add a few drops of lemon essential oil and place it in your fridge.
Guys, it totally works! Within hours the smell was gone (this was also after I deep cleaned) and my fridge smelled like lemons. A follower suggested I take this hack one step further and put this mixture into a small mason jar, taking the lid off and replacing it with a cut out piece of coffee filter, then securing the coffee filter with the rim of the lid. This will keep the deodorizer from spilling. I am definitely trying this hack!
You can watch my fridge deep clean and deodorizing hack hack here…
You can catch up on Part One of my spring cleaning journey on my YouTube channel.