Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring cleaning- Not so Bad!

I am looking out my window at a big fat robin sitting in the tree.  He looks cold.  Did I fail to mention that we got 6" of snow overnight?  Really?!  The weather is supposed to improve this week and I am ever optimistic that spring really will come.  One of the things that I love about spring is...now don't freak out.....cleaning!  I love to throw open the windows and really do some deep cleaning.  I am not a housekeeping fanatic but there is something about spring cleaning that gets me going.  You can imagine how excited I was to find these neat cleaning and organizing tools that you can make using stuff that you already have!  Hmmm...if I save $$$ on cleaning supplies, I will have more for fabric!  It's a win-win!
Here's a DIY washable duster:

You make it using fleece scraps and dryer sheets.  Click HERE for the free pattern and say good-bye to those cobwebs!
And I also found these washable flip mop covers made from dishtowels.
My flip mop is a different brand and size but I think these should be pretty easy to size to whatever mop you have.  For the directions click HERE.
And how about getting organized this spring?  It's a never ending task for me but I am always encouraged when I find some snazzy containers to make.  Check these out:

As you can see, this cutie is made from an outgrown pair of jeans.  So cool...you can clean out your closet and make some storage baskets! Click HERE for the tutorial for this one and several other clever containers.
I love this roomy fabric box.  Wouldn't these be great for kids stuff, sewing supplies or even mittens, hats, etc. on a closet shelf.  Want to make some?  Click HERE.
I could go on for ages with these boxes and baskets....could it be an obsession?  I have one more to show you and then I will stop....for now. (No guarantees that this topic will not be revisited!)
These little scrap boxes are just adorable!  They are 5.5"x 5.5" and can be made in about an hour.  Just the right project for when you need a little break from cleaning.  I am planning to downsize this pattern and make some tiny ones for my desk drawer...no more searching for the elusive paper clip or rubber band.  I will show you them when I get them done.  In the meantime, click HERE for the instructions.
Happy spring and good luck with that cleaning!

1 comments:

Angel  March 31, 2014 at 1:03 PM  

Thank you for including my Duster in your round up. I love the other ideas too - I'll have to check them out!

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