Have you moved in the past or are you planning to move soon? At some point in life, we are usually left with someone else’s grime and dirt to clean up. Heck, sometimes it’s our own grime! Moving is stressful enough, never mind worrying about cleaning and disinfecting cabinets and floors. For me, I suffer from allergies and dust is a huge trigger. Whether you have baseboard heat or forced hot air, dust lives under the registers and it’s necessary to clean them at least once or twice a year. Heat registers are one of the biggest dust culprits in a home. Another part of the home that is important to disinfect and clean is your kitchen cabinets. Here are a few cleaning tips that will be helpful in your quest of removing residual grime. I have chosen Mr.Clean, Bounty and the Swiffer Bissel Steamboost to get the job done!
Start with an empty cabinet. I mixed a small amount of Mr. Clean with warm water and used a sponge to clean the inside. You can also add Mr. Clean directly to your sponge for tougher spots. I tend to use a lot of Mr. Clean as it kills 99% of bacteria.
Use Bounty paper towels to wipe up any excess cleaning solution left in the cabinet.
When cleaning the registers, I used the same method as the cabinet along with the Swiffer SteamMop to clean the floor.
The Swiffer fits perfectly under the heat registers.
DIY Wall Art
I don’t know about you, but I love the feeling of a clean home. I usually tend to clean, organize and rearrange all in the same time frame. Something about cleaning makes me want to freshen up the space and add a bit of personalization. Whether I am moving my things into another room of our home or moving into a completely new home, wall art is an easy way to add color, texture and personalize the space. DIY wall art is an inexpensive way to achieve just that.
- Old canvas photo, MDF or Plywood (I like 1 in. thick) cut to size from The HomeDepot
- Heavy duty staple gun
- Picture frames
- Command Strips
Cut your fabric a little larger than the piece you are covering and staple to the backside.
I had a few white frames that were in the playroom that the kids used to display art work from years ago. I cleaned off the crayon marks with Mr. Clean and a paper towel and they were good as new.
Attach command strips to the back of your frame.
Arrange the photos on top of the fabric and stick in place. This is a cute way of creating a gallery wall but not on “a wall.”
Leaning artwork is a perfect solution for a shelf. I decided to display my new cute photo wall art in our family room where everyone could see it. DIY fabric art work can be accomplished not only with fabric but paint, wall paper, scrapbook paper or even heavy duty wrapping paper. You don’t need to spend a ton of money to personalize your space. With a few items from around your home and The Home Depot, you can create this project in under an hour.