Monday, December 30, 2013

Packing Up the Tree

This weekend I packed up the tree. I was just looking around, and there is STUFF everywhere. Legos are taking over my house. The tree had to go earlier than normal.

I made had Mica help me pack things away, while Daddy built a Lego Spider-Man set with Isaak. Isaak can do the sets, but he does better when Daddy helps. Mica wants to jump the gun, and do it for him.

I was happy because I found out that all those Hallmark ornament boxes actually have a spot for two ornaments to put in each box. I did just that, and saved tons of space. If I can consolidate, I do just that.

After the tree was packed up I decided it was a good time to wash ALL the bedding, and drapes. I sprinkled the mattresses down with baking soda, and vacuumed them good. I saw that it's a good idea to sprinkle your mattresses with baking soda and vacuum them because it gets rid of dust mites. Dust mites are everywhere. Even if you wash your bedding often.

Then I sprinkled the inside of our couches down with baking soda, and vacuumed them to.

Now many things are cleaner, but while I was doing that the boys got out all kinds of toys. There is still just STUFF all over.

Do you have any good hidden cleaning tips?


Masshole Mommy said...

We still have stuff everywhere, too. It's gonna take a while before everything has a home.

Ai Sakura said...

that's for the tip! Baking soda is so good for cleaning so many different things.. I'll try this out with our mattress. I hate dust mites!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Maryann D. said...

I didn't know about sprinkling the mattresses with baking soda and vacuuming it will get rid of dust mites. I should do that, we all have allergies!
When my kids were young we had toys all over after Christmas too!!
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~ Noelle said...

I have always heard about the baking soda...
we do it to the beds from time to time

Theresa Mahoney said...

We have been in cleaning mode here too. I want to start the new year organized and clutter free!

Terra Heck said...

We took down our tree two days after Christmas. I wanted my house space back. I'd never heard of the baking soda tip. Will have to give it a try.

mail4rosey said...

We've still got a house full of people. Organized is not in our vocabulary this week. ;)

Faythe said...

I am sooo lazy or tired, so I wait until the last minute to clean. I could use some help! LOL
Happy New Years to you & your family :) Faythe @GrammyMouseTails


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