4 Step Spring Cleaning Checklist and How to Earn Cash While You De-Clutter

Guess what?  It’s that time of year…. Spring Cleaning Time!

Every year I get bit by the “spring cleaning bug“…probably due to being trapped inside all winter. Don’t get me wrong…I LOVE snow! But, after it’s all over, I’m so very ready for spring!

Further down I have a simple Four Step Spring Cleaning Plan to follow…just “PIN” this page to Pinterest and you can work your way down.

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How to earn some extra *CASH* while spring cleaning…

Today I have a bit of a review to share with you.  It is a ‘paid review’; nevertheless, I’ve chosen to share it with you because I believe it’s worth your time to take a peek.

You can earn CASH from your unwanted DVDs, CDs & Games.  Sounds pretty good, right!?!  Especially since spring cleaning is a great time to de-clutter your house and get rid of all that extra stuff you’ve accumulated during Christmas and the winter months.

It’s called MusicMagpie.com

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The selling process is easily laid out (as shown in my snapshot below).

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Reading under their terms regarding how much you’re paid, this is what I found:

Q:  How do you determine how much you pay for my goods

A:  The amount we are able to pay users for their old DVDs, CDs, Blu-Rays or Games is item dependent. We use a number of different criteria in order to fulfil our aim of offering users the best price possible for their DVDs, CDs, Blu-Rays or Games.

So, do check out Music Magpie to see if it’s something that you can take advantage of if you have lots of DVDs, CDs and Games laying around that you’d like to sell.

Now, as promised…

Four Step Spring Cleaning Checklist

1. Living Room – Try working in this order:

* Ceilings – use a vacuum or duster to clean cobwebs from the ceiling corners.

* Wipe down ceiling fans.

* Take down light fixtures and clean them.

* Wipe smudges off walls; dust any wall art.

* Wash inside of windows and wall mirrors.

* Clean draperies and/or blinds.

* Clean furniture – use furniture oil on wood and upholstery cleaner on couches and chairs. You can use an electric mixer to make your own by whipping up 4 cups of hot water and 1 tablespoon of dish detergent until it makes a thick foam. Use this foam on the upholstery and wipe/rinse with a damp cloth.

* Now clean carpets with vacuum and rug cleaner, or vacuum and mop if they are hardwood. Wash area rugs if you have them.

2. Bathroom – Work from top to down here:

* Clean mildew off the ceiling if present (use bleach).

* Dust fans and overhead lights.

* Clean curtains.

* Wash the inside of windows.

* Clean bathtub, sink, and toilet.

* Organize bathroom items so they are not cluttering up the sink or vanity.

* Mop floor.

* Clean any area rugs.

3. Kitchen – Once again, start high work down:

* Clean ceilings.

* Organize and clean out upper cabinets, such as the ones above the fridge and stove.

* Organize and clean out head-level cabinets above the counter.

* Clean counter tops and sink.

* Organize appliances so they are not cluttering up every level area.

* Throw out old food from the pantry, cabinets, drawers, and so forth.

* Clean out the flatware drawer.

* Wipe down the front of the fridge, dishwasher, and stove.

* Organize and clean out below-the-countertop cabinets and drawers.

* Vacuum and mop floor.

* Wash area rugs.

4. Bedrooms: Freshen up for spring!

* Dust ceiling fans and ceiling corners.

* Wipe any smudges on walls.

* Dust dressers, bureaus, and wall art.

* Dust lamp shades.

* Wash bedding and put away heavy comforters. Remake the bed with lighter blankets, pillowcases, and sheets.

* Pull old clothes out of the closet and donate them. Go through your drawers and do the same.

* Vacuum and mop floor, or vacuum and wash carpet.

For kids’ bedrooms, you can do much of the same thing, but you’ll need to work with your kids to clean out toys, too.

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