What happens when you are quarantined to the house for 1-4 weeks?
You clean house, do crafts you have been putting off, bake recipes you have been meaning to get to or any other number of things as you keep busy, so as not to lose your mind over that fact that you don’t have the freedom as you did before.
That is what has been happening here at our quiet abode. I have had to regroup and refocus on what is important. For the past 1o+ years, I had to get up early, get dressed and hit the road to get to work before the traffic got too bad. That meant getting on the road at 5:30 am for the past 2 years, 6:30 am before that. That also meant, by the time I got back to the house anywhere from 5:45 to 6:45 pm, I was too beat to do everything I imagined I would do when I got back home at night. So, DIYs and plantings and cleanings all got pushed to the back burner.
All that changed this week. I took a couple of weeks to reset the brain and refocus on the important things in life after losing my job due to the virus that is gripping the world. I have been astonished at how much I had pushed back because at the time it was not a priority. Would it have made things a bit easier? Sure, it would have. Did I have the energy and motivation at the time to make it happen? Nope!!
This week, I have been focused on taking a task per day and focusing solely on that for the whole house. SO that is what we are going to do in this post.
Monday – Surface Cleaner
On Monday we did surfaces. It is amazing how dirty and nasty surfaces get just with everyday living. Areas that you don’t normally use, you forget about until you go to do some deep cleaning. Then, if you are like me, you get irritated that you did not think of wiping that down before. So, this is the recipe that I used for the surfaces. It leaves everything nice and sparkly and clean.
Recipe: Surface Cleaner
- 16oz glass spray bottle (this is where I got mine)
- Water – I use from the spigot
- White Vinegar
- OnGuard Cleaner Concentrate (purchase here)
- Lemon Essential Oil (purchase here)
Fill the glass bottle 2/3 with water, add 2 tbsp OnGuard Concentrate, 10-15 drops Lemon essential oil (depends on how much you like lemon scent) and top it off with white vinegar. Replace the spray top and gently shake the bottle to mix the contents. Spray on surfaces and wipe clean with a clean cloth or paper towel.
Your surfaces will be clean, and your house will smell fresh and clean. And on top of that, you will have spent far less on a surface cleaner than you would have, had you gone to the store to get it.
The essential oils and concentrate that we choose to use in our house is from doTERRA. It made the most sense for us to partner with them. When you click on a hyperlink in the text, it will take you to my website, and you can browse or purchase your items there. I do get a small commission when you purchase. If you would like a wholesale link to purchase items, please let us know in the comments or email us, and we will get that set up for you.
Stay tuned for Cleaning the House – Part 2
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