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day 84: organizational chaos/ 40 bags in 40 days challenge/ spring cleaning/lent, part 1

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MY “PINTERESTING” TAKE:

 

“PINSPIRATION”, FROM PINTEREST:

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  • Project: day 84: organizational chaos/ 40 bags in 40 days challenge/ spring cleaning/lent, part 1
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 2, hard to part with a few things, but you can always get another one if you need to!
  • Would I do it again? yes, and hope to do this every year, if not every 6 months!
  • What I would do differently: nothing! This is a perfect activity/tradition for out with the old, in with the new. Spring is around the corner, we’re moving into a new house n a few weeks, and we really need to weed through some things. I’ll post a part 2 at the end of the 40 days (when we’re in out new house with less clutter!).
  • Items used: black Glad trash bags (easier to hide what you’re getting rid of, and less questioning 😉
  • 40 bags in 40 day free printable: http://sugartotdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/08/40-bags-in-40-days.html
  • Blog with the great idea: http://www.memoriesoncloverlane.com/

Until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂

day 50: organizational chaos/ how to clean your microfiber sofa/couch, DIY

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MY TAKE:

FROM PINTEREST:

http://chrisandrobinsnest.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-clean-microfiber-furniture.html


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  • Project: day 50: organizational chaos/ how to clean your microfiber sofa/couch, DIY
  • Difficulty rating (1=easiest, 5= way too hard!): 3 (maybe because my arms were so sore from scrubbing for about an hour!).
  • Would I do it again? yes, it didn’t get everything out, but it definitely helped! Our couches were so dirty. Two kiddos and life really takes it toll out on o the poor old couch!
  • What I would do differently: Repeat the process again, using more rubbing alcohol!
  • Items used: Directions below:
  • Step 1: Vacuum with a brush attachment to remove any hair/crumbs/etc
  • Step 2: Spray rubbing alcohol onto the dirty area
    This sounds a bit crazy, but it’s key. The alcohol won’t saturate the fabricand evaporates much quicker than water so it won’t leave a mark. Just test in an inconspicuous spot if you’re worried about colorfastness.
  • Step 3: Rub vigorously with a clean scrub sponge
    Make sure the scrubbing surface is white or the color could transfer.Plus you’ll be able to see all the grime coming off your furniture. Be prepared to be grossed out (and secretly thrilled) – this sponge was white before!Step 4: Let the area dry completely
    The fabric may look stiff or dark in places, but the next step will take care of that.

    Step 5: Rub with a clean, soft scrub brush in a circular motion
    Again, be sure to use a brush with white bristles to avoid discoloration. This step fluffs up the surface of the fabric to make it soft again.

    until ipinterest tomorrow!

Karie J 🙂