10 Awesome Spring Cleaning Printables

Spring cleaning. Do you love it or hate it? I bet I feel the way most of you do, which is you love when it’s done but you hate actually doing it.  Right? Some of us thrive on this sort of thing (I’m thinking of Monica from Friends) and some of us, like me, well…don’t.

I gathered up a few free printables to help us with our spring cleaning. There’s something about checking boxes that makes me feel so accomplished!

Spring Cleaning checklists!

10 Awesome Spring Cleaning Printables

So here are some free printables to pick from to ignite your spring cleaning.  If you’d like a simple day-to-day cleaning printable, I made one of those last year that is fantastic (and free)!

Spring Cleaning printables

1.  Hometalk  //  2.  Honey Bear Lane

Spring Cleaning checklists

3.  Little Mrs. Robinson  // 4.  iHeartNaptime

Spring Cleaning checklists!

5.  One Good Thing //  6. Martha Stewart

Spring Cleaning checklists!

7.  Clean Mama  //  8.  I Dream of Clean

Free Cleaning Checklists

9.  Penny Pinchin’ Mama  //  10.  The Miracle Mama

What are your tips for staying tidy?  I’m always looking for tools to help me stay on track, which is why I love these checklists.

Mother’s Day Free Printable – Me and My Mom

I love Mother’s day – I admit it.  The thought of everyone celebrating moms and telling them how awesome they are?  That’s pretty cool.  And well deserved.

I thought this free printable would be a cute idea to let your little ones fill out or help them with.  Hint hint, dads.

Mother's Day Free Printable - Me and My Mom!

Mother’s Day Free Printable

Just click the link to open the PDF and print! —>  Download your free printable.

(Make sure you don’t just open the image and save – you will have a really poor quality print that way.)

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We all know how much moms love sentimental gifts so I think she would love this.  Maybe you could even do one every year and save them in a book.

This would go perfect with one of these homemade Mother’s day gifts!

DIY Twine Wrapped Jar

This DIY project is so easy and so inexpensive!  It costs me under $5 total for the entire thing and I think the results are so cute.

DIY Twine Wrapped Jar

I grabbed a $1 glass vase from the Target Dollar Spot a few weeks ago hoping to come up with something crafty to do with it.  I thought about spray paint but the last time I did that it didn’t turn out so well.  (It was pretty much disastrous.)  Then, I saw a pin on Pinterest of a mason jar wrapped in yarn and I thought, bingo!

DIY Twine Wrapped Jar

DIY Twine Wrapped Jar

What You’ll Need:

  • Glass Jar
  • Twine or yarn
  • Glue (I used regular ‘ole Elmer’s)

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How To:

  1. Start at the bottom by gluing the beginning piece of the twine.
  2. After it has completely dried, wrap around the jar until you get the thickness you’d like.
  3. Each time you stop and start a color of string, glue it down and wait for it to dry.
  4. For the last piece – the top – glue the entire piece of twine down.
  5. Fill it with flowers and enjoy!

This was really a super easy craft with great results.  I love taking these simple $1 finds from Target and upcyling them into something awesome.

Well deserved high-fives

Paityn has used the potty a few times before, but never for me.  Just a handful of times at her Aunts house in her miniature hand-me down toilet that used to be Brady’s.  But last night she grabbed my hand, mumbled something through her binky and led me up the stairs.

“Potty?” I asked.

“Yeah!” she said with nod.

I held her hand as she pulled me to the bathroom where I took off her diaper and lifted her onto the toilet, careful to hold on so she didn’t fall.  She grinned from ear to ear, beared down and made a tiny little tinkle.

She was smiling the biggest smile the entire time, so certain that what she was doing was remarkable.  We clapped, we high-fived, I told her how proud I was.

Then, I told Brady what his sister had done and his joy was overwhelming.  His face light up.  He felt just as much pride for her achievement as if it had been him.

“Yay!  Good job, Pay Pay!  Brother’s happy!  And you look beautiful!” he said.  Then, he ran to go share the good news with his dad.

Brother really was happy.  And so was Mommy because that is the kind of love you wish for your children to have.  I hope he is always proud of her and finds joy in the things she accomplishes.