Spring Cleaning – Lamps

March 1, 2011 by  

Are you ready to open those windows?  Ready to feel that nice warm air coming into your house to help “air” it out as so many people say?

cleaning supplies

Unfortunately spring cleaning involves a little more than just opening the windows.  Spring is a GREAT time to not only clean, but organize!!  Putting away winter gear, clothing have to be done anyway, so why not work on organizing some other areas of your home .

But we are going to do a little bit on some cleaning.

Let’s start with a couple things that you might not even think to clean.  They aren’t hard things, but just getting them done can make a difference.


I suggest doing this project after you have already vacuumed and dusted the rooms involved.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think about cleaning the inside of the globe that is above my head.. at least very often.  But there is so much dirt in there.

Take apart the lamp globes of the lights you have downstairs that can be washed.  Here is another one that needs it really bad.

This is looking inside the globe of a lamp. It is filthy!

dirty lamp


Make a big sink full of hot soapy water.

Washing them really good.

Dry with a towel so you don’t get water spots.

Doesn’t it look better?  (even though there was still a sticker on the under side that I didn’t see until I saw this picture!)

Wipe down the rest of the lamp with a cleaner of your choice.
Then take the clean and dry lamp globe and put it back together.

Then you have the finished clean lamp…  to let more light in!


Looks much better doesn’t it?

So what do your lamps look like?  Do they need a little Spring Cleaning?

I want you to get that soapy water going and clean your lamp globes!  Then come back and link it to my Organizing Mission Link party – Mission Spring Cleaning !!   (You can link any of your organizing or cleaning posts.. they don’t have to be your lamps)

Organizing Mission Monday


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6 Responses to “Spring Cleaning – Lamps”
  1. Karen Perea says:

    I also clean my lampshades every so often. I love to use a clean paint brush for this. I keep one with my cleaning stuff just for dusting the lampshades.

  2. Sandy says:

    oh.. I love that idea Karen!! Lamp shades can be a pain. Do you ever use any light spray or damp cloth on them?

  3. andrea d says:

    Kind of unrelated but while where talking about spring cleaning , do you have any tips for cleaning the walls? Hubby smokes ( gross I know) and I just feel like the walls are getting dimmer..Any suggestions?

  4. Sandy says:

    I was thinking a solution of vinegar, but since I don’t have smoke to clean I wanted to check. I went to Ask Yahoo and got this info:

    “For painted walls and ceilings, try a solution of 1 gallon of warm water, 1/2 cup plain ammonia, 1/4 cup white vinegar, and 1/4 cup washing soda (which can be found in the laundry additives area of supermarkets). Refresh this solution frequently while washing, and you won’t need to rinse. Start at the bottom of a wall and work your way up. ” Here is the link I got it from. http://ask.yahoo.com/20021212.html

    Hope that helps!

  5. andrea d says:

    Thanks so much for your help =) I am going to try this =)

  6. Sandy says:

    Sure Andrea!

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