If you’re like me, Spring tends to sneak up on you and then all the sudden it’s Summer and you still haven’t done any Spring cleaning. Getting your Spring cleaning done before Summer is here is important because it refreshes your space before the warm weather and gets rid of any dust and dirt from the Fall and Winter. If Spring cleaning overwhelms you or maybe just ends up never happening, I’ve compiled some tips to help you stay on track and make this year’s Spring cleaning more efficient and effective than ever.
1. Make a list to make sure you have all the necessary supplies.
If I go to clean something and I find out I don’t have the necessary products, I’ll instantly put it off and chances are, it might not end up getting cleaned. Writing out all the things you want to clean during your Spring cleaning and then writing the supplies you will need for those cleaning tasks helps you stay organized and gives you a list so you can get the products you need all in one shop.
2. Declutter before you clean.
It’s going to be difficult to effectively clean your house if there is junk all over the place. Before you start your Spring cleaning, start by decluttering your space. Get rid of all those extra things that are just taking up space such as old clothes, toys your kids don’t use anymore, books, etc. Donating is a great way to get rid of things you no longer need without feeling guilty about trashing the stuff. Goodwill is a good place to donate clothes and home items, head over to http://www.goodwill.org/donate-and-shop/donate-stuff/ to see what you can donate and how to donate. In the Philadelphia, PA area, my favorite way to donate things that I no longer need is through Purple Heart. Purple Heart makes it super easy to donate because they pick the items up from wherever you live. Head over to http://www.purpleheartpickup.org/ to set up a pick up and see what things you can donate.
3. Space out your cleaning over a few days.
Creating a list of things to clean and trying to do it all in one day can be overwhelming. Break up your list into sections of your home, office or wherever you’re Spring cleaning and do each section day by day. Spending a whole entire Saturday cleaning can be exhausting and not a fun way to spend your weekend. If you split up your list into smaller sections, it will be easier to do a little each day. This could be over a few Saturdays or everyday for a week. It may seem like it will stretch out your cleaning to take much longer, but you’re more likely to get everything done instead of getting exhausted or bored and quitting halfway through your list then never finishing it.
4. Start small so you don’t get overwhelmed.
This tip goes along with the previous one. If you think you clean your entire house top to bottom in one Saturday, you’re probably going to get overwhelmed, bored and tired. Starting small will help you not stress yourself out; it can be as small as cleaning out a desk or kitchen drawer. Start small and slowly work your way through your list and onto the bigger cleaning tasks, and soon enough your space will be clean and worry free for Spring and Summer!
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