Three Simple Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring cleaning time is here! I say this with joy and excitement, ready to clean under the beds, organize the garage, dust the ceiling fans, move the refrigerator, and sweep. Most people aren’t as eager. Spring cleaning can feel overwhelming, daunting—and knowing where to start can be half the battle.
With these three simple spring cleaning tips, the job is far less intimidating:
1. Make a plan. List what tasks you want to accomplish in each room, the estimated number of hours or minutes you’ll need, and who in the family will help you. Organized Home provides free printable spring cleaning checklists that could be helpful if you’re uncertain where to begin.
2. Make a date. Yes, a date—but most likely not a very romantic one! Which weekend or weekday will you work on these spring cleaning tasks? Enlist the entire family so that everyone can mark their calendar and show up for spring cleaning duty! To ensure that nobody forgets, try using Cozi, an online family calendar with phone applications that make family planning and communication seamless. Nobody will have an excuse for not helping clean the garage this year!
3. Baskets and supplies in order. With the plan of action set, the date squared away, and the troops rallied, having your supplies organized is essential! I reccomend the Get Clean® Starter Kit, you’ll have everything you need to clean the house from top to bottom this year and next! Plus you’ll keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills. Arrange your laundry baskets to collect items you’ll donate, recycle, or sell. As you go from room to room, fill the baskets with items that you’re not using anymore (e.g. clothing, toys, tools, kitchen supplies, pet items, etc.). One of the goals of spring cleaning is getting rid of all the clutter!
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to feel like a black cloud each season. Look at it as a way to spend time as a family or donate items you don’t use anymore. And with some good tunes and fresh air, you’ll feel rejuvenated—and the house, yard, attic, and garage will look spiffy clean!