Spring cleaning is not as bad as it seems. Once you get into it, you can turn your house around, and even find some missing items of yours in the process! Simply follow these tips to make getting home clean and organized more easily and more fun than ever.
1. Plan it Out
Planning out your cleaning can lead to it being done faster and more efficient. Instead of trying to do all your cleaning at once, write it down on a piece of paper in a list to help you prioritize your cleaning. This way, you can clean in the right order and prevent yourself from missing anything crucial. Also, remember to give yourself plenty of well-earned breaks as well.
2. Order Tasks by Importance
Decide which tasks you want to first. The best way to do this is to order the most important ones first to get them out of the way and then start working on the more minimal tasks. Some important tasks to order first include changing carbon monoxide detectors, ordering a new fire extinguisher, and checking your fridge/freezer’s expiration dates.
3. Declutter Your House Before You Start
Decluttering your home first before you clean can make cleaning easier and can even reduce stress. Just make sure you don’t throw out anything important to you.
4. Only Clean One Room at a Time
Try to focus on cleaning only one room at a time. This can help break apart your day and reduce the tendency to take on more than you can handle. Plus, cleaning and organizing take more than one day so don’t kid yourself into thinking you can take on your entire house in a few hours.
5. Get Your Kids To Help
If you have children, you are very lucky because that means more hands to help you clean. Give your children simple tasks to do like dust, declutter their rooms, or organizing a closet. This will help you out when cleaning and help your kids gain good, cleaning habits for the future.
6. Give Yourself An Incentive For Cleaning
When you finish all your cleaning, reward yourself with a movie night, day trip, or anything else you want to do. This is a great way to motivate yourself to keep going.
7. Consider Hiring a Professional
Before you begin your cleaning routine, determine how big of a project you have to tackle. If your cleaning project goes beyond your capabilities, it may be in your best interest to hire a professional. Though it may cost a little more, you will save time and a lot of frustration by getting the help of someone who knows how to complete the project.
Spring cleaning can be a burden, but if you follow our tips you can reduce clutter, stress, and transform your house into an organized home, all at once. Remember, spring cleaning is so much more than just cleaning up a dirty kitchen, it can seriously affect your mental health throughout the year.