The worst part about Spring is spring cleaning. I know it takes a while, but if you get your family to help out, it’s not all that bad. Plus, I have the tips you need to get started and done as quickly as possible.
Make A Chore List
Start by determining what you need to do and who’s going to do it. Every room needs to be cleaned along with outdoor tasks such as windows and patio. Kids can take on their own rooms and your spouse can take on the outdoors. Divide out chores however works best for your family.
Get Rid Of Clutter
Don’t clean a thing until you go through every room and get rid of excess clutter. Throw out those old magazines, donate toys your kids don’t want anymore and clear a path under beds. Getting rid of clutter now makes it easier to clean later.
You’ll save hours if you gather all your supplies now. All-purpose cleaners are great, especially if they’re safe for all surfaces. If you don’t want chemicals, opt for natural cleaners such as vinegar and baking soda. Have plenty of microfiber dusting cloths on hand. Mops that don’t use buckets are also a major plus and easier to use.
Tackle One Room At A Time
I always feel overwhelmed when I realize how much I have to do. When I put on some music and just focus on one room, it’s a lot easier. Start with the big things first such as vacuuming, dusting and mopping. I usually go from top to bottom in a room. For instance, clean your ceiling fan and dust around curtain tops before dusting shelves and vacuuming the floors. This makes sure you don’t fill your clean floors with dust.
Spread out your spring cleaning over an entire week. Set a schedule and only work on certain rooms or chores each day. Doing this means you finish cleaning in just a few hours a day.
That makes things seem a bit easier, right? Have you started spring cleaning yet?