The first official day of spring, March 20, is on the horizon so get those windows open, blast your cleaning playlist, and get your home in order!
Whether you’re a seasoned spring cleaning pro or someone who is doing it for the first time this year, we know that it can feel daunting to tackle all of the things on your to-do list. But don’t you worry, we are spring cleaning veterans and we’re here to help. Spring cleaning is all about decluttering, getting organized, and feeling refreshed in your home – and once you get going, it is actually quite easy!
Here are a few of our favorite tips for making your cleaning routine a breeze:
1. Start with One Room at a Time
When it comes to spring cleaning, you don’t want to burn too hot, too fast. Trying to tackle the entire house at once will only overwhelm you and discourage you throughout the process. Instead, place all your focus on just one room at a time. Whether you start from the front of your house, the back of your house, upstairs, or in the basement, pick the order of rooms you want to focus on. You can start out small and focus on cleaning and decluttering one room a day to make it more manageable, or you can knock them all out in a day for a truly fresh start!
2. Curate a Spring Cleaning Playlist
Whether it be a playlist of your favorite pump up songs, a few podcast episodes you’ve been meaning to listen to, or even an audiobook you’ve had on your TBR list for months – having something on in the background will help make the time fly and the task of cleaning more fun!
3. Make a List of What Needs to be Done in Each Room
When it comes time to tackle each room, start by doing a thorough walk through and making list of everything you want to get done. Not only does checking items off a list make you feel good and productive, but it will help make sure you don’t forget anything. You should also keep the list handy while you are actually cleaning the space to add anything else that pops up as you go. Before moving on to the next room, you will be able to look back at everything you were able to accomplish and have peace of mind knowing that you checked everything off your list – hopefully, this will encourage you to continue being productive!
4. Set Realistic Goals for Yourself
Nothing will destroy your confidence or optimism more than setting unrealistic goals and not accomplishing them. If you have children running around, work to do, or plans with friends/family, don’t set a goal of cleaning everything in one day. When you aren’t able to accomplish as much as you wanted in too short of a timeframe, you’ll get frustrated and feel discouraged. Instead, plan to tackle certain rooms and areas, giving yourself plenty of time and wiggle room to get everything you want done. Focusing your time and efforts to smaller areas broken up across the span of a week will make it
5. Invite Friends Over to Help Out
Turn your spring cleaning day into an event with friends if they are willing to help! Prepare a lunch, fun drinks, and a cleaning playlist to tackle the daunting task with the help of your favorite people. Not only will the work be finished much faster, but turning your chores into a hangout will make for an unforgettable day! While some friends won’t see cleaning as a must do activity, you can work out a deal where you and your pals do one of your houses a week until everyone has a complete refresh for the spring.
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