Savvy Spring Cleaning Tips
The spring season is upon us once again (even with all of this rain)! And while we may not be able to venture far from our homes, we can make the most out of our time indoors to make sure we get all of our spring cleaning done. Here are a few tips and tricks to get the most out of your spring cleaning. ⤵️
Make A Schedule
Before you even get started, take a quick look around your house and plan on how you want to tackle your cleaning. Ask yourself which areas need the most work, and remember the spots you skip most during routine cleaning - those spots would be a great place to start!
Involve the Family
With the stay-at-home advisory in place, your family will likely be indoors and just biding time. Maximize their schedule by getting them involved in the spring cleaning process. Make it a fun affair by playing some music when you tackle rooms together. You can also use this time to catch up with each other.
Organize and De-Clutter
Spring cleaning is the best time to get your home organized, as well as help you get rid of clutter you don’t need. De-cluttering makes you more efficient and keeps you organized, and getting rid of clutter also has psychological benefits, as studies have shown that a disorganized home adds to your stress level. Take the time to go through your items, organize your closets - store away winter clothes, and get rid of date mail, paperwork and school work.
Go It Room By Room
While cleaning, it will be easier and more organized if you section your cleaning by room. Not only is it more effective to deep clean, it also allows you to effectively plan your cleaning since you can space it out over a few days if you don’t have enough time to finish it in one day.
Check out this list from Merry Maids which is a good guide on the actions you need to complete for each area of the house.
Less is More
Go for the basics, like an all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloth towels. If you know how to DIY, you can even make use of natural ingredients to ensure you and your loved ones don’t get exposed to toxic chemicals! Check out these 27 Chemical-Free Recipes you can DIY.
Establish Your Future Cleaning Habits
Once you're done with your spring cleaning, you should want to maintain the sparkling state of your home to make your general cleaning activities easier in the future. Establish simple cleanup practices for you and the entire household. Including small chores will make keeping your home clean an easy and more enjoyable process!