Spring Cleaning Tips
As soon as Springtime hits something inside us just starts itching to give the house that deep clean. It is a perfect time for a fresh start after a long and chilly winter. For one person, Spring cleaning is opening all the windows to get fresh air and doing your basic chores. For others, it is a real, hard, deep clean that involves going through each room to donate, throw away, and refresh. Whatever Spring cleaning may look like for you, here are five tips that will help you get started.
First thing before you begin any type of Spring cleaning is to get prepared. You want to make sure you have all your supplies on hand. All the necessary cleaning products, trash bags, paper towels, and buckets. The last thing you want to do when you are in the middle of ransacking a room for a deep clean is to have to stop what you are doing and run to the store for more cleaning spray.
Making a list is always necessary to get ready to tackle your Spring cleaning project. Start by making a list of which rooms you want to focus on, which areas need the deepest clean and what supplies you will need to get the job done. The best part about making lists ahead of time is it helps keep you on track and as you check the items off as they are completed you feel accomplished!
This is a great technique to pump you up and get in the cleaning mood! And it helps to get the kids involved. There is something about opening up the windows, lighting the sun in, and turning up your favorite music that makes you feel like you can accomplish anything!
- Set Goals.
The most important thing to remember is that Spring cleaning for anyone is rarely finished in just one day. Set goals for each day, even if that is only one room at a time. There is no timeline or rush for completing your home’s cleaning. Knowing not everything is going to get done at once helps you keep realistic goals.
The best thing you can do as you are giving your house that refreshed feel is to declutter and organize as you go. After you’re done scrubbing your cabinets look inside them and see if everything is in its place. Check if you have any items that you know you have not used in a long time, anything that is broken or needs replacing. Organizing as you go makes it so much more productive.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the thought of starting on your home’s Spring cleaning journey, but with these tips, you are more than ready to begin! Remember it may take more than a day to tackle everything on your list, but the refreshed feel will be well worth it. Also, if you are thinking about selling your home this Spring, this project will help get your home ready for those beautiful listing photos.