After the dreariness of winter, the bright and sunny weather of spring is enough to put anyone in a good mood. It is finally warm to wear shorts and feel the warmth of the sun on your skin. With the new season comes a renewed sense of productivity. In order to make the most out of this burst of energy, it is a good idea to tackle your spring cleaning project at this time. If this is your first time to take on such a big cleaning project, it is okay to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, you have come to the right place! The tips below will make the daunting task less overwhelming and stressful. Who knows? This year’s successful spring cleaning might turn into an annual ritual to welcome the new season!
Sort and De-Clutter
Going through everything you own should be your first step in spring cleaning. If it’s available, grab three boxes, sort through the small items you own and divide them in piles of “keep,” “store,” and “throw.” To make the task easier, go through your stuff while listening to music. Make it fun, sing and dance along. Next thing you know you are done and you can clearly see where you need to sweep and mop now.
Create a Basic Cleaning Kit
After decluttering, round-up the supplies you might need in order to clean every surface of your home. Make sure that you have an all-purpose cleaner, disposable gloves, disinfectant, glass cleaner, microfiber cloths, a sponge and a small duster in your kit. This way you don’t have to run to the store to buy any cleaning supplies when you are already knee deep scrubbing your floors. You don’t want to lose your momentum.
Take On the Task Room By Room
Thinking that you have to clean an entire house is enough to discourage anyone. You are one person – and there are just too many nooks and crannies to go through. This is why it is smarter to clean room by room. Set a schedule. You can set an hour or a day per room – it doesn’t matter the length as time as long as you’re consistent. This will make the task less daunting.
Completing a successful spring cleaning is not easy. Especially if it’s your first time, but after it is done – it deserves a reward. Buy yourself a good cup of coffee or a bouquet of flowers. You deserve it! Make your spring more productive by finally taking the time to organize and clean your living space. With the tips above, it shouldn’t be much of a problem.