Spruce up your home with these 8 helpful spring cleaning tips from Blogger Ginny of Organizing Homelife!
The beauty of spring has arrived. Blue skies, warm breezes, and vibrant flowers inspire us to enjoy the freshness of the season. Spring is a perfect time to act on that inspiration to clean and freshen your home.
Whether you enjoy cleaning or wish you had a maid, beginning with a plan will make the job a little easier.
1. Create a Plan
Start by choosing a method. Do you prefer to clean one room at a time? Or would you rather work in multiple rooms doing one task (i.e. washing all windows or cleaning all floors). Choose whichever method works for you and create your plan of attack.
2. Make a List
No matter your preference in method, making a list will help you achieve your goals. If you are visually oriented, you may enjoy checking tasks off as you work. Make a checklist or print an online version. Clip it to a clipboard so you can take it with you and check things off the list as you go.
3. Collect Your Supplies
Collect the supplies needed to clean the area where you’re starting. Don’t forget to bring a trashcan and a box or bag for collecting items that will be donated. It’s also a good idea to use a laundry basket to collect things that need to be put away.
4. Set a Time Limit
Many people have great plans to clean their whole house every spring, but then give up before they are finished. Breaking down cleaning into steps and setting a time limit for each task will help keep you focused and driven.
Spring cleaning is a perfect time to declutter. When beginning a new room, work from the inside out. Once cabinets, drawers, shelves, and closets are cleaned and decluttered, it makes putting things away much easier.
When dusting shelves or wiping out cabinets or drawers, begin by removing all contents. Polish wood shelves or use an all-purpose cleaner on other shelves, drawers, and closet spaces. Once clean, only replace things you still use or enjoy. Place things no longer needed in a box or bag to donate.
6. Get the Kids Involved
Nothing says fun to kids like doing something out of the ordinary. Let them help with washing windows, wiping baseboards, cleaning fingerprints off of walls, vacuuming under furniture, and fluffing pillows.
Once clean, adding touches of spring throughout your home will help you to appreciate all your hard work. Adding spring flowers to tables or shelves brightens any room.
8. Moving Out
When beautifying and cleaning your home inside, don’t forget to tidy up outside. Pull weeds, trim bushes, and plant flowers to make your home look as beautiful outside as it does inside.
Now that your house is cleaned, you are ready for fun! Invite friends over or go out for ice cream. Enjoy spending time with your family and friends and pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
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