Are you looking for tips for spring cleaning your home? Spring is here, and if you are like most of us, you are itching to get some spring cleaning done. However, when you take the wrong approach to spring cleaning, it can feel overwhelming. Before you know it, you are telling yourself summer cleaning would be a better option, and you eventually ask yourself if living in filth is really all that bad.
But with the right approach, the process can be a lot easier for you. Keep these five tips in mind to make it easier for you to tackle the big spring clean.
Everyone has been there; they just wake up one morning and all the problems are staring them in the face. They have to get it done because they just cannot take it anymore.
Don’t let it get to that point, because the end result is nothing more than frustration and exhaustion. Start making your plan in advance, determining which big tasks need to be taken care of and what supplies you need to pick up. Once you have a plan in place, you can get to work.
Rather than cleaning the entire house and yard in a single weekend, take it one room at a time. Save the more difficult ones for the weekends—yard included—and slowly work your way through. This will make the process seem more manageable and it will give you time for other things—like family and work—rather than just having days of marathon cleaning sessions.
This can be a personal challenge for yourself, a game within your family, or you might even look for cleaning groups online to take part in their challenges. Yes, cleaning group challenges do exist, much like weight loss challenges in health groups. They might provide you with the motivation you need to get things done.
As you go through each room, start finding things to donate or pitch. This is a great way to cut down on your clutter while also feeling good about what you are doing—for the donated items, anyway. You will be amazed by how much lighter you feel once the clutter is gone.
You don’t need a daily maid service, but outsourcing your deep cleaning can be a very good thing. You can still handle the organizing and the purging, but the professionals can take care of those little things you tend to forget about or try to ignore. Even if you aren’t looking for an overall deep clean, consider hiring them for a specific room that needs the most help. This is a treat you won’t regret giving yourself.