Spring is just around the corner, and many people love this season for its sunshine, warm breezes, and blooming flowers. Robin Williams said it best: “Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s party!” As winter bids farewell and the days start warming and brightening, energy and enthusiasm fills the air. Spring brings the desire to clean and get organized, but getting started can be the most challenging part. However, spring cleaning can be fun and easy if you have some tips and ideas before you get started.
There’s no “I” in TEAM
If you have children, try to make spring cleaning an activity where everyone does his or her part. You may just happen to have more fun and bonding in the process. Give each family member a task rather than trying to do it all by yourself. Dusting windows, fans, and fixtures can definitely be outsourced! Or, call a friend over who may be happy to help you.
Planning is key
Being disorganized takes away your cleaning rhythm and gets you exhausted too soon. Plan ahead on which rooms in your house need a good scrub, and create a checklist to mark off your tasks. Also, make sure you have all your cleaning supplies ready to go.
Take a load off
Take a look at your closet and if there are clothes you haven’t touched for more than a year, they are bound to go. Same applies to your children’s toys. Toys carry emotion, so help your little ones to discard the broken toys and donate those they have out-grown.
Kitchen and bathrooms can be your toughest areas to clean in your home! And using cleaning products with harsh chemicals can be harmful to your skin. Vinegar and baking soda are environmentally friendly household items that can be used to clean ovens, surfaces, tiles, toilets, and remove stains. And it’s cheaper than store-bought cleaning solutions.
Don’t Stock, Use it
Many of us buy and collect furnishings and wait for the “perfect” time to use them. The expensive cutlery that sits stacked up safe in your kitchen attic definitely needs to come down this spring! Donate or sell furniture and household items you haven’t used in years, and create more space in your home!