Spring cleaning is a necessary evil. It’s not fun, but it needs to be done. And we all do our best at making the process as easy as possible by doing it in stages or tackling one room a day until everything is spick and span. But, there are some things that you might forget when you’re on your journey to make your home livable again – five things that will help ease the tough task of spring cleaning!
The first is a place to put everything. If you don’t have enough storage space or the right size of containers for all your cleaning supplies and odds-and-ends, this will make things take longer than they need to be. Make sure that what you’re using has an appropriate lid so that nothing spills out while it’s sitting in the garage waiting for you to tackle it.
The second is a comfortable place to work. Maybe the kids are home and want attention, maybe your spouse needs you or maybe there’s just too much going on at once for all of this focus on cleaning. Make sure that when spring rolls around again (no matter what time of year) that you have a designated space for cleaning.
The third is to take your time and not feel guilty about it. Spring cleanings are supposed to be fun, but that doesn’t mean you should rush through the process or that it shouldn’t take as long as it needs to so that everything’s done right. The last thing anyone wants in their home is a mess.
The fourth is to start with the hard ones so that they’re done and out of the way. The more difficult tasks are those like taking up a rug, scrubbing down walls or floors, and cleaning behind furniture – things that you might not want to do but will make your life easier if you get them over with first (but realistically probably won’t).
Finally, plan for spring cleanings in advance! Cleaning isn’t something that happens on accident so make sure you know when it’s coming next time around by creating a schedule either written or shared through an app like Google Calendar. Get into good habits now before depression sets in because there’s too much clutter again!