It’s that time of year again! It’s finally spring, and if you’re like me, then you’ve probably thought about spring cleaning and organizing. Believe it or not, spring cleaning is one of my favorite spring activities. There’s nothing better than having a clean and organized home. The best part is that spring cleaning can be effortless, to do.
If you’re looking for some spring cleaning tips, check out my list below.
It amazes me how much stuff can accumulate within a few months. I don’t know about you, but I find myself stressed when I notice that there’s too much clutter. I’ve seen things that I forgot I even had and donated the items. Decluttering is one of the most important parts of spring cleaning. I recommend making a pile of what you plan to throw away, a pile of things you want to keep, and a pile of things that you would like to donate.
Make a cleaning schedule
I have found that having a cleaning schedule helps keep me organized. It also reduces stress. There were many times when I would try to clean everything in a single day, and the results were disastrous. I always ended up feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. Now I use my planner and add something to clean on each day. You could even add in a day or two of rest. For instance, you could clean your bathrooms on Mondays. Wednesdays could be the day that you dust the house/apartment/condo/etc. Laundry day could take place on Fridays. Tuesdays and Wednesdays could be days where you don’t have to do any cleaning (besides your daily cleaning like washing dishes). Simply put, make the schedule work for you, and make sure that you don’t pile on too much in a day.
Stock up on cleaning supplies
Check your cleaning supplies and stock up on products that you don’t have or are running low on. Trust me, you don’t want to start cleaning and then realize that you don’t have enough supplies. I’m sure you are probably noticing ads and amazing deals for cleaning supplies in your stores (I’m looking at you, Target). Take advantage of those sales and coupons, and stock up.
Clean one room at a time
Try to focus on one room or area in your home. For instance, focus on cleaning the bedrooms one day, the bathrooms the next day, the living room the day after next, etc. Doing this is similar to having a cleaning schedule, so I recommend including this in your cleaning schedule.
Clean your windows
When it comes to cleaning, there are so many areas of a home that people tend to forget or ignore. One of these areas is the windows. When cleaning your windows, don’t use any chemicals. Make sure to clean your blinds and window screens as well. If you suffer from allergies, you may want to wear a mask.
Outside can use some cleaning up too
Another part of the house that is often overlooked is your outdoor spaces. The patios and porches can take a beating during the winter and need some freshening up as well. Don’t forget to clean the seat cushions too! For more tips on how to Spruce up your Outdoor Spaces for Spring, click here.
Have you started spring cleaning? What are some of your spring cleaning tips?