The flowers are blooming, the temperatures are rising, and you are cleaning. Right? I know, I know, it can be daunting to start a task so big as Spring cleaning. Where should you start? Should you try to knock it all out in one day? Should you hire someone to help you? While everyone’s case is going to be different, I’m going to do my best to make Spring cleaning as easy as possible for you. Here goes nothing!
First things first, you’ll want to sit down and make a calendar for yourself. Maybe that looks like one day a week for the next four weeks, or maybe it’s every day for one week straight. Whatever works best for you! Just be sure to make it achievable so you can actually follow through with your schedule. Remember, this step is supposed to help you get organized, not to overwhelm you.
Once you have your schedule in place, start assigning rooms or areas to each respective day. I firmly believe that it’s important to divide the work amongst spaces in your home–ie: one day you’ll focus on the kitchen, while another day you’ll work on your closet. If your closet is a beast, then you may even want to divide it up across two days. Again, this is your schedule and your plan, so make it work for you!
Next comes the purging. As you approach each space in your home, really try to look at each piece critically–if you haven’t used an ice cream scooper in the past five years, chances are you can toss it without hurting anyone’s feelings. Similarly, if there are expired foods, be sure to toss those as well. Getting rid of items you don’t need in your life is a crucial step to cleaning your home; I promise you that once your shelves are less cluttered, you’ll instantly feel lighter.
Last but certainly not least is the most fun part–the cleaning! Well, maybe not the most fun but certainly the most rewarding. We all have our own cleaning preferences, but I really love method products for all of my dusting, spritzing, and wiping needs. Just put on some great music and clean away!
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