Simple Tips to Accomplish Your Spring Clean
When the days becoming brighter and new flowers bloom, that’s when you know spring is here! Spring is the perfect time to refresh your space through a spring clean. Spring cleaning allows us to get a head start on the often-hectic seasons of spring and summer and brings new life to home stuck in the winter blues. A deep clean can sometimes feel like an intimidating task but getting started will be a breeze by following these tips.
Come up with a game plan.
To ensure a smooth and efficient process, come up with a game plan to keep the task feeling manageable. Often times, a checklist is the best way to list out your cleaning plan, and it feel so good to cross tasks off the list!
1. Pick a room to start.
Start by deciding which room to tackle first. Usually, it’s best to choose the room that you feel will be the most difficult or cause you the most frustration. For most people, this room is the bathroom because it is time and labor intensive. From the tub and shower to the toilet and sink, there are many fixtures that have a large surface area that need to be scrubbed and disinfected. Once the bathroom is finished, all the other rooms will feel easier and you won’t be tempted to abandon the bathroom at the end.
2. Schedule a time to start and don’t procrastinate. Don't forget to add in breaks!
Schedule a time to start cleaning and stick to it. It may be best to start on a Friday or Saturday and clean throughout the whole weekend. Adding breaks into your cleaning schedule can prevent yourself from burning out, or becoming discouraged and overwhelmed.
3. Create a fun music playlist.
Prior to the start of cleaning, create a fun music playlist with your favorite songs so you can enjoy your time spent working. If you don't have the time to curate your own playlist, music streaming services often have pre-made cleaning playlists full of great songs to keep you motivated.
Stock up on the products you need.
There's nothing worse than getting the motivation to clean and then realizing you don't have the proper products to get the job done. Make sure to have all your cleaning supplies before you start so you don't get derailed and lose momentum halfway through. Here's a list of items you'll want to make sure you have before getting started:
- Vacuum with multiple attachments to get the hard to reach places (corners, near trim, stairs, etc.)
- Disinfectant wipes/all-purpose cleaner
- Window cleaner
- Rags, sponges, microfiber cloths
- Bathroom cleaning products (toilet, shower, sink, etc.)
- Floor cleaner and a mop
Donating things you don't use and disposing of expired or worn items is a great way to make your space feel larger and more organized. Decluttering also creates more value for the items you do decide to keep because they serve a larger purpose.
Start with dusting and wiping off counters and surfaces.
To avoid having to clean your floors twice, make sure to start your cleaning by wiping off the counters in your kitchen/bathroom, pieces of furniture, and any other surfaces that could push dust, dirt, or crumbs onto the floor. This will save you time and effort.
Continue on with deep cleaning!
Way to go, you did it! Relax and enjoy your freshly cleaned space. Admire your "new" apartment and maybe even add a new decoration or house plant to invigorate your home.
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