My oldest son’s fiance is coming to visit this weekend, so I needed to dig in and get started on my spring cleaning.
I don’t deep clean often enough, but company is a great motivator!
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My Spring Cleaning Tips:
1. Clean just ONE room. Yes … just one.
Only Wonder Woman could spring clean her entire house at one time.
Instead, tackle one room at a time. It may take you a week or even two to get the whole house finished, but you won’t exhaust yourself and you’ll be motivated to move on to the next room when you see how great the first room looks and smells.
2. Use a checklist.
There’s something very satisfying about checking things off a list, isn’t there?
I don’t always use one, but I usually find something I forgot to do, like clean the top of hanging lights. A checklist really helps.
If you don’t want to make your own checklist, Martha Stewart has a printable spring cleaning checklist HERE.
She is very detailed and includes more than I do, but it’s a great resource.
3. Stay focused. It sounds like a no-brainer, but …
I’m at that stage of life when it doesn’t take much to distract me!
It’s so easy to let the phone or computer sidetrack you. Turn them off while you’re working.
TIP: Put a laundry basket in of the room you’re cleaning. If you find anything that belongs in another room, put it in the basket. This way you won’t get distracted walking from one room to the next.
When you’ve finished working, grab the laundry basket and take all the contents to the rooms they belong in.
4. Crank up your favorite upbeat music!
Music will put a spring in your step and make cleaning much more fun. You’ll probably burn some calories too!
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be drudgery. It can be some serious fun when you’re dancing and singing your way through it to music that lifts your spirits. Walking on Sunshine is my favorite song to listen to when spring cleaning. It’s upbeat and happy, and it came out the year I graduated from high school. I still love my 80’s music!
5. Gather all your cleaning supplies in a tote or bucket before you start.
This keeps everything convenient and close at hand.
And it doesn’t hurt that everything looks better in a galvanized bucket! 🙂
6. Clean your windows first – inside and out.
It’s hard to tell if the room is truly clean when the windows are dirty.
It’s a job no one likes, so most people do it last. Get it done first while you have lots of energy.
7. Reward yourself!
You deserve it. Splurge a little!
Plan your reward ahead of time so you have something to look forward to when the job’s done.
I bought the Magnolia Journal for my reward. There’s even an article about “the case for spring cleaning.”
Have you started your spring cleaning yet? I’d love to hear your best tips in the comments below!
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Vaya con Dios,