One of the most tedious tasks to maintaining your home is to spring clean the property after the winter season comes to an end. It can often be overwhelming when figuring out where to start while trying to tackle each room. When you want to make spring cleaning less of a pain, there are a few important steps to take.
1. Spread Out the Chores
It can be easy to struggle with how you’ll tackle all of the different chores that must be completed to spring clean your home. Make a checklist and delegate tasks to different family members. Schedule different activities over the period of a few days to avoid feeling like you need to complete everything within a few hours. Take breaks, load up on snacks, and turn the music on while you clean to make it more enjoyable. Set a timer to avoid getting distracted and spending too much time in a particular area of the home. Estimate how long it will take you to complete each task when setting the timer.
2. Plan Your Meals
Planning your meals ahead of time to avoid burning out due to a lack of energy or stopping to find something to eat when you’re ready for lunch or dinner. Choose healthy options that won’t lead to fatigue and will allow you to stay motivated. Keep easy snacks on hand that won’t take too much time to prepare. Make the meals ahead of time and avoid spending more than 30 minutes in the kitchen.
3. Follow the ‘One Year’ Rule
One of the most important steps of spring cleaning your interior setting is to follow the ‘one year’ rule by Marie Kondo. Anything that hasn’t been used in the last year should be tossed out or donated to free up extra space in the setting. Old clothing items, children’s toys, and kitchen tools should be removed to avoid holding onto unnecessary items that are creating extra clutter in the space.
If items are broken, consider making a pile of products that can be salvaged to avoid spending more money on replacements. A vape may need replacement coils, or a guitar may need new strings, which will allow you to continue using the items that you enjoy without causing them to continue sitting.
It’s also important to avoid holding onto items just because they offer a bit of nostalgia. Old letters, photographs, and souvenirs can create a significant amount of clutter in the home and are rarely touched throughout the year. Make it a point to take a photo of it to avoid forgetting about the item. You can also scan old letters or documents that you want to enjoy in the future.
4. Use the Right Products
Spring cleaning can be more of a headache if you don’t have the right tools or products on hand. Make it a point to stock up on microfiber cloths to dust off ceiling fan blades or the top of furniture pieces. Another recommendation is using a compact cordless vacuum to clean areas that are hard to reach. You’ll have an easier time sucking up dust bunnies and removing dust that has accumulated on the baseboards.
Arm-length rubber gloves will also prove to be useful when you need to clean the oven or under the beds. Trash bags are also necessary to throw out junk or trash that is discovered in various rooms. You can also use the bags to load up items that you’re planning on selling or donating after purging the home.
Although many people dread the spring cleaning process, there are several ways to make it more efficient with each step that you take. By staying organized with the project and following the right rules, you can create a tidy and comfortable setting that is ready for the warmer months ahead.