As an adult, you slowly start to dread the holiday and spring season because this usually aligns with spring cleaning, which means that you need to work and clean your whole home simultaneously. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some practical tips that will be helpful in your spring cleaning journey.
1. Focus on one piece at a time.
This is the best way to tackle a daunting task without getting discouraged. After each piece, you will have a sense of accomplishment. This way, you will be able to move your household forward little by little, even if you only have an hour or two to spare.
Don’t try cleaning your whole apartment or home in one go. Take it a room at a time in order not to be overwhelmed and have a mental breakdown about this. Take your time and don’t rush into this, be patient with this journey because, at the end of the day, it is something that you’ll have to do and spring cleaning is a must.
Take the opportunity to de-clutter your rooms and closets. Sort, classify and donate items and clothes you no longer need. That’s the basics. Remember, the more furniture and decorative items you have, the longer the cleaning chore will take.
Take the Marie Kondo style of organization and de-cluttering your home from unnecessary things. Ask yourself if that item brings you joy or not; if it does, keep it; if it doesn’t, then throw it away or donate it. Trust your instinct on this one; if you tell yourself that something might come in handy in the future, then get rid of that because you will most likely never use it.
3. Empty the pantry
This is the time of year to empty, clean, and refill everything. Do the same with the refrigerator and freezer. Place products that are nearing their expiration date in plain view and in front of you to ensure proper turnover of food. Avoid using chemicals to clean the areas where your food will come in contact. White vinegar will do the trick.
4. Clean and deodorize in one step.
To make cleaning the microwave easier:
- Place a glass bowl filled with a cup of water and the juice of half a lemon inside.
- Turn on the microwave for about 5 minutes to cover the interior with steam. The steam will remove all the dried food particles, and the lemon juice will leave a pleasant scent.
- Simply wipe all the surfaces of the microwave with a cloth.
5. Choose gray weather to wash your windows.
Are you waiting for good weather to wash your windows? Wrong! On a sunny day, the drying time of your windows will be too short, and traces will remain on your windows. Wait for a cloudy day or until your windows are in the shade, depending on the time of day. Spring cleaning takes a bit of thinking and planning ahead.
By assigning each member of the family to clean a specific room, you’ll get the big job done much faster. To make sure the job gets done, you can give each of your children a checklist of tasks to do in their room, for example.
It is the most democratic way of cleaning your home and getting help to do so. My partner and I divide the task equally, and we both pick and choose which rooms and tasks we want to clean. So, delegating and asking for help isn’t something to be ashamed of and will help you in the long run. Spring cleaning takes a lot of time and effort and this is why you need help when it comes to this.
I started thinking about cleaning during my relaxation period now, and I put on my cleaning playlist. I lipsync and dance with doing my cleaning, which makes cleaning easier or more bearable for me. Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want more tips about cleaning your home for spring.