The bright sunshine, warmer weather and fresh blooms always bring about a special motivation to be more productive. Winter is typically a time to slow down and relax after a busy holiday season, which means the house can quickly get out of order. When things begin to brighten up, it’s the perfect opportunity to get a head start on spring cleaning to ensure that your house is in order and clutter-free. Here are a few ways to keep your spring cleaning routine simple and effective.
Tackle it Room by Room
Create a cleaning checklist for each room in your home, one at a time. By focusing on one area, it’s less likely that you’ll be distracted and hop from one spot to another. Try to focus on the spaces that were ignored more during winter and get those cleared up first.
Clear the Clutter
Getting rid of clutter is one of the best ways to clear your house and your mind. Identify the messiest areas in your home, determine reasons for the excess clutter, come up with a solution and implement a plan for getting rid of it. Sort items in categories of what will go to the trash, what can be donated, and what needs to be stored away.
Remember the Seasonal Chores
While there are everyday cleaning habits to practice, there are also different checklists to follow with each season. To get ready for summer, you’ll want to pay attention to areas like your patio or backyard, clean the grill, and pressure wash the house if needed.
Shop Wisely for Cleaning Supplies
Try to keep purchases to a minimum when shopping for cleaning products. A wide variety of cleaning items can create unnecessary clutter, making it difficult to keep your home clean. A good all-purpose cleaner and soft cloth can clean just about anything and should be staples for every cleaning kit.
Practice New Habits
While you’re on a roll already, try to incorporate some spring cleaning practices into your everyday life. Something as simple as setting a timer for 15 minutes a day to tidy up one specific area will make a world of difference.
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By shifting your focus and priorities on specific areas at a time as opposed to rummaging through the whole house, you can relax knowing that your home will be taken care of piece by piece.