Spring is the perfect time to scrub, sweep and store away your winter woes for another year – or in this case help pass the time while you shelter-in-place to avoid COVID-19.
Cleaning your home from top to bottom may never become effortless, but you can make the project more manageable-and even enjoyable. For most, the joy comes at the end when the cleaning project is completed.
Spring Cleaning Tips:
Approaching your house room-by-room is the most effective way to deep-clean your home at any time of the year, but especially in spring. Use room checklists (such as this one from MarthaStewart.com) as a springboard for deep-cleaning the areas of your home that need extra attention.
Whether you prefer to start outside and work your way in or work top-to-bottom, create a realistic schedule and focus on one task at a time.
Allow Enough Time – And Schedule in Breaks
The Spring Clean takes time. A single weekend won’t suffice. Don’t be tempted to jump from room to room “to break things up.” Stay focused on one area until it’s done.
Clear the Clutter
Now is a good time to advantage of the natural spring urge to get rid of items that are weighing you down and begin fresh with a more streamlined lifestyle.
To make the most out of your organization, declutter by donating old clothes, shoes and toys that you don’t need or use anymore. Then invest in storage necessities like under-the-bed containers, clothes organizers and bins to hold cleaning products. You’ll soon find the more organized a room is, the less time it takes to keep tidy.
If you need a little help in your cleaning endeavors, get your family involved. Even the most unwilling helper can make a big difference in the workload. As a kid I used to tag-team cleaning our bedrooms with my sister. It always went much faster together with some good tunes playing.