With the arrival of warmer weather, you probably want to lie back, soak in the sun, and enjoy a spring breeze. Like a breath of fresh air, it makes you feel awake and alive. To relax properly, though, you need to be in a comforting place, a clean space, free of clutter. Studies have shown that people who live in tidy, clean houses live healthier and happier lives. While cleaning might not be your idea of relaxation, if you know how to organize spring cleaning and crush it in one weekend, the results of it and the benefits you will receive afterward will prove worthwhile.
So, how to organize spring cleaning?
It all starts right now. As with most things, gathering information is the first step. So, grab your favorite drink, and let’s discuss how to organize spring cleaning. It’s best to prepare in advance, but if you lead a busy lifestyle, this can be difficult. Fear not, preparation can be done during your morning coffee each day, and little by little you will meet the weekend ready to get started.
Preparation is key. Make a detailed plan of what you wish to accomplish during your spring cleaning. Go through each room in your home and make notes about everything you want to do. Once you have created a list of chores, you should prioritize them.
Try and think about all the little details that each task you have given yourself requires. This will influence the amount of time each chore takes. It’s also good to try and create some sort of timetable for each task. feel free to schedule breaks for yourself. After all, you’re not a robot, but make sure that you keep to your schedule and don’t give up halfway through.
When you have the time during the weeks prior to your spring cleaning, check up on the status of your cleaning supplies. Make a list of the supplies you need to replenish and do so before the weekend you have chosen for cleaning. Keep in mind that various cloths, dust brushes, and scrubbers will make your life easier when the work begins. When the day arrives, you will be ready to handle the task ahead of you and breathe new life into your home.
If all of this seems a little bit too time-consuming or daunting a task for you, consider contracting cleaning services, you can easily recognize quality cleaners by their organization skills and punctuality, but make sure they offer some kind of quality assurance as well.
It’s not another manic Monday
The weekend has arrived. It’s Saturday morning, and you are roaring to get started. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee and when you’re done, switch off your TV and put your phone away. By now, we are all aware of just how distracting and time-consuming these devices can be. This doesn’t mean you won’t have any companionship during your spring cleaning though. Feel free to put on some of your favorite music and turn it up, singing along makes every task easier.
Let’s get it started
Ideally, you should remove as many of your belongings from the room as possible. Feel free to put any ornaments, decorative pieces, photos, CDs, and other such items in boxes and move them to another room for the time being. This will make it easier to clean that particular room.
Obviously, this isn’t always possible, but don’t worry, it doesn’t mean you won’t still complete your task on time: it might just require a little extra effort. When you are finished cleaning, you can bring your belongings back, but use this opportunity to rearrange them and declutter.
Prioritize the rooms you use the most
Prioritizing the rooms you use the most doesn’t mean you should ignore the rest of your home. However, chances are these rooms will require the most work. This means that, as time passes, your workload will decrease. Clean one room at a time. Seeing the effects of your efforts will not only provide the needed motivation and give you added energy, but it will also ensure you carry on cleaning the rest of your home with the needed gusto. At some point, you should also think about another weekend when you can tackle exterior house cleaning. Once you are satisfied with the interior of your home, this is the next stop.
Slow down from time to time. You can’t go on forever at the pace of a superhero, so make sure that you take those breaks that you scheduled. You might have the energy and drive at the moment, but take care not to burn yourself out. Keep in mind, though, that you should slow down, not come to a complete stop. Getting back to it from zero again can be very difficult.
Use as many natural cleaners as you can
There are numerous benefits to using natural cleaners. The scent of citrus, fruits such as lemons and oranges, will help you feel more awake and energized. They also won’t damage your respiratory tract or dry your skin as much as the harsh chemicals contained in most modern cleaning supplies.
For some tasks, you might need the help of strong chemicals though so make sure to wear protective gloves when using them. Lemon, vinegar, baking soda, and warm water all have multiple cleaning properties that you can take advantage of.
Make sure you have completed all the essentials
Make sure you have done all the essentials of your spring cleaning. These include vacuuming, dusting, mopping, de-cluttering, de-griming, and window washing. We suggest doing your chores from the ceiling to the floor, which will prevent you from cleaning the same spaces multiple times. If you vacuum your floors and then dust shelves and ceiling fans, there is a possibility some dust will fall on the floor that you just vacuumed. No one wants to finish up their spring cleaning just to open the oven and find grime inside, or to sit down on a sofa and be met with a cloud of dust. Take special care of mold prevention. When dealing with mold you should also take the necessary safety precautions.
Once you feel you have completed all the necessary work you should also create a cleaning schedule and try to stick to it to maintain this fresh, clean, organized feel.
Let the sunshine in
Now that your windows are spotless and sparkling, make sure to raise any blinds, open your windows, and let the sunshine in. Feel peace and tranquillity enter your home with every gust of fresh spring air. Enjoy the moment. You deserve it.
Thinking about how to organize your spring cleaning and actually doing the cleaning are two very different things, but with a little planning and organization, you can crush it in one weekend.