Step aside, Marie Kondo. It’s spring cleaning season and while the master of tidying is indeed a legend who has earned our utmost respect, some of her tactics can seem overwhelming.
And if there’s something we learned from her, it is that sometimes it’s okay to go back to basics.
After a roller coaster of a winter, it may not feel like it. But spring is coming and with it comes the time to breathe some of that fresh air into your home. The best place to start? Think baby steps.
Make a list
Raise your hand if you’ve ever written something down on a to-do list that you’ve already completed. There is just something gratifying about putting that little strike through something you are proud to have accomplished.
Aside from that, making a list helps you simplify the process of spring cleaning by keeping you focused on the end goal. If you need ideas, there are lots of spring cleaning checklists like the one below out there to work from.
Try taking it room by room
Depending on how long your aforementioned list is, the tasks may seem to pile up more quickly than that pesky stack of bills. Breaking your list down by room may help alleviate some of the stress involved with the whole process.
If you have young children in the house, enlist them. You might be surprised at how much they enjoy cleaning up while simultaneously helping them learn the importance of being a team player around the house.
Go at your own pace
Simply put, take it slow. It’s called spring cleaning for a reason. And, at least for most of us, spring is a season that spans the course of several months. Nothing has to happen overnight.
The point is to do what needs to be done. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Unless you prefer to set aside a chunk of time to get everything at once, in which case more power to you!
Don’t forget the forgettable areas
There are obvious things like doing a deep clean of the oven and fridge, but what about the scum that accumulates behind those major appliances or under the sink? No space should be considered safe (or immune) from the wrath of your duster!
Try a new home cleaning or organizing hack (or six)
There are all kinds of cleaning hacks on the Internet. Pick a few you’d like to try and give it a go. We love this one from 511 East, which brings new life to a very well loved microfiber couch.
Keep it up
Don’t stop spring cleaning just because your home sparkles and is now summer ready. Keep it that way by maintaining a routine. Much like the aforementioned list, having a method to chip away at chores throughout the average week can serve a double purpose: retain your sanity and ultimately create a bit less work for yourself.
Think of it as an investment in next year – maybe your maintenance and hard work will pay off by creating a shorter list for you next spring!
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