As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, many of us start thinking about spring cleaning. But before you can deep clean your house from top to bottom, there are a few things you can do to prepare. Here are some tips to help you get ready for spring cleaning season.
Make a plan – decide what needs to be done and when you’ll do it
Making a plan when it comes to spring cleaning is an excellent way to ensure that everything gets done on time. Taking the time now to decide what needs to be done and when you can do it ahead of time gives you an organized structure that you can follow once spring arrives. From checking your supplies and assessing the tasks you have to tackle, to dividing the workload between family members and setting specific deadlines, creating a plan brings order and efficiency into your spring cleaning routine. Put simply, make the plan now so you can enjoy the sunshine in spring without stressing over what needs to get done!
Gather your supplies – get all the cleaning products, gloves, and garbage bags you’ll need
The winter season is the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming spring cleaning. While we may not love the cold temperatures outside, biting winds, or even more layers of clothing, it’s a great opportunity to get ahead and organize your cleaning supplies and make sure you have everything you need when the time comes. Don’t wait until spring to shop! Instead, start planning now by gathering all of the cleaning products, gloves, and garbage bags you’ll need. Additionally, consider scheduling a dumpster in front of your house, especially if you plan to discard a lot of furniture or wood. If you’re good friends with your neighbors, you might coordinate your cleaning with them to fill one or two dumpsters. With minimal effort and a little bit of prep work during this season, you can take some of the stress out of your upcoming chores come springtime. Get ready so that when the warmer months roll around you can do your spring clean with ease!
Start with the easy stuff – dusting, vacuuming, and sweeping can all be done relatively quickly
Starting with the more straightforward tasks of dusting, vacuuming and sweeping during the winter is an ideal way to begin preparing for your spring cleaning. Not only are they relatively easy to do when compared to other household chores like sorting and organizing, but they usually provide fast results. This can be a great motivator as you move on to tackling the bigger projects– and having a fraction of it already completed will make the job that much easier. Starting now shows you’re serious about making sure everything is clean before spring comes around – and bonus points if you can keep it this way until then!
Don’t forget the windows – clean both the inside and outside of all your windows
As we gear up for spring cleaning, don’t forget to not only clean the inside of your windows but also the outside! Dust, dirt, and pollen build up over winter and can make your windows look hazy and dirty. A buildup of these elements can also cause them to become scratched or even difficult to open and close. When tackling your spring cleaning job list, make sure to find time to give all the windows a good clean – both inside and outside – to get them back in tip-top shape! Not only will they sparkle after all that hard work, but you can also rest easy knowing that your windows are protected from future stains and damage.
Have fun! Spring cleaning can be a great way to freshen up your home and your attitude
Winter can feel long and dark, but spring cleaning can be a great way to give yourself an optimistic mindset for the coming months. In addition to new houseplants and brighter colors, consider sprucing up your house with some fun activities. From rearranging furniture to creating a work of art to hang on your walls, adding an element of entertainment to your spring cleaning can help you get motivated — and in the end, reap satisfaction from the results. Even if you need a little help doing the deep cleaning that comes along with it, having fun is key to making sure it’s enjoyable!
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By following these simple steps and setting aside some time each week, you can ensure that your home will be ready for the warmer months. And who knows? You might even enjoy it! So what are you waiting for? Get started today!
Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being outdoors and researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure. You can connect with her on Facebook right here and Twitter right here.