As a child, I looked forward to spring every year — no exceptions. Spring held the promise of longer days, budding flowers, the first sunburn, and not having to bundle up to go outside.
Now well into adulthood, I feel that spring holds the same promise, but it brings with it another twist…a twist that most of us could live without. Yes, I’m referring to spring cleaning.
Spring cleaning can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are some simple things we can all do to ease the pain.
For starters, approach it as you would an assignment at work. Before you get started, have a written plan. It doesn’t need to be elaborate or complicated. It can be as simple as a list of the rooms and projects that need to be tackled. Once your plan is in place, get started.
Don’t try to approach all your spring-cleaning projects at once. Break up the workload into more manageable tasks. Take it a room or two at a time, checking things off your list as you go.
Before you start each room, pick things up and put the clutter away. A little organization will help you clean faster, keep you on task, and minimize frustration.
Another way to clean efficiently is to have all your supplies at hand before you start. Just throw everything in a bucket or basket and carry it with you, eliminating unnecessary trips back and forth and increasing your productivity.
Every house has those easy-to-miss areas like doorframes, windowsills, and baseboards. To help make sure you don’t overlook these things, go from top to bottom and left to right throughout each room.
There’s no denying that spring cleaning can be overwhelming. But with the right approach, we can get it done and move on to enjoy the simple pleasures the season brings. Discover more helpful cleaning tips from Molly Maid.
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