Spring cleaning refers to the annual tradition of thoroughly cleaning and organizing one’s home during the spring season.
During spring cleaning, people typically deep clean their homes, declutter their spaces, purge unwanted items, and organize their belongings. This can involve dusting, vacuuming, washing windows, cleaning carpets and upholstery, and organizing closets and drawers.
In addition to the physical benefits of a clean and organized home, spring cleaning can also have psychological benefits, such as reducing stress and promoting a sense of accomplishment and control.
Overall, spring cleaning is a great way to refresh your living space and start the new season off on a clean and organized note.
Are you looking for some spring cleaning tips to knock out those cleaning tasks? Then you’re in the right place!
It’s always a good idea to stay organized throughout the year, but things don’t always go according to plan. If you’re a busy mom, I totally understand. The Spring season is a great opportunity to whip your house into shape!
Spring cleaning can be a tough job since there may be things you’ve been putting off all year long. But in the end, it’ll be worth it because you’ll have a great sense of accomplishment and your house will be looking its best.
Seven Ways to Spring Clean Your Home
1. Start with a deep cleaning.
Deep cleaning is clearly not something you can make a part of your everyday cleaning routine. During Spring cleaning, however, you can take the opportunity to tackle cleaning tasks that get little to no attention throughout the year.
• Rent a steam cleaner and clean all of your carpets and upholstery. Or hire a carpet cleaning company to give your carpets a refresh.
• Note the condition of your bathrooms to see if deep cleaning is required there as well.
2. Time to use the ladder.
Spring cleaning is also an opportunity to get to all those hard to reach places. Include ceiling fans, the tops of doors, and light fixtures. Do this dusting first so you can vacuum up the fallen dust later with the regular vacuuming.
3. Then move on to vacuuming.
During spring cleaning, take that extra step to vacuum everything. On a typical cleaning day, you likely do a quick job in a matter of minutes. However, with spring cleaning, it’s good to take time for the details, crevasses, and under the couch.
4. Make time to wash all surfaces.
Take the time to wash every surface you can. There may be certain things that you don’t think need cleaning, but you really never know where dust has settled throughout the year. Grab a cloth and clean your walls, cabinets, and more.
5. Be sure to sift through the clutter.
Find the cluttered spots in your house and deal with those items. If you need them in the house, then find them a permanent home that’s out of the way.
• If you need to keep small items, but aren’t using them every day, find a place to pack them away for the future.
• If you find that you have too many things, consider dropping off unwanted items for donation, if you feel that you can do without them.
6. Don’t forget organization.
Pay special attention to organization. If you’ve already been using an organization plan, you’ll only need to reorganize things that may have fallen out of place. If you don’t have organizational methods in place, perhaps it’s time to adopt some.
• This is a great opportunity to go through the “junk drawer” and other places where things may have piled up.
7. And get your family involved.
So much more can be accomplished when it’s a group effort. Have children take responsibility for their rooms. Then, divide up the other cleaning projects among every member of the family.
• Be sure to reward yourselves at the end of the day for a job well done! Perhaps you can throw a pizza party for the family.
Remember that getting your house into shape doesn’t need to be too difficult on you; just take everything one step at a time, do what you can, and it’ll all get done.
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Crystal is the owner of The Organized Home, LLC and producer of The Home Approach® program and The Purpose-Driven Productivity Program®; empowering busy Christian women to create an organized home that they love, so they can thrive at home. With over ten years of combined experience working in the Professional Organizing industry and coaching industry, she combines her expertise in decluttering, organizing, and home management with her passion for helping women to bring out the best in themselves.
While coaching is her God-given calling, she also loves being a mom to her young children (ages 5, 7 and 9), date nights with her husband, and family outings on the weekends. Above all, she is most passionate about following Jesus and inspiring others to do the same.