I’ve been assessing my own home and noticing the winter build up in each room, but realize that if I take one room at a time, it will be less stressful.
Here’s a list of things to help you get a handle on spring cleaning in a more manageable way.
GO ROOM BY ROOM
Take a week and dedicate each day to a particular room in your house. Before you even start cleaning, just make a list of all the things that need to be done in that room. It won’t take you that long, and having a list will make tackling the task a whole lot easier when you’re ready. It works!
INVOLVE THE FAMILY
Make spring cleaning a family affair! When it’s a team effort, spring cleaning can be done in no time. You can even provide incentives, like each family member gets a turn at choosing the music played during cleaning. You could also make a game out of it and offer a gift card to the family member who removes the most clutter. I have already purchased gift cards from Salsa Salsa in Port Jefferson, for my college-aged kids.
SPRING-CLEAN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
There are a handful of big projects that should be done throughout the year to reduce stress during spring cleaning. Projects like window washing, exterior painting, and pressure washing can be intimidating tasks and it helps to do those at other times throughout the year. That way, when it’s time for spring cleaning, you can just focus on the smaller things within your home.
Hopefully, these helpful tips will make spring cleaning a little less of a chore and more of a fun activity for you and your family. The more enjoyable something is, the more likely it is to get done.