Spring is almost here. Are you feeling the itch to get out and enjoy the weather yet? It’s the perfect time of year to get rid of the mess of winter and ready your house for the upcoming season. A nice clean house means more time spent enjoying those nice days!
Create a plan of attack for your house. Write a check list for each room and list every task that needs to be accomplished from floor to ceiling. You can choose to do one (or more) rooms per day or pick a number of tasks from each room for the day. Always try to start at the top of your room and work your way down to the floor when you clean. With a solid plan you won’t forget some of the things that aren’t on your usual cleaning list.
Gather your supplies into one area. It’s easy to lose motivation if you are constantly running to another room for something you need. If you have everything on hand then there is no need to pause or get distracted by other tasks. It helps to pick up every loose item in the room and place them in one area to sort before tackling the cleaning. Put every item that has a place in your house away and keep a donations box for the items you are no longer using with you in the room.
Tackle your cleaning chores with the intent to finish each thing you start. Don’t leave something halfway done. If you find you are short on time pick one item and set a fifteen minute timer. This can also help if you find the thought of cleaning a whole room overwhelming. Put on some music and have some fun!
Involve your family in the chores list. With extra help everything will go faster and everyone gets the satisfaction of having helped to make your house fresh and clean. Plan a fun outing in celebration! If you have kids let them pick the items they would like to do for an increase in effort. It’s usually more fun for kids when they feel they have a choice in what is being done.
Enjoy your results – I know we do! Do you have a special technique you use for spring cleaning?
Jessica Wick is one of our very own E3Live employees, she enjoys teaching her three children about organic gardening, has a horse, a goat, 2 dogs and a flock of chickens that also love E3Live!