Some see spring cleaning as a dreadful chore. Others see it as a way to start anew. Either way, nothing feels quite as satisfying as a clean home. Follow these simple tips and get your house organized and decluttered in no time.
1. Set a date for spring cleaning.
Mark your cleaning day on the calendar and commit.
The earlier you begin the better. So roll up your sleeves and turn on your favorite music.
2. Make a list of things you want to tackle.
This comprehensive cleaning checklist is a helpful start. Select your priority areas and ones that can wait.
Closets are always on the list. Donate what you can to a local nonprofit, like the Women’s Resource Center in Gulfport.
3. Purchase needed supplies.
Have everything you need handy, from trash bags to light bulbs. Check out our top 10 mom-approved recommendations for cleaning projects.
4. Make it a family event.
Teamwork can make anything easier. Assign tasks and areas. When tasks are complete, celebrate with a fun reward. You’d be amazed how a yummy cold treat from Pop Brothers can motivate a child.
5. Purge expectations.
Let’s be realistic. No one is coming to your house with a white glove to examine your cleaning capabilities.
There are years where your home will sparkle and others where it might twinkle (if you squint and look really closely). If the robot vacuum won’t pick up the last dust bunny, sweep it under the rug for next year’s spring cleaning. We give you permission.