Out with the old and in with the new! It’s time to turn away from winter blues and take a fresh deep breath into spring. Around here, this starts with spring cleaning your home.
I know, I know. Depending on where you live, you may still be having unseasonably cool weather (seriously…..it snowed here just a few days ago!). But we’ve had little snippets of spring – just enough to remind us that it really IS here and that summer really IS just around the corner.
Spring Cleaning Your Home
Even with the less-than-perfect weather, I find this the perfect time of year to put away the winter stuff, give the house a good cleaning out and get ready for summer because I sure don’t want to spend any of those beautiful sunny, warm days on housework (you’ll find me at the beach instead).
So, if you’re a spring cleaner like me, I’ve got some quick cleanup tips with a must-have giveaway for the occasion.
Tip #1: Call in for extra troops
Fighting off greasy stains, tough mildew, and stubborn odors will require an additional set of hands – so make this a family affair and grab as many helpers as you can! When it comes down to it, you’re not the only one living under the roof.
Tip #2: Take your time
Remember that while adrenaline may be rushing to get your house looking spotless, it’s wise to spread out a large project like this over the course of a few days. The season is here to stay so no need to panic! The last thing you want is an injury to welcome you into spring.
Tip #3: Map it out
Organize, organize, organize! Work from the top down, inside to outside, and keep an agenda to prioritize. Allocating rooms to each person (or doing it one at a time by yourself) will also avoid unfinished tasks. Setting this up at the beginning will make the process so much quicker and more efficient.
Tip #4: Have fun
Turn on the radio, lay out a few snacks, and don’t take it too seriously! Celebrate the season of greener grasses and sunny weather (without the sweat and sunburns).
Your family’s living space deserves only the best – after all, where else can you unwind and call it your very own home sweet home?