Now that Spring is here, we’re all feeling a little more inspired to clean up around the house. But with busy schedules, kids, work, and other commitments, it can be hard to find time for deep cleaning. Don’t worry! Here are some tips that will make spring cleaning easier for you:
Don’t put too much pressure on yourself
“We’re under an extraordinary amount of pressure right now, so . . . I want people to go easy on themselves this year,” said Melissa Maker, founder of Clean My Space, a boutique cleaning company in Toronto. “Traditional spring cleaning happens in a traditional year where you can cyclically expect the same things to happen, but we’ve been thrown a curveball.”
Maker advises separating tasks into “need-to-haves” and “nice-to-haves.” Anything that affects your safety and well-being and the basic functioning of your home should take priority.
Needs might include checking smoke detectors or switching out a furnace filter, Maker said. Make sure all essential appliances, such as the refrigerator, freezer, and heating and air-conditioning systems, are in working order.
If you live somewhere with inclement weather, check that seals on doors and windows are intact and that screens aren’t broken. Source: WashingtonPost
Keep the clutter at bay
One of the biggest parts of spring cleaning is often getting rid of clutter. A systematic four-step approach can be helpful for this. Identify problem areas, analyze reasons for the clutter, determine solutions, and implement these remedies. Sorting your belongings into four categories—trash, give away, store, or put away—can also be effective as you go through the spring-cleaning process. Move the clutter out as soon as possible, whether it’s bringing a donation box to a charity or planning a yard sale. Source: TheSpruce
Make cleaning a habit
When you stand back and look at your pristine home, you just might have the motivation you need to work on your negative home care habits. Decide right then and there which tasks ought to be completed immediately or daily to keep you organized longer. Source: LifeStorage
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