Spring is technically here – even though it doesn’t seem like it yet for everyone! Purging the winter dust and clutter makes home feel so much more energizing and inviting. That’s why spring cleaning is such a popular notion – the mess and dirt can really build up after a long winter cooped up inside!
But what about those of us who simply don’t have time to scrub our house from top to bottom this Spring? Fortunately, you can break the spring cleaning process down into manageable chunks to get it done – even if you have a busy lifestyle.
- One room at a time. Don’t try to get your whole home done at once – just take it one room at a time. Start with your most lived-in rooms; you’ll appreciate the results so much more. The kitchen, for example, is a great place to start.
- Follow the same process for each room. You’ll get into a “groove” and work much more efficiently if you follow the same routine each time. For example: purge clutter (to trash and to donate), organize what’s left, and clean from top to bottom.
- Update your decor. Add fresh flowers and other “Spring” touches to freshen up the way your home looks and feels.
- Clean the window treatments. If you can’t get to all the “extra” jobs in a room, at least do this! It will really make a difference when you start opening up the windows as it warms up.
- Tackle fix-it projects. As you have time, tackle any little projects you’ve been putting off all winter. Any broken door latches, handles, etc. getting fixed will be appreciated far more than a squeaky-clean floor under the fridge.
If you’re too busy to tackle the whole house this Spring, don’t worry. Just focus on the tasks that you and your family will notice and appreciate the most.
May Every Step You Take Be Healthy!