The thing that makes spring cleaning so simple is that there is a clear goal: clean everything in your house deeply because that’s the best way to make sure your home and belongings last a long time.
And, it’s just really nice to have a clean house.
The first thing to do is to schedule one full day for each room of your house. Your outdoor space counts as a room! 😉
Spending one day on each room is an opportunity to pay close attention, really completing the room, while also having a chance to finish early and enjoy the rest of your day with a sense of accomplishment.
Here’s how to conquer each room:
- Do a quick sweep and get anything that is out of place out of the room.
- Clean one piece of furniture (or appliance) at a time, removing everything from it. Put what you don’t want in the trash or a Goodwill box and scrub the entire thing, including the walls and floors! Whatever you’re keeping, be sure dust it off and put it back nicely. Repeat this step until all of the hard-to-access parts of the room are complete.
- Once that’s done, all you have to do is dust, sweep, vacuum, mop, scrub the walls, get the cobwebs, and this room is finished!
- Make sure to bring all those things you put elsewhere back in the room and get rid of the things you don’t want or need. 🙂
And that’s it. Of course, if you’re outside the tasks are a bit different. You want to focus on emptying rain gutters, getting rid of debris or trash, and managing the safety and maintenance aspects of caring for your home.
When you’re done your house will be sparkling and you will probably feel like a superhero.
You might also want to check out Martha Stewart’s Spring Cleaning Checklist for some deeper maintenance and safety measures.
What do you think? Are you up for the Spring Cleaning Challenge this month? 🙂