“We dream of having a clean house — but who dreams of actually doing the cleaning?” — Marcus Buckingham
We bet nobody thought a pandemic would help their clean house dreams come true, but this is the state we’re living in right now, folks. (That and trying to find toilet paper.)
While time can be an abundant resource during COVID-19, we thought we’d make the best of it and share with you fun and mood-lifting spring cleaning tips for your home.
Grab your favorite cleaning supplies (don’t worry if you can’t find any at the store, we have a DIY recipe for you), get your music ready to blast and let’s do this…
SPRING CLEANING TIPS FOR YOUR HOME
MAP IT OUT
You have the time, now it’s your turn to map out how you’ll crush spring cleaning in your home.
Make a list of each room (remember to work top to bottom when cleaning) and fill in what you will do in each of these rooms —
• Whole House
• Family Room
• Bedroom and Closet
Need a list to help break it all down? Joanna Gaines has one for you!
And don’t forget about cleaning supplies. Make sure you have everything you need including towels, gloves (for those extra gunky areas) and if you find that you’re out of a disinfectant, we have you covered.
• 1 cup of water
• 1 cup rubbing alcohol
• 20-30 Drops of Essential Oil (Lemon/Tea Tree/or Lavender)
MAKE IT FUN
No need to get overwhelmed, remember time is on your side!
After you have your map of how you’ll tackle the spring cleaning, it’s time to bring in reinforcements and by that, we mean your favorite mood-setter.
Whether that be rockin’ out to oldies but goodies and The Big Bopper, or you want to blast your favorite Disney soundtrack (we see you; no judgment here), it’s time to dust your speakers off and get started.
If music doesn’t get your motor runnin’, try lighting a candle or diffusing your favorite oil.
Whatever helps your motivation, do that.
DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER, DECLUTTER
If you haven’t watched Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix, get ready for your cluttered mind to be blown.
Marie is the queen of decluttering, so take a page from her and start asking yourself if your “things” bring you joy. If not, it’s time to sell, give away or donate.
You can declutter as you clean, or you can declutter at a separate time (I mean, why not get it all done, right?).
And if you really want a mood-booster, take before and after pictures of your cleaning and decluttering.
DON’T FORGET THESE…
While you’re cutting through the clutter and cleaning like a champ, don’t forget these areas or items in your house:
• Batteries (chirp! Only good when that sound comes from a bird)
• Shower Curtains (yes, it’s time; out with the old, in with the new)
• Filters (furnace, HVAC, air purifiers)
• Fridge (take everything out, leave no kale behind)
• Ceiling Fans (you’ve ignored it this long, it’s time to tackle it)
We’re all in uncharted territory right now and the only thing we can control is what is right in front of us — even if that’s a laundry basket full of clothes, dust bunnies on a ceiling fan, or a closet full of clutter.
Cheers to using our newly-found extra time and spring cleaning so our future self will thank us for it!
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