Here we are again, approaching the most beautiful time of the year. But Spring can also be a dreaded time – when it comes to cleaning. While spring cleaning can be daunting, when it’s done, it’s worth it. You’re left with a sense of accomplishment and productivity; a weight off your shoulder.
Depending on your lifestyle, there are different ways to attack the dreaded cleaning. Whether you’d rather get it done all at once, or spread it out over a few weeks, hopefully the warmer and brighter days will give you that extra motivation to get it done.
Now or Never
For those of us who prefer to finish what we started, dedicating a full day or weekend to cleaning everything all at once is the way to go. If you live with family or roommates, include everyone. Tackling a daunting task in a group provides motivation and makes it feel like more of an activity. Put on a good playlist, turn up the music, and you might even find yourself having fun.
Assign a specific area to each person, and devote your focus to yours. To keep yourself motivated, take breaks. Go for a walk, take a snack break, or go for lunch. Give yourself something to look forward to – but not until you’ve completed a task. These breaks will motivate everyone and give them an incentive. Plus, when you finish a task, they’ll feel well-deserved.
Slow and Steady
You’re busy, and we get that. You don’t necessarily have the time to dedicate a whole weekend to cleaning, or you just don’t want to. If your heart’s not in it, you’ll probably end up cutting corners and slacking off.
So instead of cleaning all at once, this bit by bit approach might work better for you. Make a list of everything that needs to get done, and divide it up into smaller tasks. Then, spend 10 to 20 minutes a day doing one each, making your way down the list. It may take you a couple of weeks, but slow and steady wins the race.
Break It Up
If you don’t want to spend a whole weekend cleaning, but you also don’t want to spend every day cleaning, breaking it up by the room is another option. Set aside a couple hours a week, and spend that time focusing on one specific area. Once each area’s completed, focus on maintaining the cleanliness so when everything’s done, it still feels fresh. Let your final task be vacuuming the overall areas like the staircase and hallways.
Whichever way you decide to go, use this as an opportunity to get rid of things you no longer use or need. The ultimate goal here is to leave your home organized and clutter-free.
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