With the #konmari method dominating the internet, people are more ready than ever to jump head first into spring cleaning. If you want a sparkling clean and organized home at the end of spring cleaning season, then follow these 10 expert tips to tackle the job!
Make sure that you have the products you need before you start to clean
Before you set forth on your spring cleaning journey, make sure that you are prepared. You will be more successful in completing the cleaning session if you have everything that you need to get the job done beforehand. Stopping to run to the store to grab a cleaning solution you don’t have will break the cleaning streak. These are some of our favorite cleaning brands that can be delivered right to your door so you’re ready on day 1 of spring cleaning: SNAP, Global Care, Method and Seventh Generation.
Write out a checklist
You are 80% more likely to complete a task if you write it down. Many find joy in the ability to check a task off of a to-do list and mark as complete. Write down everything that you plan to tackle during spring cleaning and take it a task at a time!
Start with your clothes
Since this is often seen as the most daunting task to us, we recommend that this is where you start. Get this task done before you get tired or lose your cleaning energy. Tackle your closet, coat racks,
and storage spaces first to eliminate the clothing items that you no longer need and make space for the new season.
Move on to the most trafficked rooms in your house
By tidying the most used rooms in your house first, you will feel instant gratification. That feeling of success will keep you motivate to continue on and move to the spaces in your home that you don’t spend as much time in.
As soon as you can, take the items that you don’t need anymore to a local donation bank or set up a pick-up time with the Salvation Army in your area. The quicker that you can eliminate the clutter, the faster you will feel like you are seeing the results that you want to see from your spring cleaning efforts.
Store things in an organized and thoughtful way
The #konmari method is inspiring people around the globe to tidy their homes and get organized! One of the methods to success is keeping things organized in a “home” or a specific place where you know that item can be found. This eliminates the stress of searching endlessly, not knowing where something is kept. This method recommends that you organize your sheets, towels, junk drawers, clothing, toys, etc. into storage bins or baskets where the items can be displayed neatly and are visible. Place an order for a few of these storage bins or baskets for your home and you will be ready to organize during your spring cleaning season.
Get the whole family involved
If the entire family is involved in spring cleaning, everyone will feel a sense of empowerment to keep things clean and tidy moving into the rest of the year. Get everyone involved! Assign specific and manageable tasks to your children and they will enjoy helping the family and being a part of the process.
Tackle seasonal chores
You might find that this actually excites you! There is nothing more joyful than getting out the patio furniture, cleaning the grill and lawn chairs or washing off the salt and winter debris from the back deck! Tackling your seasonal tasks will excite you for the warm weather that is on the horizon and you might just wind up catching a few spring sun rays while at it!
Don’t forget about outside of the home and the garage
Don’t leave out the outside of the house like windows, patios, the driveway, and plants. In addition, the garage is often left a mess after a season of winter weather. Tidy that up so that you can enjoy the outdoor activities all spring and summer long!
Stock up on products to keep you going
Once the spring cleaning is complete, you will feel so good that you won’t want the feeling to end! Make sure that you re-stock on the cleaning products that you need to keep everything neat and tidy throughout the remainder of the year.