Some people start spring cleaning right at the beginning of the Spring season. But, if you’re like me, you are the ultimate procrastinator and you may not have started yet.
Or, it may have taken the planning of a Memorial Day gathering to get your tush in gear for a good deep clean to get planned and subsequently executed.Ã‚Â I have yet to get to the execution part; catch me the week prior to the Memorial Day BBQ and you’ll see me frantically cleaning – it is what it is; what can I say?
So, how do you get to it all and make sure you do a quality, deep clean? I have a few tips to offer.
There are a variety of ways you can go about doing this. You can find a ton ofÃ‚Â printablesÃ‚Â online that meet your spring cleaning needs. They’ll help you think of things that need cleaning in your home that didn’t even cross your mind. Hit up Pinterest and type in “Spring Cleaning Checklist” and watch a plethora of ideas pop up.
Join an online cleaning challenge to keep you motivated. By accessing online communities, like the one linked up here,Ã‚Â you can find tips and suggestions for making the most of your cleaning efforts.
Even when these challenges end, you can use the posts and tips provided to reach your goals beyond the initial challenges.Ã‚Â They will help you remain focused on your goal and you will likely accomplish what you set out to do for each task and connect with online friends in the process Ã‚Â - a win-win!
Decide what’s most important and accomplish those tasks first. If you are like me and you have several small children underfoot, it’s not likely that you’ll get every inch of your home done in one day. You may have to chip away at bits and pieces of it over the course of a month (or three).
Celebrate each milestone in your deep cleaning journey. If you have a multi-story home and an event is planned in the near future – clean the common rooms first, then move on to the rooms less utilized after that event has passed.
Delegate to Others
It is ok to delegate some tasks to others, such as the purging of closets and toy bins to older children and spouses. Have others in the home keep up with the day-to-day cleaning while you are working through the deep cleaning chores, so you can accomplish your goals quicker. Work together as a team and you will see the light at the end of your spring cleaning tunnel come much sooner.
What other quick tips can you offer to those hoping to accomplish some deep cleaning this spring?Ã‚Â
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