Cleaning can feel like an overwhelming task with not enough hours in the day to get it all done. While it might sound impossible, you can get all your spring cleaning done for your ENTIRE home in just a single day. Skeptical? This guide will show you how.
If there are two things we all want it’s more time and a clean home. Thankfully, this guide can help with both. Although you may be tempted to do spring cleaning tasks here and there, the longer you spread out your tasks, the less likely you are to get them all done. Not to mention, the mess starts to build up again before you’ve even finished.
The Benefits of Spring Cleaning
It’s no secret a tidy home equals a tidy mind, however, there are so many other benefits to spring cleaning. If you’re struggling with spring cleaning motivation, these benefits will remind you why it’s worth the effort:
- Cleaner Air – While spring brings the warmer weather, unfortunately, it can also bring those dreaded allergies. A deep spring clean will also remove allergy triggers such as dust and pet hair which can build up over the Winter. This means spring cleaning is beneficial for your family’s respiratory health as it improves the air quality in your home.
- Emotional Clearing – Clutter in the home invites dust and germs, which in time, can cause stress, fatigue, and illness. In addition, a messy house means you are constantly surrounded by a never-ending to-do list that can wreak havoc on your emotional wellbeing. A successful spring clean will refresh your home and your mindset, ready for a healthy year ahead.
- Burn Calories – Spring cleaning doesn’t just help your home look good; it helps you look good too. Cleaning is one of the many ways to burn calories without trying. In fact, it can help burn over 300 calories an hour.
- Get Better Sleep – Sleep is essential in keeping a family home running smoothly. A good night’s sleep means your kids can concentrate better, your relationship is stronger, and your diet improves as you no longer crave sugar or caffeine to keep you awake. A clean and organized home – particularly the bedroom – is scientifically proven to enhance sleep quality.
Delegate Tasks to Other Family Members
The real secret to getting your cleaning done all in one day? Help. Moms often need to be reminded that they don’t need to do everything themselves. Even if you must do most of it, giving each family member just one task from your spring cleaning checklist will be a massive help.
This allows you to work smarter, not harder. If you divide and conquer, your spring cleaning tasks will all get done before bedtime. Even your toddlers can help with tasks such as making the beds or dusting. Chances are, they will actually find it fun.
Start Early to Get More Done
Getting up early sounds like the absolute last thing you want to be doing, but it’s also the best way to ensure that you get things done. Prepare your cleaning products the night before and clear your schedule for the day, so you’re mentally ready to get up early and jumpstart the cleaning.
This will make sure you have ample time to get things done and that you’re not working through the night to finish everything. No one wants to be scrubbing baseboards at 2 am.
Focus on the Areas That Need a Deep Clean
The purpose of spring cleaning is to do those deep cleaning tasks that you may otherwise miss during the rest of the year, as they are not part of your daily cleaning routine. Create a priority list based on these areas to avoid distractions and ensure you are finished on time.
If you usually wipe down your counters or wash the windows as part of your daily cleaning tasks, then save those for your everyday cleaning days. Spring cleaning is the time to get the neglected nooks and crannies cleaned and the items you don’t dust or clean regularly.
Keep the Momentum and Batch Tasks When You Can
Get all the linens into the wash at once, vacuum all floors, or wipe down all mirrors at once. These small, batched tasks will help you move through your home much quicker. This also makes it easier to delegate tasks to other people when they have a single goal to work toward.
By batching tasks, you will also see progress faster which aids momentum, keeping you encouraged to continue cleaning. If you need the extra motivation, set a timer for 15-30 minutes and let that be your goal for working through an area or on a task.
Don’t Wait to Spring Clean Your Outdoor Spaces
If you need extra attention to your garage, garden, or patio, don’t wait to start on it. They are part of your home too, and at times, you and visitors see these spaces first before even entering your home, so they are equally as important.
Consider the weather on your spring cleaning day, so you can include these outdoor tasks. For example, if it gets cold in the early morning or rain is expected late afternoon, plan your spring cleaning around this. If you wait to tackle the outdoor spaces another day, chances are they won’t get done.
Top Tips For Spring Cleaning in a Day
- Use an all-purpose cleaner. For example, there are over 20 ways to use Thieves Household Cleaner in your home. This will speed up your spring cleaning as you don’t need to stop, start and switch products.
- Make your own cleaning products. Not only is it better for your family’s health and your home, but these natural cleaning products will save you time and money during your spring clean. By preparing them the night before, you avoid the disturbance of heading to the store halfway through if you run out.
- Use a spring cleaning checklist. This will help you delegate tasks to family members as well as plan your day effectively. Not to mention the feel-good factor of ticking off those tasks as you go.
Now you should realize it is possible to do your spring cleaning in a single day without stress or hiring help. Armed with the benefits and these tips, you should feel motivated to tick off that spring cleaning to-do list with time to spare.
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