Top 3 Tips to Prepare for Spring Cleaning  

Spring is approaching faster than you may think. That is why it is important to prepare for spring cleaning! It does not have to be a long, dreadful process. By developing an efficient plan to tackle the cleaning, you will save a lot of time and energy. Making it fun and enjoyable for the whole family will go a long way. With our 3 tips below, you will be able to do your spring cleaning in no time!

1 – List Your Areas of Concern:  You know…those areas that cause your eyeballs to go red because you are tired of seeing them. Some items might be those clutter areas in your office, playroom or a closet/ the unboxed array of items in the storage room/ the cobwebby corners/ the pantry overflow/ the growing grossness of your baseboards and finger print laden wood trim/ the stale smells of mattresses / the over baked oven grunge. These are just a few you may run into.I can give you more if you need it (OMG – no please you say!)

2 –Purge:  True cleaning can’t start until you get rid of the stuff that no longer serves you or brings you joy.  Set a date for the donation truck to pick up your bagged donations and by setting that date you will have an incentive to get it done. Give a large black bag to every member of your household a bag to fill up.  Of course, if they are children not quite trained in discernment of such matters you might have them make a pile in their rooms for your approval then have them load their bags 🙂 You can also tell them how charitable donations help others in need and that will instill in their hearts the importance of benevolence. This can become a wonderful lifelong habit for them.

3 – Think Real Essentials:  Think of your total property and those areas that go unnoticed but are important in preventing expensive repairs as well as things that add to your homes’ value. These are real essentials in many ways and some ways that affect your health. *Consider spring time as the perfect time to do maintenance cleaning on your HVAC. Do it yourself or hire a professional but my tip is to do a little Google research to see just how easy such maintenance truly is and can save you hundreds of dollars. * Another item to consider is preparing your windows to be open by cleaning the windows sills of the dead bugs and accumulated debris, which adds to your interior dust particles if not cleaned. * Cleaning your air ducts and replacing air vent filters throughout can make a difference in reducing the need for so much cleaning of surfaces as well keeping the quality of your indoor air healthy.

Once you have taken a little time to make your spring cleaning plan then all you need to do is put it on the calendar in increments that you and your family can do together. What a great way to teach your children how to take pride in their property!   Crank up the music and make it a fun family project, then let the reward be a movie night or a trip to the park!

Enjoy and if you need any other helpful tips or contact information for the professionals who provide home services mentioned, don’t hesitate to call your favorite green cleaning queen!

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Hugs to you with all my heart’s sparkle and shine! – Vicky

 

 

11 Comments

  1. C Pearson on February 26, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    This article was a great reminder that I better get on that Spring cleaning! Thanks for sharing!

    • Your friend on March 6, 2019 at 10:02 am

      Glad it got you thinking!!!!! The art room is a great area for an artist. If you have any art you would like to purge please know that our owner would love to have them for her office and art room:) heehee

  2. Bonnie Ross-Parker on February 28, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Having downsized and purged A LOT when we moved from Atlanta to Tampa Area/FL, I made sure our space was ‘easy cleaning’ year round. It’s nice to have your check list AND to realize I’m in GR8 shape by maintaining necessary activity and eliminating what no longer serves us. Thanks, Vicky, for your reminders!

    • Vicky on March 6, 2019 at 10:03 am

      Thank you Bonnie!:)

  3. Arlene on February 28, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    Thank you for the info and motivation. I especially like #2, for those with kids. I’m past that stage, so it’s on me lol😬

    • Vicky on March 6, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      #2 is a good one for sure! Thank you Arlene!!

  4. Kathryn Woods on February 28, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Love these tips! I think I will make a list like you suggested and get my son to help with some of the tedious things like dusting baseboards!

    • Vicky on March 6, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      It can be a fun family project!!!! Little boys love helping their mom and it is a great time in life for them to learn that life skill. Their future wife will be very happy!!!

  5. Lynne Watts on March 3, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Nothing feels better than to decrease the clutter. I’m constantly working on it but this article is a great reminder to get it on the calendar. One area that needs lots of attention is my office. I’d love an article on organizing and cleaning that space. Thanks for the inspiration Vicky.

    • Vicky on March 6, 2019 at 3:49 pm

      Organizing and cleaning the office space may be a future short blog. Thanks for the suggestion!

  6. Ashley on March 7, 2019 at 8:28 am

    We love spring cleaning time!! Great time to purge things that have accumulated and create dust and free up space. Great article very informative!

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