This post came at the perfect time since, for the first time, we did a proper spring cleaning. I was mentally taking notes as we went about it to share. Honestly, it went so much better than I thought and we now have a cleaner place than before. 🙂
I hope you can take bits and pieces of what worked for us and apply it to your home!
- Make a list/prioritize. Before we began cleaning, Eric said he wanted to write down an actual list of what we wanted to accomplish. I laughed because I didn’t see the purpose. Well, I was so wrong. It helped so much! As we were getting tired, we could look at the list and see that we only had already crossed off and exactly what still needed done.
- Which leads me to number two. Be realistic.You aren’t going to be able to clean every cobweb from floor to ceiling, purge every closet, and go through every file with precision in one day. Push yourself and focus on the job you are setting out to do. Don’t write 13,935 down that you want to be completed in one day. That’s just not realistic and setting yourself up to be let down.
- I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Invest in storage. Here are some of my favorites: Blanket Bin, Ottoman 1. Ottoman 2, Make-up and Jewelry Storage: One. Two. Three. Storage bins: One, Two, Three.
- Work as a team. Whether that means you and your husband, kids, whoever. Assign a job to each person and work together to accomplish it. It’s rewarding to everyone and gets the job done a lot faster. 😉
- You can also find some other tricks I mentioned, here!
What are your most important rooms or areas that you would like to tackle?