Spring has finally sprung and so that can bring fresh incentive for change in our lives, wouldn’t you agree? The sun starts to shine, fresh air is calling us, and things just seem much happier and brighter. But, as the sun starts to shine through the window and make your living spaces glow in its warm hug, you start to notice more dust than usual on your furniture, a dirty window pane is highlighted much more, and things just don’t seem as clean as you thought. I think this is why so many people feel motivated to spring clean their homes, as they begin to defog from the hibernation period of winer and get moving for the brighter and warmer days.
However, not all of us love the idea of cleaning. In fact, some people really despise the household chores they need to do. But yet, I think we can all agree, that a tidy home helps with a tidy mind, and many of us love the feeling once the jobs are completed. Which is why I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can get cracking with your spring cleaning. Giving you actionable steps you can take.
Write a list of the things you want to do
One of the first things to do would be to spend some time writing a list or making a note of the things you want or need to do. It will be used as a helpful reminder of the jobs that you want completed, and it can also help you plan out the time that you do have. Prioritising some jobs over others, or taking on bigger tasks first. Plus once you have completed one of the jobs the satisfaction of crossing it off the list is a feeling not to be missed.
Delegate some of the chores to others
Cleaning and tidying up isn’t a job that should be left to you, if they reside in your home. So don’t be afraid to delegate jobs out to other people. Children can take responsibility for their own rooms, partners can help with the heavy load or take on some of the jobs you can’t do. Sometimes if you feel you are doing everything, it can be too much.
Clear out the clutter
Clutter and a build of rubbish or unwanted things can be a huge issue at the time of year, so now would be the ideal time to make it your focus. Taking time to go around your home and clearing out the clutter will be liberating. Look for items that can be recycled or reused, out to one side items that need to be stored away properly or even items that you might want to sell. Organizing cupboards and drawers may even give you more storage space.
Make some extra money in the process
Having just decluttered your home the chances are you will have come across some items that are just too good to throw away or recycle, and you perhaps have no other use for it. Sound familiar? This is when you could utilise websites like eBay and make some extra money selling your unwanted things online. Many of us willa hev things stuffed in drawers or cupboards that we really don’t need. But the extra money could come in handy for things like holidays in the future, or just adding to your savings pot. Every little helps.
Have the right tools and equipment for the jobs
Getting started on these sorts of jobs requires you to have the tools you need to get the job done to a good standard. After all, you want to be able to complete some of the household chores quickly and easily. This is when having the tight clothes, a decent antibacterial all-purpose spray, dusting mitts and spray, and a good vacuum is really all you need to get the job done. People end up clogging their cleaning cupboards up with all sorts, but keep it basic and the job will get done in half the time.
Small steps can make a big change
Finally, small steps can make a big change so if you don’t want to tackle the whole house in one go, take on one room at a time or allocate yourself a certain amount of time each day to complete the tasks. Making it more manageable will keep you motivated to get things done.
I hope that these tips help you start spring cleaning your home.