Spring cleaning is one of the most dreaded days that mothers have each day. When winter has said its final goodbye, almost every household needs to have their own home cleaned, removed of the piles of junk that have accumulated. It is now time for each house to make some space for the light mood of spring! For most mothers, this does not need to be a tiring day. In fact, spring cleaning can be an enjoyable day for all of you! One way to make this an enjoyable activity for everyone in your household is to make this a family activity. Plan this spring cleaning with your family on a day, preferably a weekend, when everyone is free to do spring cleaning for the whole day. Make sure to inform every family member in your house.
When you have planned a date, make sure to plan your spring cleaning properly. List all the rooms as well as places that need to be cleaned in your house. Include bullets or a list of the things which need to be fixed and cleaned within the rooms. Make a list of all the equipment and cleaning materials that you will need in your cleaning. When you have done this, it will be easier for you to check if you have the equipment as well as the cleaning solutions. If you do not, shop for these so that spring cleaning will run smoothly.
Tips will help you embrace your home organization
Swap Out Wardrobes
Closets are an ideal place to start with your spring home organization. When changing out your winter wardrobe in favor of your lighter spring clothes don’t pull them blindly out of the closet and pack them up. Don’t put off cleaning and repairing clothes for months from now. Take your winter coats and sweaters that can’t be machine washed to the dry cleaner. Double check all of your buttons and that zippers are in working order.
Dust, High to Low
Start cleaning! Clean top to bottom, so you aren’t blowing dust into areas you already cleaned. Use extenders for easier reach if you want to avoid standing on a ladder, many dusting tools offer this as an option. First dust light fixtures and fan blades.
Soap Down Walls and Baseboards
It may not look it to the visible eye, but your walls and baseboards have been collecting dirt over the past year as well. A bucket of diluted all-purpose cleaner and a rag or sponge is all that is needed to clean them leaving your whole room smelling and feeling cleaner. Let in the fresh air to finish the job by opening the windows!
Table Tops Dusting
Clear the tops of your tables and give you them a good dusting. Vacuum the dust off your lampshades and lift them up to dust under them. When replacing the things you cleared off your tables consider choosing new pictures or more spring related décor.
Freshen Carpets and Upholstery
Dirt, salt, and sand have all made their way inside on the occasions when we ventured out into the winter. Your floors and furniture have seen most of the dirt that has come in. A cleaner can be rented from various locations. Follow the directions carefully to make certain you don’t leave carpeting or furniture very wet; standing water can cause mold and other problems.
Vacuum and Flip Your Mattress
Be sure to clean all of your heavy bedding before storing it. Help your home organization goals and don’t store anything that is too worn or damaged to be used again next season.
Bring in the Guests
Shake out your doormats, or find new ones to reflect the change in season. Wash or shake out your entry hall rugs also, most of the winter grime has passed over them. Done with winter boots, it’s time to prepare for the days of sandals.<br><br>
Time to start grilling and using the patio again. That means you are going need the outdoor furniture. Wash the winter grime from storage away with a good soap down and shake out any cushions you have had in storage.
Let in the Light
Cleaning windows, it is the necessary evil of every spring cleaning checklist. What is important to remember is it’s not just the glass and screens that need a good scrubbing. Clean any blinds with a rag and bucket of diluted all-purpose cleaner. These days curtains or drapes are largely machines washable, check the labels on yours, you may not even need to add these to your dry cleaning run.
Finalize your plan and assign a specific cleaning job for each family member. Make sure that you have estimated the time needed finish one room. Do make the divisions equal so that there will be no delays in finishing the cleaning job. You can have two persons for the garage or the living room, depending on the size. A few days before the big day, post the schedule on your refrigerator so that each family member will have an idea on what they will do. They will have a list of the things that they need so that when the day comes, they will more or less know what to do. Your plans should be clear and concise to lessen conflicts and problems when the day of spring cleaning comes. Spring cleaning can be the most enjoyable activity that you and your family can do.
Cleaning does not always mean suffering for you. If you want to make this as an annual family tradition, make sure to make the first time memorable. Do not make things too stressful for them and remember that a token of appreciation is very welcome. Completing your spring cleaning checklist with the home organization in mind will help you feel ready to start off the warm seasons on the right foot after a long winter. Remember a neat and organized home can give us the energy to undertake our new projects in the year to come.