Next week is National Cleaning Week. If you’re a cleaning geek like me, this is very exciting!
If you’re not, it’s still the perfect time to get a jump on your spring cleaning. Here are some tips to get you going!
Start with Small Spaces
Saying, “I’m going to clean the house today!” can feel overwhelming. Instead, start with small spaces, and take them one at a time. Breaking down a big task like cleaning the entire house into smaller, more manageable tasks can make it feel much less overwhelming. Starting with smaller spaces like the laundry room, home office, or entryway/mudroom can help you build momentum and make progress toward your goal.
Here are some additional tips to help you tackle your cleaning projects:
Make a plan: Before you start cleaning, make a plan of what areas you want to tackle and in what order. This can help you stay focused and ensure you don’t overlook any areas.
Gather your supplies: Ensure you have all the cleaning supplies you need before starting. This will save you time and prevent you from stopping mid-task to grab something you forgot.
Declutter first: Before cleaning, take a few minutes to declutter the area you’re working on. Get rid of anything that you no longer need or use. This will make cleaning easier and help you keep the space organized.
Start from the top: When cleaning a room, start at the top and work your way down. Dust and clean the ceiling and walls first, then move on to the furniture and floors.
Take breaks: Cleaning can be tiring, so take breaks as needed. This will help you stay energized and focused throughout the cleaning process.
Promote Cleanliness with Your Family
A clean home is also a healthy home. Germs and microbes that cause illness can’t thrive in a clean house.
Put soaps, towels, and other hand washing supplies in readily accessible spaces and encourage your family to use them.
Do the same with kitchen and bathroom cleaning supplies. Be sure they’re still safe from children and pets, please!
Think About Safety
Believe it or not, safety goes hand in hand with cleanliness. So use allergy-friendly cleaning products that are safe for your family and the environment, and take a few minutes to educate yourself about cleaning best practices.
Remember, cleaning doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By breaking it down into smaller, more manageable tasks and taking things one step at a time, you can get your house clean and organized in no time!