5 Tips For Spring Cleaning
Springtime is here again. There are fresh blooms and blue skies (maybe for the first time in months, depending on your location). The outdoors somehow feel new, inspiring us to make the inside of our homes fresh as well. It’s time for spring cleaning! Here are 5 tips to make it easier and better:
Let’s Start Small
This one seems too simple, but is so popular in German culture that it warrants its own word. “Luften” is a German word that means “airing out a room.” It makes sense; when’s the last time you opened a window and let fresh, new air into your home? Maybe months. Open every single window in your home (taking it one floor at a time, if you’d like), allowing crisp spring air into your space. Yes, you will probably be chillier by the end of this practice – but after 30 minutes to an hour, you can close them up and get cozy in your fresher space.
This tip seems obvious, but allow us to give you a push. Pick a cluttered area that’s causing stress (a closet, cabinet, storage space) and commit to throwing away or donating ten of its items. If ten seems too excessive, start with seven. Pick a reasonable number for your space and commit to it. After eliminating a few things completely at the start of your reorganization, it’ll be easier to discern what to keep, donate or throw away as you go.
Use The Right Tools
If you hate the smell of one of your cleaning solutions, don’t use it! If something you purchased to clean the floors or shower gives you a slight headache or makes your eyes watery, this is your permission to throw it in the trash. Make sure every spray bottle solution, brush and tool are products you enjoy and that make things easier. For example, The Simple Scrub fits in tight spaces, allows you to stand while cleaning, and doesn’t use any smelly chemicals. Work smarter, not harder!
Take It One Step At A Time
If you aim to do all your spring cleaning in one fell swoop, chances are you’ll spend less time on areas in need of that extra TLC. Break up this project into manageable parts. For example, assign certain spaces to days of the week. This way, you’ll be motivated to do the details you’re tempted to skip when you feel overwhelmed by the big picture. You don’t have to do it all in one day, or one week for that matter. There’s no shame in taking your time and doing it right.
Set A Reward Before You Start
While spring cleaning can be a zen activity that actually reduces stress, it can be hard to get and stay motivated to complete it. Give yourself something fun to work towards. It’s not easy to clean an entire house or apartment, so make sure you plan to celebrate your work. After you’ve dusted every corner, wiped every blind, and scrubbed every floor, make it more meaningful by honoring your hard work!
Level Up Your Spring Cleaning With The Simple Scrub
The Simple Scrub is the ultimate cleaning tool for your spring project. Its ergonomic design and variety of cleaning pads can handle many surfaces and all the tough-to-reach spaces. Find out more about how The Simple Scrub can improve your spring cleaning here.