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Three Methods to Simplify Spring Cleaning
March 8, 2023
If spring cleaning feels overwhelming or like it’s too difficult to manage in the midst of regular cleaning and real life, you need to simplify it! I recommend approaching spring cleaning one of three ways – choose a method that feels doable and go with it. Do your best, don’t stress about what you can’t get done, focus on what you were able to accomplish.
There are different ways to spring clean effectively but the only way your spring cleaning will be effective is if it works for you. Choose a method that makes sense for your home, your cleaning style, and the amount of time you have and want to spend on spring cleaning.
Choose a method:
- Room by Room: This method works well if you want to deep clean a room from top to bottom. This works best if you have a larger chunk of time that you can dedicate to spring cleaning and/or you don’t want to spring clean your whole home. Want to just spring clean living areas or bedrooms? Spring clean room by room. This method works best if you have all your supplies gathered in a caddy and ready to go.
- Assembly Line: This method is my favorite method and what I personally use for cleaning and spring cleaning. I find it to be the most time saving method and it allows for cleaning one specific area, like the baseboards, and crossing that off the list. Instead of having all your supplies out and ready, you’ll just need task-specific supplies to get started.
- Pick and Choose: This is the best method if you don’t want to go room by room or assembly line and clean larger areas. Want to clean the blinds in your house and wash the windows? Game plan those things and get them done. Just need to clean the blinds in your bedroom, put it on the list.
Once you’ve decided on your method, it’s time to make a list. You can find my lists for these methods in the brand new Spring Cleaning Guide or take some time to figure out what you want to spring clean and how you’re going to approach it. As a general rule, you want to work from top to bottom and left to right in a room or area.
Here are a couple spring cleaning tasks to get you started:
- dust corners and edges and ceilings
- clean light fixtures/fans
- touch up / clean walls
- vacuum or launder draperies
- clean blinds
- clean window sills and sashes
- wash windows
- dust /clean surfaces
- vacuum /spot clean furniture
- launder soft goods: bedding, throw blankets, pillows, etc.
- clean high touch areas: remotes, light switches, phones
- vacuum/wash baseboards
- vacuum floors
- clean/wash area rugs
- wash hard surface floors
- deep clean carpeting
Ready to spring clean? Choose a method, set a timer and start! Join the Spring Cleaning Challenge here!
Grab your free Spring Cleaning Checklist here – just put your email address in one time and use the password to access anytime you’d like!
Want the whole room-by-room checklist at once or want more spring cleaning checklists? Grab the new Spring Cleaning Guide.