Take the Stress out of Spring Cleaning!
Spring is fast approaching as the winter months settle in. That means that Spring Cleaning is right around the corner. This year let’s show Spring Cleaning how to go about everything in an efficient way so that it does not become something that is overwhelming and slowly overtakes your life, but instead something that is beneficial to you!
Knowing where to start while trying to begin your Spring Cleaning journey is nearly half the battle. When looking at a mountain in front of you it can seem like an impossible task and one that you will not be able to overcome. But how do you start a long journey? One step at a time. Start by collecting everything that is not worth saving and place those into their prospective piles: trash, to donate, and to wash.
Once everything is separated into piles, take it one at a time. If all your trash is collected, start to get it out so it does not distract you from the next steps. It is easy to let the things you need to do pile up, but your future self will thank you for getting things that could be done right now out of the way.
After everything is out of the way, find everything that already has a home or a place within your house. If you know where it goes, take it back to its place. If it does not have a place to go ask yourself, does this need a home or can I live without it? Decluttering is just as important as cleaning because you can hide the clutter but it always finds ways to creep back out and make a mess again.
Once all the clutter is out of the way, go through one room at a time and give your house a good deep clean. Having one room completely done and then moving onto the next can help the motivation that can be damaged by seemingly impossible tasks. If you can have one room done then you can go back to that room to gather the inspiration to complete the next room until you are done with the whole house.
The last step is to make sure to give yourself grace and do not try to push yourself so hard that this becomes too much of a chore, otherwise it will not seem worth it. Take your time and take it one step at a time until you are done and get to relax in your nice clean house!