Spring is approaching fast, so while we're still experiencing cold and gloomy weather there is no better time to start spring cleaning! We are going to give you spring cleaning tips throughout the month of February, starting with getting in the mindset to really motivate yourself to deep clean your home, and prepare for the spring. It can be hard to actually start the cleaning process, so motivating yourself throughout is the first step.
Make A Plan
It can be overwhelming to begin spring cleaning, so making a list of all the tasks you want to complete will help. Listing every room and everything you need to clean in each room will help you visualize what you need to get done, and allows you to check off what you've already completed, which helps you track your progress. You can even schedule your tasks on a calendar so you are committed to specific times and dates to tackle each project.
Set The Mood
Cleaning can be very boring, so sometimes it's hard to stay focused and finish what you've started. If you set a tone for cleaning you can make it a bit more fun and motivate yourself to complete everything you plan to do. This may mean starting a new show or podcast, or blasting your favorite songs to keep you entertained. You may also want to wear something comfy and even reward yourself with a drink or a yummy snack when you're done. Sometime a glass of wine during can help too.
Prepare Your Materials
Before you begin your spring cleaning journey, make sure you have all the supplies you need. If you run out of cleaning supplies mid way through, it is hard to motivate yourself to continue cleaning after restocking the supplies. Once you're in cleaning mode there's no stopping. Make sure you have everything you need before you start so you can power through each room and know you have a break to look forward to at the end.
It sounds nearly impossible to deep clean your home without cleaning for days on end. That is why it is important to set time limits for cleaning. Setting a timer to complete certain tasks can help you tackle a project, and keep you on track. As we mentioned before, setting a schedule for each room will help you see exactly what you need to do. Physically setting timers that will alert you when the allotted time is up can be helpful to keep you on track and give yourself breaks to relax.