At last, winter is almost over and spring is right around the corner. With spring comes many delightful changes, including warmer weather, more sunlight, blooming flowers, rain showers, and, of course, everybody’s favorite activity: spring cleaning! While it might not be enjoyable as you’re doing it, there are few feelings better than sitting back, admiring your freshly-cleaned house, and celebrating a job well done.
We all understand just how unappealing the thought of spring cleaning can be. And while we know the results will be worth the effort, it can still be a bit tricky to get motivated to start. Whether we’re not in the mood to clean or are overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done, spring cleaning can be a daunting task. The good news is that we’re here to make it a little less daunting. Here’s our brief guide to how to make spring cleaning a little bit easier this year!
Start With a Plan
If you’re overwhelmed (and even if you’re not), making a list will help to keep you focused and on track. We’ve found that one of the easiest ways to start spring cleaning is to make a checklist of everything you need to do. Go room by room and list everything you want to change for the better. Once you’ve done it for the inside of your house, make another list for the outside, but this time go section by section. You might organize it into the following categories:
- Lawn care
- Plant beds, brick tree rings, and other landscaping elements
- Facade of the house
Once you have your plan with everything you want to accomplish, you’ll want to delegate the tasks to whoever can help you. If it’s just you, consider starting small and spreading the workload evenly over the course of a few days or weeks. If you have a family to help you, make sure that everybody plays their part so it’s a collaborative effort.
Get Rid of It
One of the best ways to spring clean? Throwing things out. If you don’t want it, need it, or use it, consider donating it, selling it, or tossing it. Without fail, that is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make your home feel less cluttered and more organized. For more personal items that you don’t want to get rid of, consider renting a storage unit to hold it for you. That way, you’ll still own it and will be able to revisit it whenever you want to without it taking up room in your house. And if you’re looking for a trustworthy self-storage company, we might be able to help you out!