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5 Tips That Will Make Your Spring Cleaning a Breeze

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The signs of spring are everywhere. The days are getting longer. The temperatures are getting warmer… And the dust is getting thicker.

That’s right, folks! Now that spring has officially sprung, it’s time to wipe away the last remnants of winter with a thorough spring cleaning extravaganza! Nothing says spring like a sparkling clean home. We’ve put together a sweet and simple list of how to scrub away the winter grime.

 

1. Coordinate Your Attack

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Spring cleaning is unlike your ordinary cleaning routine. This is the chance to take down those ceiling cobwebs and eliminate those mud tracks that have been staring at you all winter long.

To make sure that your efforts are worth your time, write down all the areas of your home that you want to tackle before you get dirty. You might even want to take a stroll around your house and carefully evaluate the parts of it you typically ignore.

For instance, when was the last time you wiped down your ceiling fans? And is it time to see what’s lurking behind your refrigerator or stove?

By writing down your cleaning priorities, you can ensure that you won’t overlook a corner or counter.

 

2. Gather Your Weapons

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You just emptied the dining room hutch only to realize that you forgot to buy wood cleaner. Now what?

To avoid the frustration, make sure that you have a complete inventory of sprays, powders, brushes, and rags before you pull on your cleaning gloves and get to work.

To make the cleaning process easy, you might also want to invest in a large bucket so that you can carry your cleaning products with you from room to room.

 

3. Enlist Support

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Who said you were in this alone? If you have a sibling, spouse, parent, or child who also uses the kitchen, bathroom, living room, or bedroom—and we’re guessing you do!—then they should also take part in your spring cleaning chores.

Even if your kindergartener can’t reach the ceiling to wipe away those cobwebs, there’s no reason he can’t help in dusting the tables or fluffing the pillows that are within his reach.

Making your spring cleaning a family affair can make the process more manageable for everyone involved. Plus, you might even have some fun washing those windows or scrubbing that floor with your loved ones right alongside you!

 

4. Divide and Conquer

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Another way to make spring cleaning a snap is to assign a room to each person in your household.

If the thought of anyone moving your fine China gets you anxious, take the kitchen or dining room for yourself. To make this task more enjoyable for your family, let them choose according to their preferences.

If your teen wants to clean the entertainment room, let him… Just be sure to check in every once in a while to make sure that he’s doing more cleaning than videogame playing!

 

5. Find Your Motivation

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The atmosphere you create can greatly influence how much you enjoy the spring cleaning process.

For one, let the light in. Sunshine can keep your energy level high.

Two, have everyone take periodic breaks to refuel with snacks and beverages.

Three, find a way to enhance the ambiance of the room you’re cleaning. For some people, that might mean putting on some of their favorite records. For others, it could be playing a beloved movie.

Motivation can also be found in what comes after the spring cleaning. For all that hard work, you might want to reward your family with a night at the theater or a round of ice cream sundaes.

We guarantee that it’ll be all hands on deck when you give your family a delicious reason to get to work!

Once your home is ready to show off, why not do it properly with a spring party?

Whether a formal Easter affair or casual backyard bash, Oubly.com has the perfect party invitations for all of your upcoming celebrations. To see the many beautiful stationery items we have for you, visit our online store at Oubly.com today!

Anna Keizer

Anna Keizer

writes for Oubly.com, an online platform specializing in stationery cards. When she is not writing for Oubly, Anna enjoys writing screenplays and creative non-fiction. You can also read up on her daily adventures through her blog The Chicago DispLAcement

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