Spring Cleaning can be a very daunting task but with the right products, the right support and a game plan you can accomplish even more than you initially set out to. Every Spring, my family and I take cleaning to a whole other level. This includes windows, the garage, the basement and/or any other area (i.e. under beds, closets, etc) that we’ve managed to avoid all year-long. The key is to have a schedule and to stick with it….otherwise things can easily become overwhelming and unmanageable.
When it comes to everyday cleaning: decluttering, washing dishes, cleaning out the kitty litter and doing something related to laundry (i.e. washing, folding, ironing) are everyday chores. In my household, I find that if everything has a “home”, then my kids can easily pick up after themselves by returning anything that they use to its rightful spot. I use a lot of labelled bins and various sized totes for this purpose and find that staying organized works exceptionally well.
Every weekend, we tackle the bathroom counters, kitchen counters, refrigerators and floors. Every other week, we try to do all of the surface dusting, deep cleaning (i.e. shower/bath/toilets) and bed linens. The chores below are the ones that we often struggle to find the time to get done. We try to do them every 3-6 months but honestly, many don’t get done until the Spring:
- Vacuum under the bed; ceilings; lights
- Clean vents/dust baseboards
- Deep clean microwave & oven
- Toss/donate old clothing; clean out drawers/cabinets
- Remove & clean exterior windows
- Wipe down blinds/wash curtains
- Defrost and clear out freezer
Any suggestions on how to stay on top of the above with a busy family schedule?
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