1. Make the Big List. There really is nothing better than seeing a laundry list of everything that needs to get done and then being able to cross it off, one by one. Make a big list of all the seemingly small tasks and chores and as you’re knocking them off, you’ll get a little thrill each time you check something off.
2. Break it Down. Look at your house room by room. If you think of everything that has to get done in your entire house, you’ll feel defeated before you even begin. Start with one room and map out the critical tasks for whipping it into shape. Doing so also makes it easier for you to figure out how accomplish step 3.
3. Divvy It Up. Don’t be a martyr and try to tackle the project by yourself. If you live with others, they should pitch in as well. Make sure to sit down with your roommates or family and decide who should do what. You can let them pick which tasks they want, delegate based on age and ability, or give them the luck of the draw. If you choose the latter, write down each task to be accomplished on a scrap of paper. Put the pieces in a bowl and have each person pick a chore to do from the bowl.
4. Get Started. It sounds simple, yes, but it’s true. Once you get the ball rolling, it’s much easier to keep it rolling. If you’re procrastinating, start with something small. For example, grab a bottle of glass cleaner and go to town on one mirror or window. You’ll get some instant gratification, which will make you more likely to just keep on going.
5. Give Yourself a Break. Nobody said spring cleaning had to be perfect, or be done in one day. Start small. Consider devoting one hour a week for five weeks, rather than picking one “doomsday” day for spring cleaning.
We know these tips will help you get your Spring Cleaning done in no time!