Why wait until spring to do your spring cleaning? Right now, you’re probably trapped in the house just waiting for spring to get here, so why not use this time to get your whole house in order? You don’t have to set aside a whole weekend to do it. Just a little bit each day can have your whole home in order by the time spring comes around. Then you’ll be ready to go enjoy the great outdoors while everyone else is stuck inside trying to do all of their spring cleaning at once.
1) The first step is to evaluate your home and prioritize problem areas. There may be a “junk room” that you use for storage that really needs to be cleaned out, but is it the area that gives you the most trouble? A giant laundry mountain that never seems to be conquered may be your best place to start. Or, the kids’ paperwork from school is so piled up, that you don’t remember what is what and which things were important. Pick out the worst area and start there.
2) If you work full-time, then you may not have the time in your schedule to really dedicate yourself to cleaning. Some people have health problems that prevent them from doing it all. Or, your family may keep you so occupied that you just can’t find the time to do it. Try to do a little bit each day. As the end of the project approaches, you’ll find yourself getting more and more motivated to get it done.
3) As you clean, keep getting rid of things that you may not need to keep. The more you can get rid of, the less you’ll have to clean the next time. Have you caught yourself cleaning the same thing over and over, even though it was barely, if ever, used? Get rid of it! If you’re keeping things just because you “like” them, ask yourself what you like more, the item, or the clean space? You would be amazed how much cleaning you could avoid if you simply got rid of the things that you don’t use every day.
4) Getting your storage space in order can really help you to get things done faster. Organize your closet and make a space for everything. Then, while you’re cleaning, you’ll have a place to put everything. A little extra space in the closet can go a long way. Use hangers to hang everything from hats, flip-flops, coats, scarves, ties and purses. This can help you make room in your dressers and on your shelves for other things that need to be organized. Some clothes hangers can even help you to hang multiple items in one spot to make more room in the closet for more things to be hung.
About the Author: Charlie Hafter is on the staff of Closet Hanger Factory, a leading online resource for clothes hangers. Get all of the closet and clothes hanger accessories you could need at http://www.closethangerfactory.com, which is recognized worldwide for their excellent quality hangers.