Spring cleaning is an annual rite of passage, but it does not have to be a chore. If you know that your home could use a deep spring cleaning but have been putting it off, there is no reason to wait any longer.
With a little bit of planning and some smart moves, you can whip your home into spring shape fast, so you will have plenty of time to enjoy the summer sunshine with your family. Here are some great tips to do spring cleaning the right way and transform this annual rite of passage from a dreaded chore to something you actually look forward to.
Know When to Seek Professional Help
There is no law saying you have to do all the spring cleaning yourself. When it comes to deep cleaning tasks like shampooing the carpets, fixing the grout in the bathroom, freshening the upholstery on your furniture and cleaning the curtains, it is best to leave it to the pros.
It is also a good idea to bring in the professionals when spring cleaning your air ducts or your heating and cooling system. A pro will be able to spot problems you may have missed, and save you a lot of time, money and hassle.
Get the Whole Family Involved
Spring cleaning time is the perfect opportunity to clear out the clutter in your home, but only if you get the buy-in of the whole family. Make spring cleaning into a game by giving everyone a box and seeing who can fill it first.
When the boxes are full, you can donate them to charity or hold a yard sale and make some extra cash. Be sure to pick out any items of special or collectible value and see how much they are worth. You may be able to get some cash for summer fun by posting them for sale online.
Now that your home is clean and in fine spring shape, you can get a jump start on next year by finally getting organized. If your closets were bulging at the seams prior to your spring cleaning exercise, a closet organizer can help you keep everything in its place. If the kids had to scour the floors and crawl under the bed for their spring cleaning donations, investing in a few shelving units or an extra toy box could make their lives (and yours) a lot easier going forward.
The tips listed above can help you get your home in shape fast and get on with the fun the summer season has to offer. The sooner your spring cleaning duties are done, the sooner you can go outside and start enjoying the abundant sunshine.