Every spring, my mom and I had a standing joke between us. When she’d see me paint a new wall, she’d always say, “Oh, spring cleaning again?” Which REALLY meant, she knew I’d rather wash cobwebs away with a new paint colour rather than slide a rag all over my walls. 🙂
I’m not a big spring cleaner as you’ve probably gathered. I tend to just let it go until I can’t handle a given closet or dirty window any longer, then just do that area and move on.
So when Blogher asked me the below question, I had to think. 🙂
What are your favorite spring cleaning tips?
Do you have any to add to Alicia’s 10-minutes-or-less list?
Well, I actually do have some tips! This is what I do when I’m inclined to clean:
– have cleaning supplies simplified.
I use one bottle of concentrate mixed with water for ALL my surfaces. When I found one cleaner that did it all and did it well, cleaning became a whole lot easier. From floors to windows, one cleaner makes the task so much easier!
– pick ONE room and do it right, top to bottom.
The only way I seem to notice any cleaning is if I gut a room and do it right. This way I get immediate satisfaction and am inclined to do more. The bathroom gets targeted a lot because it’s the smallest room in the house. 🙂
– involve decorating with it.
I’ll gut a room, then clean it right, then make an effort to leave it nicely staged. That way, when the rest of the house is a fiasco, I can slip back into that one room and appreciate my efforts. 🙂
– up the ante on storage ideas
Once a given area is clean, I’m more inclined to experiment with new storage ideas, making restocking just that much easier and more fun to look at! I just find better solutions keep the house cleaner longer.
Are you a regular spring cleaner or tend to wing it like me? 🙂
Got any fav spring cleaning tips?
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