6 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Fly By
Many people see spring-cleaning as a necessary evil. Follow some of these tips to make spring-cleaning fly by in no time at all, and leave your apartment looking cleaner than ever!
- Make a to-do list.
Don’t turn spring-cleaning into this huge, daunting chore that takes weeks. You’ll just dread the entire experience and drag everything out. If you make a to-do list, you can get everything done in one day. Take no more than 5 minutes prior to your day of spring-cleaning to make a complete list of all the things you’d like to get done. Then, only pick 3 to 5 cleaning tasks that really need work and schedule them into your day. This timeline will help you focus and stay on track.
- Start in the morning.
Putting off the harder tasks for later is procrastination at its finest. Begin your day early so you don’t have to carry any tasks into the next day. By starting in the morning, you can knock your biggest task out of the way while it’s bright and early. Afterwards, you’ll feel an immediate sense of accomplishment and all other tasks will seem like a piece of cake.
- Trash it.
If you want spring-cleaning to fly by, don’t waste your time reorganizing useless items. Just throw them out because there’s no need to save things you won’t ever use. Make piles of what is trash, what you can give away, and what is recyclable.
- Avoid distractions.
Distractions only drag things out, making spring-cleaning take longer than it needs to be. The moment you feel things are taking forever, you’ll get discouraged. Avoid all temptations from the gate by turning off your cell phone, TV, laptop, tablet and other forms of distraction. Sometimes it’s easiest to simply turn everything off and tune everything out entirely, at least until your job is done.
- Have someone help you.
Choose someone who truly respects you and your efforts. The extra help really makes spring-cleaning go by a lot faster. Cleaning is also much more fun when you turn it into an activity spent with friends or family. Even one set of additional helping hands cuts your cleaning time in half. And, don’t feel bad asking for help. You can always trade favors or treat your helper to dinner afterwards.
- Reward yourself.
There should be a light at the end of the tunnel as you complete all of your chores. Reward yourself with a dinner with friends or a night out to see a movie. Or, maybe call it an early night and enjoy a slumber in your clean apartment.