With so many of us stuck in the house right now, it makes perfect sense that spring cleaning should be on the brain. Whether you’re busying yourself with getting your closet in order, decluttering the kitchen or finally dealing with that messy stack of papers you’ve had sitting there forever, spring is almost here.
Here are our top five tips for making sure your spring cleaning is as non-stressful as possible, and you feel good about what’s happening in your house.
1. Make it Work for You
Here’s the thing with cleaning right now: It should provide calm. There’s so much going on in the world right now, throwing yourself into the stress of tackling the garage first may not be the best thing to start with.
We recommend starting small, with something that feels palatable and works for you to get going. Don’t start with the heavy stuff first—tackle one project at a time, starting with the area of your home that will most ease your mind.
2. Don’t Compulsively Order from Amazon Right Now
We probably all know Amazon is prioritizing paper goods and those items people depend on in bulk. Because of this, it makes sense to make a list of what you need to organize, utilizing your current organization assets, and then come back in a week to see if you still want those storage items.
Being cooped up in the house can encourage impulse buys, so waiting it out could be the best option for you.
3. Start Planning That Yard Sale
Once we’re all able to leave home again, yard sales are going to be incredible. People are going to be stir crazy, and ready to get out there – reserve that small space in your garage for some serious yard selling organization, and you’ll be thankful you did it a little later.
4. Start with Your Closets
If you’re still unsure where to start, and “make spring cleaning work for you” doesn’t—well, work for you, starting with closets isn’t a bad idea. What we wear and use every day has such a personal connection, it can be much easier to get rid of these everyday items than it is other items. Sell, throw out, donate—this should be the mantra of closet organization for most of us.
5. Get Some Help
You don’t have to involve your family in a full-out cleaning spree, but getting them to pitch in on the cleaning process is such a great way to get everyone on the same page about your household – especially when there’s not much else to do around the house!
Give your spouse and kids small tasks, and ask them to cross those tasks off a master list every day so you know who’s performing what tasks.
All these are easy ways to kick off spring cleaning while you’re cooped up indoors! Stay tuned for some other cleaning tips and tricks from your friends at Bar W Ranch in Leander.