4 Tips to Knock Spring Cleaning Out of the Park!
It's Friday, April 13 and it's currently a balmy 78 degrees outside! It's been chilly the last couple weeks but it finally feels like spring! And that means you're probably getting real serious about that "spring cleaning" list you've been mentally preparing. Well we have 4 tips to not only help get you started but help you have a blast doing it!
- Make a list for each room
Go through each room and make a list of things that need to cleaned. If you have a strong tendency to be obsessive down to the smallest detail, consider making two lists for each room -- the first (or only!) list is of all the things that need to be done that will make the biggest differences... When you get those BIG details out of the way, then you can consider focusing on the little details. If you try to do it all at once you might find yourself getting wore out before you make much headway or you might have trouble getting started at all!
- Make another kind of list... a playlist!
Think of all of your favorite jams and make yourself a cleaning playlist! There is such a burst of mental energy and positivity that comes with listening to (and maybe singing along to) your favorite songs. And with that mental energy comes the much-needed physical energy to get things done.
- One room at a time
Like our recommendation above for making a list for each room, and maybe making a first list of only the big details, this tip falls into a similar camp -- take it slow, take it steady, take it one room at a time. You don't even have to do all of your spring cleaning in one afternoon; heck, you don't even need to do it all in one day! Take it one room at a time and as you make your steady progress you'll find -like that cleaning playlist that you made- that you've got a much needed boost of energy every time you look at the hard work you've accomplished.
- Use natural cleaners!
Aaaand finally, make or purchase your own natural cleaners. Or consider hiring us because we come equipped with cleaning expertise and our own homemade natural cleaners. Whether you're giving us a call or doing it yourself, we cannot stress enough the benefit of natural cleaners. According to this EPA article, not only are people [these days] spending about 90% of their time indoors, but indoor air pollution is often 2 to 5 times worse than what we experience outside our homes -- and a lot of this is due to built up residue from nonnatural cleaning products. We take your health, our health, the world's health seriously and the natural cleaning products that we use are a reflection of this!
And there you have it, folks! That wraps up our four tips and we hope you're stoked to get started on that spring cleaning list. And if you'd like a hand be sure to give us a call!