Why You Will Never Succeed at Spring Cleaning – Spring Cleaning Tips, Guide, and Recipes

You don’t have a Spring Cleaning Plan

Spring is here, and it is time to give the inside an outside of your home a deep clean.  Start with a master task list of the basics.  Then, walk through your home and note trouble spots in each room and outside the home that aren’t already on the master list.  You can then edit your master checklist for next year.  Having an individual list for each room is helpful.  One person can tackle the entire room, or if a  person is responsible for a particular task, they can check it off for that room once completed.  Here is a checklist you can start with.

You Haven’t Enlisted Help

Cleaning is more fun as a group activity.  Assign age appropriate chores to children, and create that honey-do list.  There is no reason you have to do it all on your own.  Make it more fun by setting up a spring cleaning soundtrack of favorite songs.  You could also create a game to see who finishes their list first.  Plan a reward when spring cleaning is finished that will keep everyone motivated and going.

You Haven’t Allotted Enough Time

Spring Cleaning is a big endeavor.  Make sure you dedicate enough time to the tasks on your list.  You may have to spread it out over a few weekends.   Time yourself this year, so you know how much time to block out next year.

You Don’t Have the Right Supplies

You want to make sure you have all of your supplies handy as well.  You can’t refresh your home without some essential tools and cleaning supplies. Here is a list of some necessary supplies and cleaners you will need.  

You are Distracted

There is nothing worse than getting into a cleaning groove and then the phone rings.  It’s hard not to answer.  Turn off all phones and limit distractions.  Plan to have time to catch up on things you may have missed at the end of the day.

You are not Doing Your Part for the Environment

Using microfiber cloths instead of paper towels is better for the environment and will give you long lasting effects.  You can make environmentally friendly cleaners with vinegar, water, baking soda, and dish soap.  Here are some of my favorite recipes

For a comprehensive guide to making your own cleaning products check out this ultimate guide to detoxifying your home.  See the amazing infographic below on joining the green cleaning movement from Groom and Style.  You will be detoxifying your home in no time.

Info Graphic from groomandstyle.com

6 thoughts on “Why You Will Never Succeed at Spring Cleaning – Spring Cleaning Tips, Guide, and Recipes

  1. I’m a big fan of involving the family and I love the idea of a planned reward. I also got into using microfiber cloths a few years ago and love them. The Norwex brand is my favorite.

  2. It is always more fun when everyone helps! And playing some music in the background keeps everyone moving at a faster pace. Pizza and a home movie is a great reward!

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