We know some people who tolerate spring cleaning, but don’t recall ever meeting anyone who couldn’t wait to get started, just for the sheer pleasure of it. That’s because spring cleaning, or any type of heavy cleaning, is a drag. It’s long, hard work, that can tie up several weekends in a row if you don’t have the luxury of tackling it during the work week. But we do it anyway because living in a totally clean house is so worth the effort.
But, does that mean that spring cleaning can’t be even a little less cumbersome, time consuming, and tedious? Not to our way of thinking, it doesn’t! And to illustrate what we mean, here are several tips that can help ease your burden while lifting your spirits:
Come up with a plan. Is your priority to de-clutter, organize, or deep clean all the nooks and crannies of your home? Maybe it’s all of the above. Figure out what you want or need to accomplish, then prioritize what you’re going to tackle first. A spring cleaning checklist can help you stay focused and encourage you to keep going as you check items off the list.
Stock up on supplies. Whether you’re scrubbing the house from top to bottom, touching up paint, or reducing the clutter, you’ll work more efficiently if you have everything you need in advance to get the job done. Restock necessary cleaning products; gather storage bins or boxes for items you plan to store, donate, or toss; and, make room for items you plan to sell at an upcoming tag sale.
Set aside a block of time. With so much else going on at the same time, it’s easy to get distracted. So, wheher you only have an hour each day or plan to dedicate the next two weekends to deep cleaning and organizing, pencil that time in on your calendar to help keep yourself accountable.
Set the mood. Do you work better with music blaring or in complete silence? Prefer classical or pop? Will having your kids home be a help or a distraction? Getting in the right mood or frame of mind will help keep you motivated as you dive into things.
Tackle one room or project at a time. Trying to do everything at once can be exhausting, so work on one room or task at a time for greater efficiency and a maximum feeling of accomplishment.
And what happens when no amount of cleaning can make an old faucet or sink look any better than its drab, outdated self? Maybe it’s time to replace it or any other plumbing fixtures that have seen better days. For plumbing work completed to your 100% satisfaction, contact Service Pros today or any time at all.