Longer days, warm weather and blooming flowers are on their way. The first day of spring is fast approaching. You know what that means. It's time to open up your windows, start making summer plans, and maybe a bit less exciting, start your spring cleaning.
For many of us, ridding our homes of winter blues can seem like a daunting chore, but it doesn't have to be all bad.
We're sharing our top 6 tips to help you defeat the mess.
Tip #1. Overhaul Your Cleaning Supplies
Spring signifies a new beginning. What better way to start the new season with better-for-you cleaning supplies? More households are tossing the toxins for cleaner, safer, and healthier alternatives. If you suffer from springtime allergies, swapping heavily-fragranced cleaning supplies for a more natural cleaner can also help with pesky springtime stuffy noses and itchy eyes.
Tip #2. Enlist the Family to Help
Get the whole family involved. If you have kids, assign them age-appropriate chores so they feel included and you feel a little less stressed. Even young kids can help out! Give your little ones small jobs like putting away toys, throwing dirty clothes in the hamper, or make their bed.
Another fun idea is to promise your family something fun like a pizza party, movie night, or trip to the local ice cream shop after cleaning.
Tip #3. Make a Supply Table
When you're on a roll cleaning, it can be a hassle to keep going back and forth to grab a new supply from under the sink. Use the Table Mate XL PLUS to create a DIY supply table. Prop the table in a central area and load it up with an all-purpose cleaner, disinfectant wipes, microfiber cloths, disposable gloves, or any other supplies your or your family may need to get the job done.
Tip #4. Have a Cleaning Checklist
Cleaning your home room by room is the easiest way to ensure a deep clean. Make a unique checklist for each room in your home, the garage, backyard, and anywhere else you want to tackle. This way, you can stay organized without missing or forgetting anything.
Besides, there's nothing more satisfying than crossing a completed item off a checklist!
Tip #5. Play Some Tunes
We get it. Cleaning can be boring, tedious, and not always such a good time. To lighten the mood and get yourself and your family motivated, play some uplifting music. If you have a speaker, use the Table Mate II PLUS to hold the speaker and connect your phone. Take the table with you to whichever room you're cleaning (or outside), so you'll always have a fun song to sing along to.
Tip #6. Don't Forget Your Car
Just like our homes get cluttered during winter, our cars seem to be extra dirty come springtime. Vacuum all the dirt, dust, crumbs, and whatever else might be sitting on the rugs and mats. Wash your car's exterior to help remove any dried salt and mud buildup accumulated during the winter.