Spring is here with pollen and more! It is time to get all of the extra dust out of your home and get ready for summer. I found some great tips at About.com on how to organize your spring cleaning and keep it that way!
The first tip is to follow some checklists. You can find room by room checklists here. A good tip is to go room by room and finish one room before you start the next. This will keep you organized in your process.
As you go through your rooms, one by one, start getting rid of items. Spring is a great time to purge and get rid of things that add clutter to your home. It is much easier to clean your house without all of the extra things to go around. If you haven’t used it in about 6 months, it is time to consider getting rid of it.
If you are not the only one living in your home, you should not be the only one maintaining it. Keeping the house clean and orderly on a regular basis is hard enough; if you add in spring cleaning and decluttering, it will be even harder by yourself. Offer incentives to your family members, and encourage them to start getting rid of items they don’t use anymore. You can even assign each person a separate room. Everybody will be enjoying it once it is done, so everybody should help out.
Maintaining your beautiful spring cleaning job is a trick. Start a cleaning checklist and plan that works for you and your family, and stick to it. Once you get rid of items, try following the rule that if you buy something new, something old needs to go. This will help keep down the clutter, and hopefully prevent another purge next spring. Having everybody involved in the spring cleaning will be worth the initial hassle of motivating everybody. Once they see how nice it is to have a nice, clean home, they will be happy to help out!