Spring cleaning is an unofficial kickoff to warmer weather for many people, but it seems to some that it is getting harder and harder to find the time needed to clean their house consistently and efficiently. Everyone might like a good clean house, but the fact of the idea is that many of times it is just impossible to squeeze the hours in that a clean house requires. However, when push comes to shove, there are some ideas and suggestions available that can make spring cleaning less of a time-consuming chore for you.
First of all, keep in mind that no one ever said that all of your spring home cleanings had to be started and finished all within one day. Many people begin one beautiful warm spring day fully intending to whip their house into shape, but within a couple of hours find that it is taking much longer than they thought and they are running out of time! They then lose interest in their endeavors because at that point it becomes overwhelming, and the chores will soon beat them down until the clutter wins the battle once again. Before you start any cleaning, remember to be reasonable! Setting the bar too high and thinking that you’ll run through the house like a superhero with super strength and speed will only end in failure. This is not the way to start your spring season!
A very good idea that will help you a lot is to call local organizations that pick up clothing donations. Charities, churches, and the schools are just a couple of teams that either will come to your home and pick up unwanted items or they can tell you where their nearest drop-off facility is. Many times people go through their house finding things that they have no use for anymore, but they also do not want to just throw away in the trash. This is especially the case with children’s clothing! So what happens? Instead of getting the things out of the house and making more room in drawers, dressers, and cabinets, they keep them hoping that they’ll find a good spot for them sometime. This is the very start to the clutter taking over and winning the home battle. Get rid of that stuff! If you don’t use it or it doesn’t fit, donate it to someone that will benefit from it, don’t keep it around to junk up your house!
For a lot of people who dive into cleaning their house, they prefer to start at the worst part the closets. Although closets are often where the most jam-packing have taken place, this also means that a closet can be emptied relatively quickly if there are things in there that should be donated.
The key to successful house cleaning is organization. Organizing your storage containers is one of the easiest ways to keep things neat and tidy and easy to find when you need them. Many experts recommend using clear storage bins so that you don’t have to pull out five giant boxes and open them up every time you need to look for something. Labeling containers that are not see-through is also a precious time-saver.