It's that time of year again! Winter is gone, and it's time for some deep Spring cleaning. Instead of dreading the hours you'll spend sprucing up, think of it as an energizing and rewarding experience to prep for warmer days! So how can you get energized and find the motivation for spring cleaning?
First off, remember that all of your hard work will pay off. Although it may seem like a daunting task, cleaning your home can be an exercise that creates a healthier and happier environment for everyone. Instead of thinking of spring cleaning as a chore, think of it as much-needed exercise for your physical and mental health.
Once you're ready to get the ball rolling, it's a good idea to make a list of all the places that need cleaning before you begin. This way you can prioritize and avoid missing some easily overlooked areas like these:
- Dusty window sills, baseboards and hard-to-reach surfaces: Often these locations are out of site and out of mind, but getting rid of dust can improve the air quality in your home.
- Dirty electronics: Our desktop monitors, TV screens and phones accumulate tons of dust and oils from frequent use. Keep your gadgets in tip-top shape by keeping screens sparkling and keyboards crumb-free.
- Pillows and mattress: While throwing your bedding in the wash might be second-nature, don't forget about the surfaces they cover! Most pillows can be machine or hand-washed. Use baking soda or a sunny day with low humidity to naturally kill off hidden bacteria in your mattress.
- Grimy shower curtain: Do you remember the last time you changed your shower curtain liner? If the answer is no, then it's probably time to!
- Cluttered car: It's easy to overlook your car when it comes time to clean! When you're doing your spring cleaning, take some extra time to head out to your car to give it a thorough cleaning. Make those windows shine, vacuum out mysterious crumbs and de-clutter your glove box.
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