The first day of spring is THIS Monday! Although here in the Asheville, NC mountains it has been feeling like the middle of winter!
When spring arrives I’m always noticing the blooming trees and amazing weather, but I always have the sometimes dreaded spring cleaning on my mind too. It can often be overwhelming to change up the linens, clean out the closets, etc., but every time I do it, I feel so much better when I’m done!
So for all of you out there who have been pondering how to even get started – I want to help you out. Start by downloading my spring cleaning checklist below. The great thing about this type of checklist is that it doesn’t have dates on it. I know that that seems surprising considering the business I’m in, but I actually think this will help.
We all have things we need to focus on everyday – work, relationships, appointments, etc. – so it can be very hard to fit in this type of cleaning when we don’t normally have to make time for it. The way this checklist is made, you have two rooms per week to get done, except for the last week with outdoor spaces being the only item. That’s seven days to make sure every task is complete, and you’ll feel much better after giving each item a check mark – pushing you to keep going until you’ve completed the entire checklist.
Since it’s undated, there is no date that is telling you that you HAVE to get started on a specific day. But there are four weeks with different spaces that you should be able to get done if you dedicate and delegate your time.
By dedicating your time, I mean to write it in your planner or on your to-do list, carve out time in your day – even if it’s 30 minutes or an hour and see how much you can get done on that day. Sure, there are some items that are very simple like cleaning off/dusting electronics, and then there are some that are going to take more time, like going through your clothes. The important thing here is to dedicate your time and a bit of energy to at least get started, and i think you’ll find that you can easily get rolling!
By delegating, I mean ask your partner or kids to help you out! Show them the checklist and you can each take a room or work on one together. I usually prefer to work together because you can end up having more fun! Put on some music or talk about your day – just try not to get into anything too distracting (like watching TV) so that you can finish your tasks.
Lastly, we have National Cleaning Week coming up from March 26 – April 1. So maybe this is a great time for you to get started on your spring cleaning! Go ahead and CLICK HERE to download the checklist and hang it on your fridge until your start date.
Feel free to comment below when you plan to start your spring cleaning, and definitely add any extra tips you think others can use when freshening up their homes!