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3 simple spring cleaning tips

3 simple spring cleaning tips

Spring cleaning time is here!  I say this with joy and excitement, ready to clean under the beds, organize the garage, dust the ceiling fans, move the refrigerator, and sweep. Most people aren’t as eager.  Spring cleaning can feel overwhelming, daunting—and knowing where to start can be half the battle.

With these three simple spring cleaning tips, the job is far less intimidating:

  1.  Make a plan. List what tasks you want to accomplish in each room, the estimated number of hours or minutes you’ll need, and who in the family will help you.  Organized Home provides free printable spring cleaning checklists that could be helpful if you’re uncertain where to begin.
  2. Make a date. Yes, a date—but most likely not a very romantic one!  Which weekend or weekday will you work on these spring cleaning tasks?  Enlist the entire family so that everyone can mark their calendar and show up for spring cleaning duty!  To ensure that nobody forgets, try using Cozi, an online family calendar with phone applications that make family planning and communication seamless.  Nobody will have an excuse for not helping clean the garage this year!
  3. Baskets and supplies in order. With the plan of action set, the date squared away, and the troops rallied, having your supplies organized is essential! With the Get Clean® Starter Kit, you’ll have everything you need to clean the house from top to bottom this year and next! Plus you’ll keep 108 pounds of packaging waste from landfills. Besides your Basic H2®, arrange those laundry baskets to collect items you’ll donate, recycle, or sell. As you go from room to room, fill the baskets with items that you’re not using anymore (e.g. clothing, toys, tools, kitchen supplies, pet items, etc.).  One of the goals of spring cleaning is getting rid of all the clutter!

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to feel like a black cloud each season. Look at it as a way to spend time as a family or donate items you don’t use anymore.  And with some good tunes and fresh air, you’ll feel rejuvenated—and the house, yard, attic, and garage will look spiffy clean!

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  1. I do spring cleaning for a week.  Picking to do one room a day from top to bottom.  And I do not leave the room til I am done with all of it.  It takes a lil more time but it is not so overwhelming this way.

  2. When I have an activity to perform that I have been dreading, I decide how much time it is going to take me to perform the job.  Determine the best time to perform the activity and then set a timer for the amount of time I have decided on.  By setting the time it helps my subconscious mind know there is going to be an end time.  Many times I am able to perform the activity in less time than I had previously scheduled. It is such a great feeling to be done with the job and still have time to do something I really enjoy doing.

  3. My friend and I take turns at each other’s homes weekly – decluttering, cleaning. We pick a space we can whip into shape within about 2 hours – bookshelf, arts and crafts area, bedroom floor piles, foyer. We grab a throw away bag, give away bag, and put away basket.  We even take before and after pics.  In the last 6 months, our homes have become much easier to take care of, much more inviting for ourselves and company.  The crowning glory is the spritz of Basic H2 to shine everything up after each session.  A more livable home is one of the greatest gifts we could give each other! 

  4. I love Spring cleaning with Basic H2 in that it cleans everything! I am still putting plants in my garden and it too has helped me so much in watering tomatoes and peppers in that it holds the moisture in the soil and I had a bumper crop of tomatoes last year when so many lost their crops due to the heat!

  5. My husband cleans the bathroom with very caustic products to get rid of the tub mold and buildup.  I hate the smell and it burns the eyes and nose.  Do you have a products that will get rid of mold in the bathtub that is not toxic?
     

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