Easy Spring Cleaning Tips
Please tell me that I’m not the only person who actually looks forward to spring cleaning time. Please! I can’t be the only one!
Maybe it’s because I’m a mother, but I just can’t wait to throw open the windows and get down to the business of cleaning my home when spring comes. It’s funny, because cleaning isn’t a favorite pass time of mine by a long shot, but I just love clearing away some of the winter funk in my home. It not only freshens up my home, it freshens up my perspective!
When it comes to spring cleaning I do have a few simple tips and tricks that I’d love to share with you. Be sure to leave your own spring cleaning advice in the comments below!
1. Make a plan — Seems simple enough, right? I’ve tried to tackle spring cleaning with and without a list in hand, and I’m strongly in favor of making a plan and creating a list of actionable items to complete. I like to write down all of the rooms that I plan to tackle with detailed checklists for each one. I also like to create a shopping list for supplies I’ll need as well as a timeframe for getting all of the spring cleaning completed.
2. Gather your supplies — As I mentioned, I really like to make a detailed shopping list so that I have all of the cleaning and organizing supplies that I’ll need on hand. I usually append this to my weekly grocery list that I take to Walmart every Friday.
That’s really the great thing about Walmart. You can make one trip and pick up everything you need. No need to go to multiple stores to get the products and brands you love at a great price. Frankly, ain’t nobody got time for anything more complicated than that!
When it comes to specific cleaning supplies I’m pretty brand loyal. I want to eradicate germs, viruses and bacteria from my home and give all of my surfaces the most thorough clean possible. For me, that spells Clorox.
Clorox Splash-Less Bleach is a staple, and a product I use for so many cleaning applications. The controlled pour makes it so much easier to use, avoiding splashes and spills (no more ruining your pants with those little micro bleach splashes). I love that it’s powerful enough to give my home a truly deep clean.
For my toilets, I love Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Clinging Bleach Gel. It really sticks to the toilet bowl to give the surfaces a thick coating to better kill germs and make the toilet smell less like a toilet!
Finally, my go-to cleaning product for use around the house is Clorox Clean-Up. It removes tough stains on contact, kills 99.9% of common household germs and also gives me the chance to exercise my trigger finger against dirt and grime in my home. Hey, I like to be proactive!
I highly recommend picking up this powerful spring cleaning trinity during your next trip to Walmart!
3. Open the windows — Fresh, spring air will not only motivate you while you clean, but it’s a great way to bring some clean air into your home after a long winter when everything was probably closed-up tight. It’s also good to keep the house ventilated while you’re using cleaning products.
4. Declutter, declutter, declutter — Prior to getting into the deep cleaning and sanitizing phase of your spring cleaning ritual, you’ll want to declutter your home as much as possible. Purge items you don’t need and bag up extra clothing and household items to be donated.
5. Clean those hard-to-reach places — Let’s face it, most of us don’t wash our walls or sweep under the beds as much as we should. Use this time to vacuum under furniture and appliances, wipe down walls, and dust areas including molding, baseboards, and ceiling fan blades.
6. Change your filters — My son is allergic to almost everything, so I always take extra care during the spring to change all of the filters in my home. Change water filters, air filters, range hood screens, dryer filters (don’t forget the hose) and importantly, be sure to change your vacuum cleaner filter at this time!
7. Just do it! — There are so many more areas that I love to focus on when I’m spring cleaning, but, the most important tip that I have is to just make time to do it. Spring cleaning is such a great way to freshen up your home and to make it a more healthy environment for your family. Studies have also shown that we’re more productive when our homes are clean and organized, so really, it’s just a great thing for everyone in the family!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Clorox. The opinions and text are all mine.