5 Tips to Make Spring Cleaning Fun
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be something to dread. The truth is, you can get your home in tip-top shape before the warm weather hits – and even have some fun in the process. Here are five tips for efficient, enjoyable spring cleaning with the family, courtesy of the team at Closet World:
1. Create a Vacation Fund
Want to add some fun to your spring cleaning regimen? Make a plan to sell unwanted and gently used items and use the cash for something fun, like a vacation for the whole family. Both children and adults can get in on the cleaning with this tactic. For example, consider asking your kids to pick out a few toys they no longer play with or sort through their closets for clothes that no longer fit. Don’t forget to donate any items that don’t sell.
2. Get Competitive
Want to encourage your family to take spring cleaning to the next level? Add an element of friendly competition. Whichever member of the household sells or donates the most items will win the day and maybe even score a prize, like the chance to choose a restaurant for dinner out or choose the activity for a family fun day.
3. Blast Your Favorite Tunes
Just because you have to spend your weekend spring cleaning doesn’t mean you have to do so in silence. If you want to make the day a little more fun, consider creating a playlist so you can listen to your favorite songs while you work. You can even encourage the kids to join in, making sure to take plenty of breaks for impromptu dance parties.
4. Do Some Shopping
Spring cleaning isn’t everyone’s idea of a walk in the park. However, this annual ritual is even less enjoyable if it ends up taking longer than necessary because you aren’t organized. To expedite your cleaning efforts this year, make a list of what needs to be done and then hit the stores. While necessary cleaning supplies vary by home (and the homeowner’s goals), the following items are pretty standard:
Bathroom and kitchen cleaners
Extra rags and paper towels
Outdoor cleaning products
Mops, pails, and brooms
Glass and window cleaners
Plastic storage tubs for sorting and organizing
Spring cleaning might not be everyone’s idea of a good time. However, giving your home décor an upgrade can be much more pleasant. After you clean out the “old,” consider upgrading to a more sophisticated organization system to stow what remains. For example, you could add another pole to your closet, create some storage space for shoes, or make-over your garage.
Get Organizational Pointers From the Pros
At Closet World, we know that spring cleaning is about more than floors and windows. You also have to take steps to get organized, ditching clutter and finding storage solutions for every room in the home. With that in mind, we are passionate about providing clients with complete home organization solutions. To get started creating a storage design that complements your home décor and style, call today or contact our team online.