Ahh … spring
Nothing heralds the arrival of warmer weather quite like clearing your space and getting a fresh start. If cleaning every nook and cranny in your home feels daunting (or even downright dreadful), here are a few ways you can make this big task feel more manageable:
Break it into smaller, more manageable chunks.
Depending on many factors (the size of your home, the size of your family, the number of pets you have, where your home is located, etc.), spring cleaning can be a big, exhausting job. So, make a schedule and do a little bit every day. Within a week, your home will be sparkling!
- Monday: Bathrooms*
- Tuesday: Bedrooms*
- Wednesday: Kitchen
- Thursday: Change out closets*
- Friday: Change out bedding*
- Saturday: Clean rugs and upholstery†
- Sunday: Windows†
Though a clean start is its own reward, having something tangible and exciting you can look forward to when the work is done will motivate you to cross off everything on your to-do list. Finished putting away sweaters? Treat yourself to an ice cream. Cleaned the carpets? Sounds like someone earned a pedi! If your kids and S.O. are helping, be sure to build in meaningful rewards for them, too. Hint: Give the best rewards to the least desirable tasks.
Make a cleaning playlist.
Good music makes any task more tolerable. Choose 10 to 15 jams that pump you up, or buy a few new songs to get you excited to clean. Challenge yourself to complete the day’s task before your playlist ends!
Try a new cleaning hack.
You can find tons of smart cleaning hacks online to make the most of your time. For example, put an old, damp pillowcase over your fan blades to clean them without a mess. Give your kids an anti-bacterial wipe and have them clean baseboards. Instead of throwing away lemon peels, put them in a baggie in the freezer and toss them in your garbage disposal to deodorize it. (Bonus: They’ll even sharpen your garbage disposal’s blades!)
Find ways to make it fun.
Set a timer and see how much you can get done. Race your kids to see who can clean their room the fastest. Use Scentsy Clean and Scentsy Laundry products in your favorite fragrances. Give prizes for the person who cleans the fastest, the longest or the most thorough.
Still don’t have the time – or motivation – to do a big spring clean? Contact your Scentsy Consultant and order fresh-scented Room Sprays and Scentsy Bars. Our picks: Clothesline, By the Sea and Clean Breeze. Don’t have a Scentsy Consultant? Find one here.
*Don’t forget to delegate! If you have school-age children, have them clean their own bathroom, bedroom and closet.
†If you have the means, save time and hire a pro. Starting your own Scentsy business is a great way to earn extra money!