Often spring cleaning is a marker for transitioning out of the winter season, opening windows to stale rooms, and preparing for warmer weather. Opening windows lets in the glorious sunshine (that likely lights up all the areas that need to be dusted), and also creates airflow for deep cleaning and painting projects.
But, before those things can happen, we can start to work on the projects leading up to open windows. Here’s how to get a jump start on your spring cleaning by knocking out the things you can now.
Make a List
- Start your list of tasks to tackle for the upcoming seasons. What needs to be cleaned? Reorganized? Remodeled? Repurposed? Repaired? It’s the season of rebirth! What is ready to be redone?
- Once you have your list of items, put them in order of importance. You can either re-write the list, or number the items in the order you’d like completed. Some things may need to be handled first or should be done in a certain order for logistical reasons.
For example, replacing your washer and dryer after cleaning and painting the laundry room makes sense.
- Next, determine what items can be done now, and which ones need to wait. An example might be that you could begin sorting through the office now, but need to wait on planting vegetables until the snow melts. It may not be time now to start packing away thick jackets and heavy bedding, but it would be ok to reorder the pantry.
Now that you have a clearer idea of what needs to get done and when to plan them, it’s time to determine what you need to tackle the projects. What tools, organizational supplies, or help do you need? Where can you get the tools, supplies, and help? Do you need to rent equipment or hire professional cleaners? Do you need to learn a skill?
Once you’ve identified what you need, start taking steps to get ready, such as getting price quotes or taking classes.
Take on What You Can and Delegate the Rest
If something seems too difficult for you to handle, consider what professionals could help you. Knowing when to pay for something rather than doing it yourself is great wisdom. Know your skill, interest, and budget when considering who to hire.
Here are a few examples: You want to have the chimney cleaned but you don’t have the skill or equipment. Is it worth your time? If your budget allows, hire it out. You are good at cleaning the house, but it takes time away from things you enjoy more. If your budget allows, hire a cleaning company to do the routine weekly cleaning.
Many times people try doing projects themselves simply because they don’t know their budget. Don’t waste your precious time and energy when you could be doing things you enjoy and are good at. Then, turn on your favorite music, open your curtains, and get a jump on your spring cleaning projects.
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