OK, don’t hate me but I really love to clean and organize. I know it’s not for everyone but I have always enjoyed things being tidy. I even had my entire February challenge be about organization. With two kids and a husband and the fact that we are home 99% of the time the house can get a little disheveled. It can definitely overwhelm even the biggest neat freaks so I wanted to share my quick and easy ways to spring clean that will help you not be overwhelmed and accomplish the spring cleaning you want to accomplish!
Quick And Easy Ways To Spring Clean
Make a list and do one thing each day
I think it can be overwhelming when you have a long to-do list of things you want to accomplish around the house. I know for me just thinking about the closets I want to organize, the drawers I want to clean out, all things I want to get rid of. It seems like so much it almost makes me quit before I start.
“If you haven’t used it in a year get rid of it”:
This is my biggest tip in general. If you come across items you haven’t use or worn in a year toss them. Sure there are exceptions. We held onto baby items from Liam to Charlotte because we knew we wanted another baby. I hold on to timeless handbags, shoes, jackets, etc that I may not wear one year (hello pandemic) because I will use them. But toys, trendy clothes, random kitchen items. You’re not going to use it, donate it. Someone else will!
I think my label maker was one of my favorite purchases of the last 10 years. I love a good excuse to label something but also I think it really makes it easier to organize bins. We have a lot of clear bins we put the kids’ craft supplies, play dough, etc in, and having them labeled makes my life 100X easier when they want to color or do a craft.
Make a weekly checklist:
Once I organize a space I really try to check in on it once a week. Just put random things away, throw things out, etc. It really makes the upkeep easier. Sure there are times spaces get completely out of control but a once a week check-in is a good start to keeping a space clean throughout the year.
I hope you found these quick and easy ways to spring clean helpful! If you find the task of cleaning and organizing daunting I really do think these easy steps will make a huge difference!
What is one space you want to spring clean?