Spring Cleaning Made Easy in 3 Steps
Well, it’s that time of year again. Skies are clearing, flowers are blooming and sunny spring is in the air. It always feels invigorating to step outdoors and find balmy weather after months of shutting in during the winter. All the sunshine, fresh air and warmth create the perfect inspiration to take on everyone’s not so favorite chore – spring cleaning. As tedious as it may seem, spring cleaning happens to be a critical component of health and wellness. Spring cleaning provides an opportunity to practice hygiene that is otherwise neglected because of difficulty or lack of time. Spending time in environments that are never spring-cleaned exposes people to dust and debris. At best, all this dust and debris is unpleasant to see, at worst however, it may cause health complications or even injury.
Rather than thinking about spring cleaning as an ordinary chore, think of it as an investment in your health. Living and working in an organized and spotless environment contributes to efficient ergonomics and reduces frustration. In this sense, spring cleaning is a habit which stands to increase productivity and lower stress. For those who don’t know where to start in terms of actually going about this task, here are a few tips on how to get the most out of your effort to spring clean:
Make a List
A lot of people start out spring cleaning with the best of intentions, but get overwhelmed along the way and give up on doing a thorough job. One of the reasons this happens is because of a lack of strategy in their approach. Taking some time to itemize exactly what it is that needs cleaning creates better awareness of exactly how much work is necessary, and how long it will take. Depending on how big a space you need to clean, it may even be necessary to get help from friends, family or professional cleaners. Instead of just diving in, plan out your procedure so as to save time in the long run.
Stock up on all Cleaning Supplies Pre-emptively
Nothing disrupts the momentum of spring cleaning quite like running out of necessary supplies before the job is done. Even before committing to the chore itself, make sure to have enough detergents, equipment and miscellaneous items necessary to complete each task involved. Since spring cleaning includes elimination of persistent dirt and stains, it’s generally necessary to purchase supplies that aren’t routinely used such as heavy-duty gloves, brushes, face masks, or specialized cleaning solutions. Preparing adequately makes the job seamless and effective.
Save the Easiest Chores for Last
Being strategic is the swiftest way to get the activity of spring cleaning completed. Because you are likelier to be determined and energized at the beginning of the task, this would be the best time to take on ambitious cleaning projects in order to take full advantage of your enthusiasm. Getting heavy-duty tasks out of the way first also increases the chances that whatever needs cleaning the most gets cleaned meticulously. It’s important to pace yourself throughout, and saving the easiest chores for last creates more of a guarantee that the majority of your energy gets used on things that actually need exertion.
With these three easy steps accounted for, all that’s left to do is use a little elbow grease. Even though spring cleaning is something that can take hours and days, at its core it’s not complicated at all. At the end of the day it’s a matter of wanting the best for yourself and being willing to put in work to make sure that your surroundings are fresh whether you are outdoors or not.
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