Let the Spring Cleaning Begin!

By Monica Friel, Founder of Chaos to Order

Spring is here and it is time to let the sun shine into your home after a very long winter. Open blinds, windows and doors to freshen up your home with spring air; it will energize you to start spring cleaning.

Here are five quick tips to motivate you:

1. Clean one room at a time

Doing odds and ends in every room will leave you frustrated and feeling unaccomplished. Start in one room and finish it, even if you have the urge to move around.

2. Clean out your refrigerator

Have a “must go” night where everything in the fridge must go. Wipe down the shelves and don’t forget to vacuum the vents to keep your refrigerator running efficiently.

3. Weed out your closets making a decision about each and every item

This should be done every spring and fall.  Read more about closet clean-out here.

4. Lighten the load and divvy out chores to the entire family

Make the project fun by setting goals and giving rewards.

5. Don’t bite off more than you can chew

When you are motivated, do not pull everything out of the closet or cabinets and then lose your steam. Instead, work one section or shelf at a time weeding out, containerizing, and wiping down.

About Monica Friel
With more than 20 years experience, Monica is an eBay Classifieds ambassador and a nationally-recognized expert on organization and productivity. Get Monica’s super-easy tips to save time, space and effort at www.chaostoorder.com.