The weather is great, the sun is shining, nature is awakening, and spring might have brought you a new love as well. And if you’re managing to avoid the allergies and handle the fatigue, you should be fully enjoying this sweet season. However, the more and more protruding rays of sun seem to shed a light on the dust particle flying through your home, illuminating all the mess and dirt (hopefully no smells to intensify).
And if you have, as supposed, found someone special this spring, you might want to present yourself in the best…light. Even if you haven’t now is the time to make your home more livable. Yes, it’s a tiring process, but there are some tricks that can help you clean your house with minimum effort and maximum results. Get professional cleaning help, or be ready to get your hands dirty.
Before you start the actual toilsome work, make sure you have everything ready, so you could just start the cleaning and finish it without many unpredicted situations, detours and time wasters. To make it all a bit easier and more fun for you, prepare your favorite playlist, or audiobook. Even though I think music is a better option, as it will move you, but won’t take too much of your attention.
Restock your cleaning supplies (even though some seem full, check the expiration date), so you don’t run out of something in the middle of the process, once you’ve finally gained motivation. Make a plan, give yourself deadlines, and make a schedule. Define the time you’ll need to clean everything and try to stick to it. Once you actually have a plan, it’s easier to follow it.
De-Clutter the Living Room
Put everything in its designated place and throw out the things you don’t need. This will create an instant sense of tidiness. Or at the very least, it will make the living room look less messy. You probably have a lot of gadgets, some of which don’t work or you don’t use anymore. Go through them and sort them.
Also, try to put all those cables in order, if you haven’t already, by getting a cable organizer or some other cable management system. These are all small steps, nothing too exhausting, but they create quite an effect. Of course, just this won’t do, so don’t forget to wipe the dust and vacuum thoroughly.
Don’t Forget the Bedroom
Change the sheets, air the matrass and pillow (or have them thoroughly cleaned, if necessary). Sort your wardrobe and throw out the things you don’t need. It would be ideal if you had those vacuum plastic bags to put away all that winter clothes without having it occupy too much space. As usual, vacuuming and dusting are an indispensable part. Oh, and it might be a good idea to wash the windows as well.
After you’re done with the “dirty work”, you may as well consider some redecorations, getting some new pictures or statues for your room. But only after you’ve got rid of all the dust.
These are the major chunks, with some forever-lingering details, of course. It may sound like a lot of work to, but it can actually be fun. You’ll love your “new” place and that feeling might motivate you to do this again sometimes, not just in spring. Of course, if you are a hard-core bachelor and all this just doesn’t resonate with you, you can always call a cleaning service and get someone to clean your place for you. Though chances are, even in that case, you’ll have to do some pre-cleaning, just to make sure the maid doesn’t refuse the job.