Why is it we save deep cleaning for the spring? Who has time to deep clean all at once? Not me. In fact, I prefer to spread it out over the course of the year. That being said, I understand why some things are done in the spring, since cobwebs and the like are easier to see in the bright light of spring.
By nature, I believe women are busy. We take on too much and try to be there for everyone. So who has time for spring-cleaning? Here are a few tips to make the most of your time.
- Tackle only one room at a time. Maybe even only a corner of a room.
- Work from top to bottom—run a long handled tool, like a dry mop, along your ceiling, upper walls, and smooth light fixtures to remove dust and cobwebs.
- With a damp cloth, dust all hard surfaces including knickknacks—an old, clean sock slipped over your hand will work nicely for this task.
- Change out air filters, or if they are washable, wash and dry thoroughly.
- Give away, put away, or throw away anything you no longer have use of. Do it right away so no one picks through your piles and takes something back!
- Use storage containers to tuck those must have little things away and create a cohesive look.
Kimberly Rose Johnson holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two teenage sons, and their yellow lab. She writes sweet Christian romance and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She enjoys taking long walks with her husband and dog, reading, dark chocolate and time with friends. You may contact Kimberly via her website at http://kimberlyrjohnson.com/