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You may not have the most pleasant mental association when you think of spring cleaning. According to this infographic, 93% of people would rather be doing anything besides spring cleaning – 44% of those respondents said they’d rather speak in front of a large group. Still, it’s a necessary ritual that most Americans take part in, so they can shake off the dirt from the previous year and make space for the new one. To make it easier for you, Meehan’s Family Moving put together this list to get you moving on those chores.
Make A Plan
If you fail to plan, you’re planning for failure. People usually think Ben Franklin said this, but that may not be the case. Regardless, it’s good advice. Writing things down and making a list can make the task seem less overwhelming. It’s also very satisfying when you get to check off the items on your list and see your progress. Here’s a list from Martha Stewart that will get you started in the right direction.
Get Your Supplies Together
Nothing will slow you down more than having to run to the store for supplies. Before you begin, take an inventory of the cleaning supplies that you already have. Make sure you have enough to get you through all the tasks. If you’re not sure what you need, review this list of essential cleaning supplies. Replace that old broom and mop with a new one and clean out the filter in the vacuum. You can save on paper towels by using newspaper to clean windows. Not only that, it works better, too!
Get Motivated and Get Started
The best way to get started is simple – just get started! Find a task that’s small, get it done, and move on to the next one. If you need more motivation than that, break out the espresso and get ready to clean. With enough caffeine, you’ll be a human dynamo – unable to sit-still and looking for some way to channel your energy. That’s the perfect time to put the broom in your hand and make some progress. Crank the cleaning up to 11 – put on your favorite playlist or check out these spring cleaning playlists.
Bring Some Friends Along
You can ask your friends to help you, but be warned! You might get roped into helping them clean their house. Still, it’s an option. You can even sweeten the deal by offering to buy them pizza. If you have kids, have them to do their part. There are plenty of age-appropriate activities that children can help out with. Getting children involved with chores will teach them that cleanliness is important, and children who help with chores are more responsible.
Hire a Professional
If this list didn’t inspire you at all, this is the easiest option. A professional will have all the supplies, not to mention the expertise, to do the job. And let’s be honest, sometimes it just feels better to hire an expert and know that the job is in capable hands.
Need a Hand Removing a Large Object? Call Meehan’s Family Moving
Meehan’s Family Moving is here to help you move across town or out of state. But if your spring cleaning means you need help moving some items to the local donation site, give us a call at (561) 904-6000 for a free, no-obligation quote or contact us online.