We are excited to share tips for Spring Cleaning!
Maybe you saw that Spring Cleaning started here already but we are going slow about our Spring Cleaning this year. These tips really apply to our family.
- Don’t let spring cleaning overwhelm you – take it one room at a time and stock up on products that will help you to get the job done effectively, including paper towels, sponges, and trash bags.
Beth’s Tip: I have a little cleaning caddy that I carry around when I clean I room. I have my disinfecting spray, paper towels, and dust pan all in this caddy. This caddy lives on top of my washer I re-stock it when I finish cleaning so it is always ready to go!
- Use a disinfectant product to help ensure you’re killing germs as you clean, and think beyond the usual places. Be sure to clean even the smallest surfaces, such as light switches.
Beth’s Tip: I wipe down any and all hard surfaces in the bathroom with a disinfecting spray. It is amazing where three sets of little hands touch! I still wonder how the toothpaste gets where it gets but I know the Lysol wipes get off the toothpaste plus whatever is lurking on that surface!
- Make it a family activity and tailor tasks to specific age groups. Give younger children simpler, one-step tasks like dusting or picking toys up off the floor, and save the more complex jobs, such as vacuuming, scrubbing, and disinfecting for older members of the family.
Beth’s Tip: Give the kids a spray bottle and paper towels, or even the little hand vacuum and ask them to clean next to you. The kids now see the caddy come out of the laundry room and start jockeying for tasks. This mamma has learned to never turn down cleaning help!
What tips work best for your house? Do your kids help with Spring Cleaning at your house? Leave me a comment and let me know!