5 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Fun
I love a clean home, but I just don’t like the process of having to clean it. Unfortunately, we can’t afford to have a housekeeper do it for us, so I have to do what I can to keep it as clean as I can. Every now and again, I get into what I call my cleaning mode. This is where I throw things away (*gasp*), organize things and really get down and dirty cleaning our home. When this happens, Frank knows to let me just go at it until I ease my way out of cleaning mode.
One of the times of year I try to get the house good and clean is during the spring. You know that time of year when the weather is suddenly warm and sunny and you want all your windows in your home open? That’s one of those times I get into my cleaning mode.
If only cleaning could be easier and more fun! Wait a minute…it actually can! Here are 5 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Fun:
1 – Make a list. I love lists! I don’t only like writing them, but I love crossing the items off my list as I complete them. Before you start spring-cleaning, think about the areas in your home that you want to get good and clean and write them down.
2 – Out with the old and in with the new. Before you start spring-cleaning, go through your cleaning products and throw out the old ones and replace with new ones (*just a reason to go shopping – yay!*). Clorox® makes some really good products that will get your house good and clean…and keep it that way!
3 – Turn the music on and up! I remember cleaning the house with my mom and sisters when I was little. She would turn on some of her favorite records on our record player and turn it up loud. We would sing and dance all while cleaning! We had no idea we were having fun while doing a household chore that isn’t that fun.
4 – Make it a family effort. It’s a lot more fun when you know that cleaning the entire house doesn’t solely rest on your shoulders. Get your family involved by writing different chores on pieces of paper and having each family member draw one out of a hat. The chore they pull out is their special job! You could even make it a competition (i.e. whoever has the dustiest cloth or vacuums up the most dirt and debris).
5 – Reward yourself! After cleaning your house, wouldn’t it be nice to go out to dinner and have a movie night? Take the family out to dinner and either go to a movie or have a movie-night in at home to reward your efforts in getting your home clean. Maybe it’s even a reason to go get a pedicure or massage? The sky’s the limit!
When spring cleaning, I like to focus on cleaning the bathroom, dusting throughout the house, washing clothes and linens, and cleaning up our refrigerator. Here are some general spring cleaning tips when it comes to these chores:
Tackle the Bathroom Sink: You may think that germs wash down the bathroom sink along with toothpaste and soap, but that’s not always the case! In fact, researchers from NSF International recently analyzed 100 samples from five commonly touched surfaces and found the “germiest” surface tested. Easily disinfect the bathroom sink during your spring-cleaning routine by wiping it down with an EPA-registered disinfectant, such as Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes.
Send Dust Bunnies Hopping: Dust and allergens can linger in your home during the winter, but using new Clorox® Triple Action Dust Wipes to easily pick up dust, hair and allergens, rather than pushing them around. Work from top to bottom of a room, dusting the tops of bookshelves and light fixtures first, then work your way down to desks and television stands.
Refresh and Sanitize Fabrics: When spring-cleaning, don’t forget about your soft surfaces! These soft surfaces can trap germs and allergens throughout the winter. An easy way to sanitize hard-to-clean items like couches, curtains and mattresses is to use Clorox® 4 in One Disinfecting Spray. Simply spray the fabric until it’s wet, but do not saturate it, and allow it to air dry.
Spruce Up Your Refrigerator: To tackle germs in the fridge, search for any expired items and toss them out. Afterwards, quickly disinfect the shelves and drawers inside by wiping them down with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes.
Wash Clothes and Linens: Part of Spring Cleaning (and honestly, everyday cleaning) with a big family is washing clothes and linens. While we use the same detergents over and over throughout the year, I like to really jazz things up with Clorox 2 Darks & Denims! I love this detergent – especially with having 6 kids who constantly need their jeans (and darks) cleaned! Clorox 2 Darks & Denims will help clean your darks and denims looking clean and fresh.
How do you make Spring Cleaning fun in your home?
What is your favorite Clorox® product to use?
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