7 Ways to Start Spring Cleaning Early
Why should you start spring cleaning early? If you’re not exactly eager to deep clean, declutter, and organize your home, the thought of taking on those tasks in the winter rather than in the spring might not be very enticing.
We get it. Whether you’re good about cleaning regularly or you loathe the task of tidying up, doing a major spring cleaning can be a lot of work—but it is absolutely worth the hassle.
This year, instead of procrastinating your spring cleaning until summer, tackle it early. Doing your spring cleaning early is a great way to start the new year off right. You’ll earn a sense of accomplishment (and a cleaner home, obviously!). Plus, spring cleaning early allows you to make the most of those gloomy winter months when you’re stuck inside anyway. Once the weather is nice in the spring, you won’t be stuck in your home with a duster and a vacuum; you’ll be out enjoying the sunshine because you were smart enough to clean early.
Now that we’ve convinced you to do your spring cleaning early, here are a few ways to do it:
Start With One Task
Dip your toe into the water of spring cleaning by choosing one project. It might be decluttering a closet, reorganizing your kitchen cabinets, cleaning and flipping your mattress, or scrubbing out your grimy trash bins. Start with one thing and you might be surprised how motivated you are to continue to the next project.
Or if You’re Feeling Ambitious, Start With One Whole Room
Feeling a bit more eager to spring clean? Start by cleaning an entire room—maybe even that space you’ve been meaning to tackle forever, like your cluttered garage or seldom-used (and very dusty) guest room.
Set Aside a Weekend
One of the best ways to spring clean early is to get it on the calendar. January and February are great months to book a whole weekend for cleaning. You’re done with holiday travel and your summer vacation is months away. Choose a weekend where you have nothing going on and resolve to dedicate it to getting as much cleaning done as possible.
Spring cleaning isn’t just dusting, mopping, and scrubbing; it’s also decluttering. Start spring cleaning early by decluttering closets and other storage spaces in your home. By decluttering and organizing, you can prep your space for deep cleaning.
Stock Up on Supplies
Cleaning, like a lot of things in life, is easier when you’re prepared with the right tools. One super easy way to start the spring cleaning process early is to get your supplies ready now. Here’s a shopping list of essential spring cleaning items. Take it to the store with you or order online.
Make a Spring Cleaning Schedule
Studies show that when you write something down, you’re more likely to stick to it. Even if you’re not feeling motivated enough to get off the couch and bust out the cleaning tools, you can still take a few minutes to create a spring cleaning plan that future you will be able to follow. Make a list of the tasks you want to accomplish, pull out your planner, and get them on the books.
Rent a Storage Unit
Here’s a conundrum: You’ve decluttered and now you have nowhere for the clutter to go. For items you don’t want to recycle, donate, or toss, a storage unit is a great solution. For this reason (and many more) a storage unit can be a valuable part of your spring cleaning routine. Rent one online, and consider yourself ready for spring cleaning—no matter how early or late you start.