It’s spring, well technically it is anyhow! We all have some sort of spring cleaning we do and it can be overwhelming and easy to procrastinate if you try to do too many projects.  The first thing you should do is make a list of things that you notice right away that need to be done (windows, floors, and the dreaded closet). Next make a list of what you’d like to accomplish and a reasonable timeline.

Here are some tips for getting it all done:

1) List out projects and the length of time you think it will take to complete them.

2) Prioritize and schedule projects

3) Prepare for the big clean up

4) Consider year round “spring cleaning.”

5) Be realistic, don’t expect perfection

If you get overwhelmed every year during the spring, don’t do it all at once. Make a monthly schedule like this to take some of the pressure off.

Here’s a suggested plan:

  • January – filing cabinet, medicine cabinet
  • February – Hard to reach places (behind the refrigerator, stove, washer/driver, etc.)
  • March – closets and drawers
  • April – Windows, garage
  • May – Linen closet, ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • June – Curtains & blinds
  • July – Pantry, shampoo carpets
  • August – Playroom/toy box
  • September – Oven, home office
  • October – Freezer, gutters
  • November – Floors, baseboards
  • December – Christmas decorations