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Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air… almost.

Call me crazy, but I love to start planning how I’ll tackle spring cleaning the home in March. The one thing that always makes me feel calm is having a clean, fresh, home. There’s nothing better than coming home after a long day at work to a house that is tidy, bedding that is fresh, and floors that are shining!

I’m going to share some tips with you on how to start planning for spring cleaning and how to get yourself through it. It can be a long, daunting, process if you don’t plan accordingly. I know, it’s been that way for me in the past.

Having a plan in mind on how to tackle different areas of your home is something I highly recommend. Without further ado, here are my spring cleaning tips for 2017:

Start early
Probably my favorite tip (and why we are publishing this so early, hehe) is to start your spring cleaning early. Maybe you don’t necessarily want to start cleaning right away, but now is a good time to start setting up a game plan. Depending on the size of your living space, you may need more or less time for this.  There are plenty of spring cleaning calendars and checklists online, but my favorite is this one by Clean Mama.

Take it slow
Don’t feel like you have to clean every nook and cranny in your house/apartment on the same day. Like I said, depending on the size of your home, this could really drive a person crazy!

Look online for tips and tricks
There are tons of cleaning “hacks” online.  Check out this article by BuzzFeed with Lazy Girl Cleaning Hacks J.

Make it a family affair
Whether you live with friends, a partner, spouse, or children, make spring cleaning an annual affair! Divvy out the responsibilities and decide on something fun to do afterwards. Maybe reward yourself with going to the movies, going for a hike, or treating yourself to a snack!

Good luck!

By: Samantha Thayer

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