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As we’ve recenty discussed, spring cleaning can change the way you feel about your home, and even your life. While cleaning, organizing and purging can make your home feel brand new, it can be more challenging to carry out then you might think. Here are a few ideas you can implement that will allow you to get your spring cleaning done in a timely fashion.
Have a Plan
When you begin your spring cleaning, it helps to have a plan ready to follow. You will want to be flexible and able go with the flow when unexpected events arise, but in general you will find it is much easier to stay on track when you have a list prepared beforehand of what you wish to accomplish.
Put on Some Music
Nothing makes cleaning more bearable than some good music. Prepare a special spring cleaning playlist containing your favorite tunes. Lively music with a good, strong beat is one of the best ways to keep your energy and motivation up when you have a big job ahead.
Spring cleaning is work and it takes a lot of energy. Be sure to schedule in some breaks for yourself. A brief 15-minute break every few hours will make a big difference. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and grab a snack during your break, as they will help give you the energy necessary to get the job at hand done.
Race against Yourself
The best challenge is to challenge yourself. When you are in the midst of spring cleaning, challenge yourself to beat your own speed. Set a timer and try to beat the amount of time that you spent in the last room. Be creative in your challenges, and the time will pass by more quickly.
Set a Goal with a Reward
No matter what our age, we all love a great reward. When you have a huge task such as spring cleaning to accomplish, it can help to give yourself a specific goal, and reward yourself with something special when that goal has been achieved. Whether you want to go out for dinner when finished, or get a pedicure with a friend, you deserve to be pampered after all your hard work. This will give you something to look forward to, and something to motivate you when you are feeling burnt out and ready to quit.
Spring cleaning can take as little or as long as you let it and want it to take. If you are trying to the job done in as little time as possible, there are ways to give you the extra boost you need. Use some of these tips as motivation, and you will notice how much easier it is to keep on track and get the job done. A clean and organized home comes to those who persist.