Thank you to Kimberly-Clark and The Motherhood for sponsoring this post. Thoughts are my own.
I’ll admit it. I’m horrible about spring cleaning. I want to be organized and I love being in a clean home. But clutter and long over-due projects often leave me feeling overwhelmed and unsure of where to begin. If you are like me, you never seem to have enough time in the day to tackle every day messes, let alone those those less frequent tasks. After a bit of thinking and research, I’ve come up with these tips for Spring Cleaning When You Are Short on Time.
Create a list of must-do spring cleaning projects. There are many great ready-made lists on Pinterest. I’ve even included a few on my Spring Cleaning Pinterest Board. If you can, sort them by time required and level of importance. That way no matter how much time you have, you can find a task you can complete. You’ll feel good checking them off as you go!
Keep at It
Don’t feel like you have to tackle spring cleaning all at once. Taking on one smaller task daily during the week and saving larger projects for the weekend for example, will make spring cleaning much less stressful. It will also help keep you motivated rather than overwhelmed!
Identify Hot Spots
By finding your hot spots you can make sure you hit those areas first. Ask yourself these two questions:
Where does the clutter seem to pile up most?
Our playroom, desk and kids bedrooms always suffer in that area. All those toys and papers pile fast!
Where does the grime build up most?
For us, these areas would be our front entry, kitchen and bathroom. From dirty appliances to moldy tile grout, it builds up quickly!
Consider what areas are most visible in your hot spots and start with those areas first. Now is a also a great time to evaluate processes and get organized as you clean to avoid the clutter and grime building up. Keeping on top of these tasks throughout the year will make spring cleaning easier.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
There are so many great cleaning hacks that make spring cleaning a breeze. Take a little time to research before you begin. For example, this hack for cleaning your oven or this tip for cleaning your microwave will cut down on the scrubbing! Projects that seemed daunting may actually be quite easy.
Now is a great time to gather on any necessary supplies before you begin. Whether you like to make your own cleaning products or buy them, you don’t want to run out mid-task or waste time searching for supplies. A cleaning caddy will allow you to bring all your necessary materials from room to room. Fill it with items such as dust cloths, Viva® paper towels, window cleaner, all purpose cleaner, an old toothbrush, and rubber gloves. Have the right supplies for each job such as Viva® Vantage for it’s scrubby texture terrycloth which is great for getting stainless steel appliances and glassware to shine and scrubbing stovetops, patio furniture and other grimy surfaces. Viva® Towels have a soft and smooth texture, perfect for more delicate surfaces. Hang a small trash bag off the side so you can throw away pieces of trash as you go.
Now that you’ve cleaned up your clutter, it is a great time to stock up on household necessities available at Walmart such as toilet paper likeScott® 1000 bathroom tissue with its long lasting value or Cottonelle® CleanRipple Texture, designed to clean better than the leading national value brand. With buying in larger quantities you can take advantage of the best value. Walmart is the perfect one-stop shop for all your cleaning and organization essentials.
Be sure to visit the Kimberly-Clark Family Care at Walmart to stock up on all your spring cleaning essentials! Here are some more great spring cleaning tips from Cottonelle, Viva and Scott!