Spring Cleaning Survival Guide

This post is sponsored by Kimberly-Clark and The Motherhood.

I know the concept of Spring Cleaning. It’s a new start from the dreary winter, time to open the windows and let the fresh air in – but if you are like me you always wonder, “how in the world am I going to manage that?” Spring to my family means baseball and soccer practices every waking moment (OK every moment I’m not at work), my allergies are usually doing a number on me – and when they aren’t, well honestly I want to be outside. I want to work on my yard, or take a hike or a bike ride and enjoy not being coped up in the house.


So though most of my Spring hours are already accounted for, I know that in order for me to really enjoy my summer that I need to get my house into shape. The long winter makes my old house smell a bit musty (no matter how many candles I light), and let’s face it, the holidays really keep most of us too busy to get any real cleaning done anyway.  So here it is: Your Spring Cleaning Survival Guide for Those Who Wish They Could be Anywhere Else (almost).

Step 1. Be Prepared

If you don’t have what you need when you need it, you are going to be spending a really, really long time on this Spring Cleaning project. You need to write out your shopping list and have everything you need ready to go for when you start. Below is a really great list to get you going- (everything you need can be found for great prices at Walmart). I pick up great products like Viva®, Scott®, Cottonelle® – which is great that I can find them all in one convenient location.


Spring Cleaning Shopping ListStep 2. Make a Game Plan. Now being prepared not only means making sure you have all the products you need, but also having a game plan. Whether you are a CEO or a student, a game plan is the most successful way to accomplish your goals in an efficient, timely manner. My goal when Spring Cleaning is to get the most done in the least amount of time as possible. So if I have a game plan set up and ready to go – I know what to do after each task is completed, I’m not going to get as easily distracted and waste precious time. My Spring Cleaning Game Plan is something as simple as this Checklist. I know what needs done in each room and I don’t leave that room until everything is checked off. This printable checklist makes it super easy to stay on task.

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Step 3. Get to Work. Honestly we could all spend hours make the list just right, buying a ton of products to use for this or that – but if you want to survive Spring Cleaning this year – without spending the entire season well, cleaning – you need to get to work. Make sure you have everything you need (CHECK!) make your game plan (CHECK!) and get down to business! The quicker you get it done – the faster you can go outside and enjoy that beautiful weather!



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