Looking for spring cleaning tips for moms? Check out these helpful tips!
These spring cleaning tips for moms will help you eliminate the overwhelm and get the task done! If the idea of spring cleaning sounds overwhelming, you are not alone. As a mom, you have many things on your plate and a large task can seem daunting. However, it does not have to be that way.
Ready to tackle this? Keep reading!
The Best Spring Cleaning Tips for Moms
Break the large task down.
All large tasks are overwhelming but when you break them down, they are more doable. Instead of looking at your entire house, break it down into smaller tasks. You could do all of the windows one day and all of the baseboards another day.
We are all more likely to complete a task if we are being held accountable by someone else. Ask a friend to join you in a spring cleaning challenge and check in with each other daily. When you are finished, consider going out for a coffee date together as a reward!
Clean one room at a time.
I have found it to be very helpful to clean room by room. Gather up your cleaning supplies focus on one room and then move to the next. Using this method you are focused and feel a sense of accomplishment as you see each room get clean! Grab the checklists here.
Try a challenge.
A fun challenge always helps! Use the spring cleaning guide as it has a 30-day checklist and room by room checklist.
Focus on one task at a time.
Multi-tasking makes things take longer because our minds are scattered. Set a timer for 15 minutes and see what task you can complete when you are solely focused on that.
Let go of the need to be perfect.
Have you ever heard people say that cleaning with kids is like brushing your teeth while eating Oreos? It can seem like a never winning battle. Therefore, it is important to let go of the need to be perfect.
Whenever I finish cleaning something, I always announce that we all should savor this clean space. Kids will bring in messes and that is part of being a kid. We teach and train them and embrace the mess. Our homes do not need to be perfect but we can take care of them.
Know your season of motherhood.
When I had a newborn, spring cleaning barely happened. That was okay. In different seasons, we have different spaces to take on more or less. Know what season of motherhood you are in. This season may be one where spring cleaning does not fully happen. That is okay! Let go of the guilt and know that doing regular daily cleaning will be good.
Hire someone else.
If you are in the financial position to hire someone else to do your spring cleaning, do it! There is no shame in this. It is a good thing to give someone else the opportunity to have an income and will give you space to do something else.
Ready to start spring cleaning?
Spring cleaning may not be the most fun thing to do but it does matter. You are taking care of your home and teaching your kids how to do the same. Make sure to grab the spring cleaning checklists here.
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