Spring Cleaning Challenge How to Get Started
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It is that time again! Time to get rid of clutter, clean up those cobwebs, and get organized! Yes, it is Spring Cleaning challenge time. Spring is the perfect time to declutter your home. Whether you choose to do a full out spring cleaning or just organize a couple of messy spaces.
What better way to get it done by participating in a Spring Cleaning Challenge! And I have one for you! I will be covering the what, when, and why of the challenge in this blog post so keep on reading…
Quickie Details about the Spring Cleaning Challenge
Starting Monday, April 1st, for 30 days I will be posting tips, tricks, and the daily “tasks” to get completed. I will do this through both my Facebook page and email. Both will get delivered the same tasks. But the freebies will be delivered by email before, during and after the challenge. I will even be sending you some cool printables and resources to your inbox as well!
The chance to win prizes will be if you participate on my Facebook page. More about prizes later, but you will get an entry for each day you participate. And bonus entries for completing. Get signed up below!
It isn’t just about cleaning though. It is about deciding what to remove and get rid of or donate. And what to find a better place for. Did you know there are benefits to spring cleaning every year?
(Why) Benefits of a Spring Cleaning Challenge
#1 Having a Decluttered Home Reduces Stress
When you have a lot of messes around or just a lot of “Stuff”, it can cause a lot of stress and overwhelm. You feel like you are just surrounded by chaos, even if things are in somewhat of an organized place. It is time to start clearing your mind by first clearing your home of clutter.
#2 It Becomes Easier to Keep Clean
Moving beyond Spring and into other seasons, it will be much easier to keep your home clean with it decluttered. There is less to clean, you make more room in cabinets and drawers, and you simply have a tidier home year-round. This also helps with keeping you relaxed and comfortable while at home.
#3 You Will Get it Done
When you participate in a challenge you are more apt to stick with it until the end. Maybe it is the peer pressure of not letting the other participants see you quit. Or maybe the challenge just makes it more fun especially if there are prizes involved. So doing a Spring Cleaning Challenge will actually get the decluttering and cleaning done where just relying on your own motivation may not.
(When?) What does your schedule look like?
I want this challenge to work for you not you having to “work” for the challenge. So let’s be real here and answer a few questions…
- Do you have an hour each day to do the task in the spring cleaning challenge?
- Will you need to split that hour up into two 30 minute time blocks?
- Would it work out better for you to spend 3 days on all the tasks instead of 7?
- What time of day will be best for you?
- Do you have the time to work until the room is done?
The challenge timeline
This spring cleaning challenge will last a whole 30 days so there is no rush. I will be devoting more than one day to most rooms. It will even be broken down into different areas of a room.
I feel finishing one room before moving on to the next is the best way to go if you can. This is because if you have to wait a week to come back to the room you may be cleaning the same parts over and over again. That will feel like being on a hamster wheel and never getting anywhere! Trust me I know!
I suggest you set a timer and work until the timer goes off. This will keep you focused on getting as much done during the time that you have. If you have more time later come back set your timer again. Repeat each day until that room is done.
If you get behind in the challenge that is ok. As long as you are working some each day you will be fine. You will have access to the spring cleaning challenge on your time.
Where to start?
I will be providing what area to work on each day. So you don’t even have to think about that!
I personally start cleaning a room literally from top to bottom. I wouldn’t clean the floors before cleaning the counters. Nor would I clean counters before doing the cabinets above it. Think about all that stuff that will be raked onto it. So I start as high as the ceiling and work my way down.
I will be sharing tips in my next blog post about on how to get started with spring cleaning so it isn’t overwhelming. I have a little system I’ve used for many years with my large family to declutter.
If you have any questions feel free to comment below. Do you know another mom that needs some tips on Spring Cleaning? Share this with them!