Spring officially begins this week and now is a perfect time to do a little spring cleaning. Join our 10 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge and get ready to clean up your home this spring! Do you need a little motivation to get started? Check out the 5 Tips to Know Before You Spring Clean below!
10 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge
Is it just me or does it feel like we were just talking about decluttering our homes in January?! Now here it is, almost spring, and it is time to SPRING CLEAN our homes! Maintaining our homes is a never ending cycle!
I have to admit that I have never intentionally set aside time to spring clean until the last few years. I’ve never really followed a spring cleaning schedule or plan. Instead I would just clean what I noticed needed attention. However, I found that I would neglect to do some things and when I finally realized a spot needed attention, it would be in bad shape. I’m looking at you, VERY dusty ceiling fan!
Anyway, this year I am tackling my spring cleaning list once and for all (at least until next spring!) I have teamed up with Keri at Keri Lynn Snyder and Brittany at Coffee + Dreams for a 10 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge!
We want to make it easy and fun to tackle these spring chores! First, we have a daily checklist so that you know exactly what you need to get done each day. Also, starting Wednesday, over on Instagram, we will have an awesome GIVEAWAY with Grove Collaborative! One lucky winner will receive a package of natural cleaning supplies!
If you aren’t familiar with it, Grove Collaborative is a monthly subscription service that delivers your favorite brands (Mrs. Meyers, Method, 7th Generation, etc) to your door. You pick what you want to receive each month. You can read more about Grove over here, (affiliate link) and you can even get a free Mrs. Meyers set of goodies when you sign up for one month!
Free Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable
Grab your Spring Cleaning Checklist by signing up here and let’s get started! The official kick off begins Wednesday, March 20th on Instagram, but you can get started anytime!
Do you need some extra motivation to get started on this challenge?
Here are 5 Tips for Getting Started on Your Spring Cleaning:
1. Put in on the calendar
First things first, set a date to get started. You are more likely to get motivated if you have a specific date and time you have set to get started! Our 10 day challenge kicks off on Wednesday, but once you download the checklist, you can start anytime.
I’d recommend you take a look at your calendar and set aside some time each day to work on the checklist. If you need to skip a day due to prior commitments, schedule in the date and time that you will make up the missed tasks!
2 . Enlist help
Does it seem overwhelming to tackle your house on your own? You shouldn’t have to do spring cleaning alone. Everyone in your family can have a part in this project. You can even put your family members initials next to each task so you know who is responsible.
If you have little ones, you can break down the tasks into smaller projects. Or you can team up family members to work together on certain projects!
3. Gather up the essential tools
The worst thing that can happen as you are geared up to start spring cleaning is that you do not have all the supplies you need. Make sure you have plenty of bucket sponges and towels, especially if you are divvying up the work to a lot of helpers! Check that all of your cleaning solutions are full!
As part of the spring cleaning challenge, we will be giving away one Spring Cleaning Kit from Grove Collaborative. This kit will come with a lot of the essential supplies you need to get started! Be sure you are following Keri, Brittany and me to enter this awesome giveaway!
4. Follow a plan
As I mentioned earlier, it really helps to have a plan so that you do not miss anything. It is better to get all the spring maintenance done at one time instead of here and there throughout the year. Download our checklist and enjoy crossing each item off the list as it is finished! There are even a few extra spaces on the checklist to add any extra items you want to tackle!
With that being said, if you need to modify the plan based on your schedule, by all means go ahead and do so! There are days we have more time than other ones. Use your less hectic days to get more done! If you have a busy work schedule, maybe you tackle your spring cleaning over 4 weekends in a month! You have to figure out what works best for you!
5. Celebrate your hard work!
If you have been following me awhile, you know I like a little reward after hard work! Just like I suggested after all the decluttering projects earlier in the year, the completion of the spring cleaning challenge should reap a little reward too! Maybe you treat yourself to a few new spring home decor pieces or maybe you take the family out to lunch!
Decide on a reward before you start the challenge and use the prize to keep you motivated throughout! Last year, I had the kids help me with some spring cleaning over their spring break.
We spent a few days getting everything done. But then, we got to spend several days doing fun things around town and ended the break with a trip to Washington, D.C. As I tell my kids, we work hard to play hard:)
When you break down spring cleaning into smaller, manageable projects, it is really not that bad!
I hope you will join us for the 10 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge! I encourage you to download our checklist and get started this week! Happy Spring!