Getting around to cleaning up your house as the seasons transition from winter to spring can be quite the chore. You may still have a lot of holiday decorations and gifts laying around the house. Your home might be set up to be “warm” with blankets everywhere and the heat always on. Heck, your wardrobe probably reflects that it has been cold outside for a long time.
But it’s time to switch over now that spring has arrived, and that can be a “dreaded” time of year for a lot of people whose houses are absolute messes.
The good thing is, things will begin getting warmer and you’ll start to hang with friends more often and grill outside and just enjoy the better weather. So, if you need an extra bit of motivation to get around to getting your house in order, look no further.
Get started on spring cleaning
Yes, this takes time. Yes, it also takes a lot of effort. The thing is, you don’t have to do it all in one day. I mean, you can if you want to be ultra productive and knock it all out at once. But you can spread out your spring cleaning along multiple weekends to give yourself an easier workload each time you tackle it. Just make sure you’re on top of this, as your house will need it more than you think.
Have some friends over
It’s been awhile since your friends last visited and that’s most likely the case because of the cold and crappy weather. You’ll have extra motivation to clean the house if you have some sort of small event planned for friends or family in the next few weeks, so perhaps planning something out will spur you forward with the spring cleaning you have been putting off. If you’ve got spare decorations still laying around, use some old shipping boxes to place them in and put them away in storage. Never thought you’d get such use out of mere shipping boxes, did you?
Use the gifts that have been neglected since Christmas
Well, it happens to all of us. There will always be those few gifts that you didn’t necessarily ask for and weren’t too excited when you opened them. They’re most likely functional, though, and you could probably get some use out of them in some way. Get to putting those up if they’re decorations or getting use out of them if they’re tools or clothes. Or, at the very least, try to return them or give them away to someone else who could use them.