DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post, written by me, on behalf of SheSpeaks/P&G.
It's no big secret that Spring cleaning sucks, majorly, but it doesn't have to be quite as bad, with these six easy tips and a few awesome products from P&G.
1. Make a list.
Make a list of all the rooms in your house, then think of all the things that need to be done and write them down. Don't just hope you'll remember it, write it down and keep your notebook close, in case you think of something else that needs to be done.
2. Don't be afraid to toss out old stuff.
I am the world's worst when it comes to keeping things for emotional reasons. I have the hardest time getting rid of stuff, but I am slowly running out of room, so it's either let it go or be overrun by crap, I choose the former. When trying to decide what to throw out and what to keep, I use a 6 month rule. If I haven't seen it, worn it or used it in the last 6 months, I toss or donate it.
3. Use the right tools for the job.
As with anything, to do a job properly, you need to have to right tools. I am a huge fan of saving money when and where you can, but when it comes to cleaning products, you just can't skimp on price, because the money you saved, you'll have to spend on physical therapy due to straining your arm from scrubbing too hard. To avoid all that, I use a Magic Eraser for every job, from the kitchen to the bathroom. With five of us sharing one bathroom you can imagine how often I have to clean it and the new select a size are perfect for large jobs, like the tub or small jobs, like the sink (or the red hair dye your daughter splattered all over the wall).
4. Don't over-do it.
Face it, you're human, you are not Superwoman. What has taken several months to accumulate can not be fixed in one day. If you get overwhelmed, enlist help from your family. Sometimes, it's better to just kick them all out and storm your way through it and sometimes you want them to feel your pain, so you ask for help. Either way, you got this and if it takes more then a day or ten to get it done, who cares? Unless you are hosting company, no one will know.
5. Break it down.
If you find yourself getting bogged down or overwhelmed, break it down to a room/day. Start with the hardest and work your way down from there. Getting the worst room out of the way first will give you the motivation you'll need to get the other areas done.
6. Don't stress it.
If you can't get it all done as quickly as you want, don't bug out. Rome wasn't built in a day and I'm sure it took longer than that to clean it up too. I mean, the mess and dust bunnies have been there for the past few months, what's one more day, besides, even when you do finally get it clean, the family will just mess it all up again anyways.
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