Spring cleaning- two words that strike instant exhaustion in all of us busy moms. We barely have time to make sure everyone has clean underwear, let alone move furniture to vacuum under it and wash windows. However, there are some shortcuts I have discovered that may help you in your quest to refresh and renew your home.
Instead of wiping off each knickknack that has gathered dust all year, put them in the dishwasher (unless they are very dainty). I have found this a very easy way to clean vases, decorative tea pots, candle holders, etc.
Soak things instead of trying to use “elbow grease”. You will save time in the long run.
Use the right tools. You will save time if you invest in some cleaning tools that I have found very useful. Rather than standing on top of a chair or stepladder to clean ceiling fans, some smart (and probably) rich human invented a ceiling fan brush. This makes an otherwise yucky chore- simple and quick. I also have invested in a squeegee to clean windows and mirrors with. Just like you use for your windshield at the car wash but with an adjustable handle for small or large jobs. Just do an Internet search for cleaning tools and you will be amazed at the awesome products you can find that will save you money.
Last but not least, put your kids to work. Children as small as three years old can pitch in to clean and organize your home. When they have invested their time and energy in the process, your children (and spouse for that matter) will be more likely to invest the time and energy to keep it that way.
Don’t work too hard this spring
Posted by Melissa of Multitasking Mama