The Lazy Girl's Guide To Spring Cleaning

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It’s hard to believe that spring is only a few days away. I hope you’re as excited as I am for sunny skies, spring fashion, and fresh, seasonal produce. And then there’s spring cleaning. I know I might be the only one who actually gets excited at the thought of scrubbing and dusting. But, even if you’re not as obsessed with organization as I am, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be scary.
One of the biggest tips I’ve learned as a lifelong neat freak is that if you keep up with routine chores on a regular basis, things will never get out of hand. So, to make things easy, I decided to put together a simple cleaning chart designed to keep you accountable on a daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal basis. If you can spend just a few minutes each day tidying up, you will never have to clean like crazy just before guests come over or when you’ve finally reached your limit.
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Daily
Make your bed
Do any dishes left in the sink
Hang up any clothes left around your room
Take out the garbage if it's full
Wipe up spills while they're fresh
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Weekly
Vacuum, sweep, or mop
Do laundry
Wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters and mirrors
Change towels and sheets
Scrub and disinfect toilet
Disinfect doorknobs, phones, keyboards, remotes, etc.
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Monthly
Dust bookshelves, appliances, light fixtures, and other surfaces
Wash bath mats
Launder duvet cover or quilt
Wipe down microwave and fridge
Clear and disinfect showers and tubs
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Seasonal
Wash windows
Reorganize kitchen, bathroom, and desk clutter
Deep clean the oven
Wipe down baseboards and molding
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A Few More Tips
If it’s been a while since you’ve done a deep-cleaning, it might be worth paying a professional to come in once just to get you started. After that, you can take over and just maintain the level of cleanliness you started with.
If you have pets, babies, or dust allergies, you will want to clean a little more frequently.
If it feels like you’re doing laundry too often, splurge on another set of sheets, towels, or socks.
If it helps motivate you to actually check things off, frame this list and then use a dry erase marker to check things off on the glass.
I hope this checklist helps you to keep your space spick-and-span! Do you have any spring cleaning tips of your own?
Happy cleaning!
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xo Ilana
Team LC
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