My Spring Cleaning Tips and Natural, Toxin Free Cleaning Products
Second week into the 'lockdown' and I'm trying to come up with things I can do that I don't usually have time for.
This week it's all about spring cleaning. For me personally, I find that if my space around me isn't clean or organised then my mind feels foggy.
Does anyone relate to that?
Having everyone in the house 23 hours a day, causes more mess than usual and I felt the house was a bit stuffy. So this week I roped my husband into helping me blitz the house.
I chose one room and he chose another and we went through every cupboard and storage area, decluttered and deep cleaned. I used room spray in every room and lit candles and I felt AMAZING afterwards.
So here are my tips.
Approaching your house room-by-room is the most effective way to deep-clean your home at any time.
Use room checklists as a springboard for deep cleaning the areas of your home that need extra attention. Skip items that have recently been cleaned and focus on the parts of your home that have been neglected all winter long.
One of the biggest parts of spring cleaning is getting rid of clutter that you don't need. Now is a great time to get rid of items that are weighing you down and begin fresh with a more streamlined lifestyle.
A systematic four-step approach to identifying problems, analysing reasons, determining solutions, and implementing remedies can be extremely productive during the lockdown.
Sorting your belongings into four categories—trash, give-away, store, or put-way— can also be effective as you begin the spring-cleaning process. Cleaning will be a lot easier when the clutter is gone.
If you need a little help in your cleaning endeavours, get your family involved. Even the most unwilling helper can make a big difference in the workload.
There are ways to deal with even the most reluctant helpers. This is a great time of year to get the entire family to work together. Try throwing on some music or establishing a family reward as an incentive to get the work done.
Dozens of cleaning products means dozens of cleaning products to clutter up your cabinets and closets.
Resist the temptation to buy all these cleaning supplies; the real champions of spring cleaning are more basic supplies, such as a good all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloths.
Try to go for toxic free and environmentally friendly products. Think about why we are social distancing to stop up contracting the virus by breathing in the contaminated particles. Now think about what toxic cleaning products are doing to your body when breathed in. There are even products you can make that will save you money while protecting the environment.
Here are some great recipes and ideas for homemade products.