Spring clean in a day
With this step-by-step guide, you can finish the year’s biggest chore day in mere hours.
Gather your supplies
The night before your big day of spring cleaning, gather your supplies in a bucket, says professional organiser Jamie Novak, author of Keep This, Toss That. In addition to any cleaning products, she recommends having garbage bags, a lint roller, rubber gloves and upbeat music to keep you motivated. With everything you need in one place, you don’t have to ruin your groove by running around for cleaning items.
Don’t forget food
You might be tempted to jump right into the cleaning, but plan your meals first to make the whole process go more smoothly, says Novak. A healthy breakfast will start your day on the right note, and planning dinner – whether throwing something in the slow cooker or choosing a takeout spot – will be a lifesaver after a tiring day of cleaning, she says. Keep some easy snacks on hand as you clean too so you don’t have to interrupt your cleaning marathon. “First you have to find peanut butter to make a quick sandwich, then you make a mess and actually add to your workload,” she says.