This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lysol®, Finish®, Woolite®, and Air Wick®. The opinions and text are all mine.
Well, spring has come again. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the cleaning supplies are coming out! Yep, it’s time for spring cleaning.
As a busy mom, I know it can be really difficult to squeeze a deep clean into your already overbooked schedule. However, in my opinion, the effort is totally worth it. Here are 4 of my favorite tricks to make spring cleaning a breeze!
#1: Have a System
How do you tackle cleaning? Do you just jump in and do whatever catches your eye?
To make spring cleaning quicker, have a system in place. Before you even get started, sit down and make a spring cleaning to-do list. Personally, I have a spring cleaning checklist I use every year. This ensures I don’t forget any hard to reach nooks and crannies.
In addition, always follow the same cleaning routine. Doing the same steps over and over will help you become more and more streamlined and efficient. Personally, I always clean top to bottom to avoid re-dirtying a space. For example, if you vacuum and then clean the ceiling fan you’re going to knock dust on the floor and have to re-vacuum. That’s definitely not efficient. A top to bottom approach will help you avoid this.
#2: Have Your Go-To Tools
Is the cabinet under your kitchen sink a cleaning supplies graveyard? Before embarking on your spring cleaning saga, take a few moments to go through those cleaning supplies. Get rid of supplies that are expired or ineffective. Instead, look for tools that can get the job done. Some of my favorites are:
- Air Wick
These products really help you clean and revitalize your home, room by room.
Tip: I love to purchase my cleaning supplies at Target because they always have a great selection and even better prices… more on that in a bit.
Pick multi-purpose cleaning tools in order to save space, time, and money. For example, the Ocean Fresh Lysol Disinfecting Wipes can be used in multiple rooms of the house.
Finish Jet-Dry additives are another must-have multi-purpose tool that’ll save you time. On top of giving you spotless glassware, using Finish Rinse Aids will dry plastic ware so you don’t have to manually dry it before putting it away.
Note: Finish makes a lot more than just a Rinse Aid. Finish also has a Machine Cleaner to leave your dishwasher spic-n-span and a Detergent Booster to blast tough stains in to oblivion.
I’ve streamlined my spring cleaning supplies enough that I can keep them all in portable tote which makes moving from room to room super simple. No more running back and forth to find the right tool for the job! 🙂
#3: Cleaning Equals “Me” Time
Stop thinking of spring cleaning as a meaningless chore! Look, I get it, cleaning will never be your favorite thing. Same here. (In case you couldn’t guess, my favorite thing is saving money!)
To motivate myself to get cleaning, I picture the end result (a sparkling clean house) and find a way to make cleaning “me” time.
For instance, I’ll listen to that audio book I’ve been wanting to read forever or pamper myself with a DIY beauty product such as a coconut oil hair mask. Find a way to make spring cleaning less of a chore and more of a treat and you’ll be surprised at how much faster stuff gets done.
#4: Don’t Just Spring Clean
If you leave everything until spring, you’re going to have a ton to do. Instead, clean a little bit every day.
Personally, I have a daily cleaning checklist I go through. I use spring cleaning as an opportunity to tackle the big stuff… like pulling out the fridge to vacuum the coils. By cleaning a little bit every day, I don’t feel totally overwhelmed when spring rolls around. Well, no more overwhelmed than usual! 🙂
As I may have mentioned, I love saving money, which is why I opt to buy my cleaning supplies for spring and every other seasons at Target. You can save money every day at Target, and you can save even more using their Cartwheel app coupons!
For instance, looking for Finish products? Here are two great offers:
- 5% off any Finish item
- Buy 2 Finish Premium L or XL (MiO and Quantum) and 16oz Rinse Aid additive and get a $5 Target gift card
Head to Target to find even more great coupons to get you ready for spring cleaning!