The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Spring Cleaning

  • The lazy girl's guide to successful spring cleaning

As spring rolls around, it’s easy to get inspired — and, sometimes, tough to translate those big dreams into real spring cleaning results.

The warm breeze, the flowers lining sidewalks and driveways, the new spring displays of patio and gardening setups at your favorite stores — there’s a lot to get excited about when spring blossoms again. Unfortunately, when it comes to totally refreshing your space for spring, sometimes Pinterest pinning and Facebook sharing only go so far. You want that fresh, immaculate space with those pretty spring touches like succulents and candles that make everything really pop — but with work, fun, and travel to attend to, you also don’t really want to put in the effort.

Hey, we get it! After months of staying cooped up in below-freezing temperatures, you want to get out. And when the annual spring cleaning tasks rear their head, the last thing you want to do is spend all your warmer weather hours scrubbing floors and dusting blinds.

Luckily, Sweeping Dimensions can show you the way! When you’re feeling a little lazy, we’re here to save the day with our professional cleaning services, so you can make your space truly shine in all that fresh spring light.

So, feeling a little lazy but still want all of the benefits of a big spring cleaning? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1.) Clear Your Head Before You Clear Your Space

Before you get yourself worked up about the daunting task of a spring cleaning overhaul, take some time to get yourself centered.

More often than not, the tendency to feel a little lazy is because you’re avoiding a task you think will be too stressful to get done. As part of your spring cleaning regimen, try to focus on you. Take some time to meditate, get some exercise, go on a walk, make a cup of tea — anything that helps you re-focus on the spring cleaning tasks at hand, with a little less stress and anxiety.

It’s easy for a thorough spring clean to seem stressful and overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! In a lot of ways, it really is all in the mindset and the approach. Are you taking to the task with a positive attitude?

One way to start is to think about breaking down all of your spring cleaning chores into subtasks, and then divide those down even more. The more concrete and immediate your goals, the easier it may be to get started! After all, when you’re look at a checklist, “wipe down trash can” is a lot more approachable than “clean the house,” right?

Another helpful way to get motivated? Visualize your to-do list — and then picture the “after” effects of all your hard work! Think about how great you’ll feel after you’ve done a clean sweep through your space. Imagine how clear-headed you’ll feel, and think of all the harmony that you’ll bring to your space. With that intention, you can hopefully move forward, and leave your laziness behind!

And one final tip? One way to motivate yourself to clean may be to make cleaning as fun as humanly possible. Blast your favorite music, call over friends to turn it into a party, make yourself a drink when you’re done, try to find a way to turn a task into a game… There are lots of little ways to get motivated, and really help you make the most of your precious time.

2.) Be Thorough… Where It Counts

So maybe you’re feeling a little more clear and confident, but still intimidated by the notion of creating and completing your spring cleaning checklist.

You want an immaculate and fresh-feeling space, but you’re still daunted by needing to clean out all your drawers, vacuum under the couches, and reorganize your kitchen cabinets (to name just a few possible ideas).

When it comes to spring cleaning, it makes sense that you’d want to go a bit deeper than a regular routine clean. But sometimes, biting off more than you can chew may just make it tougher to get started.

Instead, be realistic, and embrace the lazy girl in you! If it helps, find a way to keep it light. Depending on your space, a little cleaning can go a long way. Focus on the main areas of your space and what needs tending to, and then make it a point to get done some of the stuff you don’t normally do. For example, you can go through your living room and check off the big boxes — vacuum floors, wipe down coffee table, dust the TV — and then add just two more “extras” — say, vacuuming under furniture and washing your windows.

Or maybe, think about how you can kick your routine tasks up to the next level. For example? Maybe try dusting everything in the home, instead of the five places you always hit. Finally take to the crown molding with a microfiber cloth on an extender pole. It’s just one or two more things — but the difference you’ll feel might just be enormous.

Ultimately, it’ll all come down to your unique wants and needs. Take a look around your home, and assess and see what needs the most love (without the most hard work!). Tackling what may seem like a small task can actually leave the space feeling infinitely better.

3.) Declutter for a Big Impact

When the spring weather hits, if you’re like most people, you’re more excited about going to the park for a good jog or bike ride, and less thrilled about mopping floors and scrubbing toilets.

One spring cleaning task you may want to focus on this season? Decluttering. Finding the time to get rid of unwanted clothes, accessories, tools, and other miscellaneous junk will leave you feeling lighter. At the same time, this is a fulfilling, impactful, and thoroughly satisfying job, with obvious results — so, fortunately, it might not feel as quite as time-consuming as, say, scrubbing the tiles of your shower with a toothbrush.

4.) Relax and Let Us Do the Work!

When faced with spring cleaning, most of us would much rather have an al fresco brunch with friends or binge watch a favorite TV show. What’s the best way to get the clean home you want, with just a fraction of the time and effort? How about turning over your cleaning to a professional cleaning service?

A professional like Sweeping Dimensions can save you plenty of time and effort for all things spring cleaning. If you’re one of those lazy types who loves looking up clean, pristinely decorated rooms on Pinterest — but hates doing the legwork to get your space to look that way — Sweeping Dimensions is here to help!

Our professional services can take away the stress from your daily life, so you can spend more time focusing on the things that are the most important to you.

With a professionally trained and uniformed staff, all of our cleanings are specifically tailored to fit your unique needs. We bring all of the cleaning supplies and equipment needed to clean your home, with a focus on green, environmentally sound cleaning products. Whether you need a regular routine to keep the dust of your shelves or require a full, thorough deep clean for spring, we’re here to help you make the most of the season!

Ready to have the spring cleaning done for you? Get in touch today for your free estimate!

2019-03-13T15:18:39+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Residential Cleaning|