Even though the start of a new school year is inevitable, it can still feel like this time of year seems to creep up out of nowhere and take you by surprise — especially when you’ve been enjoying a summer full of travel, entertaining, or quiet relaxation.
While the first days of a new school year can be quite hectic, there are a few ways that you can make this transition much easier — including taking some time to clean and organize your home! Cleaning your home can help beat the “end of summer” blues, make the start of a new school year easier, and empower your household to move into autumn with a blank slate and clear goals.
So, just how can scheduling a cleaning help make the back-to-school rush easier? Let us count the ways! Below, we break down five big reasons to take some time to focus on keeping your home clean during the busy back-to-school season:
1.) Resetting Your Routine
Whether your kids have been in summer camp all season long, or your family is just getting back into the swing of things after a vacation or two, returning to the mindset and routine of the fall and winter can be tricky.
Starting this new season off with a clean home is a surefire way to approach the start of a new year with a clean slate, and a practical plan for the future
Taking some time to clean your home and lay out your regular cleaning schedule before summer ends, rather than waiting for the hustle and bustle of fall, can help you reclaim some much-needed confidence and peace of mind. The more proactive you are now, the less you’ll have to react to in a month or two.
Need some inspiration? Be sure to check out our guide to back-to-school cleaning for a more in-depth look at how you can find the most effective cleaning plan for your home and family.
2.) Saving Time and Money By Recycling and Reusing
Before launching a major back-to-school shopping spree, take stock of what you already have in your home. This goes for all sorts of items — from school supplies for the little ones to cleaning supplies for your own personal collection!
Before your schedule becomes filled with carpool rides to school, prioritize taking some time to declutter and organize. Start by decluttering the spaces in your home that saw the most wear and tear this summer — think your kitchen, living room, and even your closets. By donating, trashing, and recycling what you can, you’ll free up space for the fall and winter items you’ll soon be taking out of storage, without overcrowding your home. (We have some great guidelines for mindful decluttering available right here on our blog).
And as you clean and sort, chances are you may find that you already have certain things on hand, from art supplies to the cleaning solutions you’ll need for a good fall deep clean.
3.) Making Your Home Feel Healthier and More Peaceful
Heading back to school can put a lot of pressure on kids and parents alike. After settling into a restful summer pattern, jumping back into sports, art classes, theater rehearsals, field trips, and afterschool care can feel particularly daunting.
Believe it or not, a clean home can help everyone in your household feel calmer, healthier, and more focused, making it easier to dive into the start of a new school year with confidence and ease.
For instance? Huffington Post contributor Saudia Davis emphasizes a quote from Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of modern nursing, who once said: ‘The connection between health and the dwelling of the population is one of the most important that exists.” Indeed, studies have shown that cleaner, more organized spaced often lead to healthier, happier families, and more productive students.
In short? The start of the school year can mean new stresses and tighter schedules. Having a clean home can keep everyone on track and feeling their best, making this tough transition feel a whole lot easier.
4.) Setting the Stage for Fall and Winter
If you take some time to hunker down and clean now, as summer gives way to fall, it can make the rest of your year feel much easier. In particular? When you tackle a big deep cleaning, or set up a routine housekeeping schedule, each time you have to clean, the job won’t feel like such a big hassle.
It’s all about creating a mindset. When you get in the swing of keeping your home clean during this big transition, you can keep the momentum going for weeks (or even months) to come.
And make no mistake, the fall and winter are chock-full of events, from Halloween, to birthdays, to work parties, to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the rest of the holiday season. Taking on an ambitious cleaning now may seem like a lot — but the payoff will be worth it when your home is functional, beautiful, and easier to manage down the line.
5.) Getting Your Most-Used Spaces Ready to Go
As summer winds down and autumn ramps up, your schedule is likely to change. And as it does, you may find that you and your family are using your space differently. For example, maybe your kids were all about hanging out on the deck during the summer — complete with treks through the garage and mudroom. Now, as the weather turns cooler, maybe they’ll be more focused on spending time at their desk, or in your home’s go-to arts and crafts area.
During the back-to-school transition, it can help to take some time to focus on packing up and cleaning your most-used summer areas, while also prepping the spots your family is sure to flock to during the fall. That may mean making sure your child’s desk is ready for homework sessions, ensuring that your kitchen is ready for lunch prep and quick breakfasts, or getting the den ready for cozy nights in.
Stepping back into school year? Remember, you don’t need to take on the big task of deep cleaning by yourself! Sweeping Dimensions is here and ready to help.
At Sweeping Dimensions, we always make a sweeping effort to make life less stressful. We’ll take care of the dirty work, so you can focus on helping your loved ones start the new school year on the right foot.
With a professionally trained and uniformed staff, all of our cleanings are fully customizable to meet 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.
We’re so confident that you’ll love our service that we offer the Sweeping Dimensions guarantee! If our cleaning services should ever fail to meet your expectations, you can call us within 24 hours of your cleaning and we will send out a supervised crew to correct anything that needs attention.
Ready to take the pressure off of back-to-school cleaning? Get in touch today for your free service estimate!