Spring cleaning is the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the spring time, and It is almost that time of year again. Are you dreading all that work? It doesn’t have to be all work and no play. Get creative and mix it up with activities that will help make spring cleaning fun. Here at Stanley Steemer of South Florida, we believe it’s never too early to start your spring cleaning, and you can have fun while doing so. Below are some ways to make spring cleaning more fun.
The whole family can participate in cleaning games and can make for some friendly competition. The first example is to create a list of personal items that each member of the family has to get rid of, and whoever finishes first wins. It could be two pairs of shoes, five torn socks or three pieces of clothing that are too small or too worn. You can make yard work a contest too. For example, whoever rakes the largest pile of leaves wins. Another game, which can be monetarily rewarding, is whoever raises their hand first cleans the couch cushions and can keep any money found! It will definitely take everyone’s mind off of the tasks at hand!
Make a Playlist and Get a Workout
Cleaning and exercising are two dreaded tasks, so why not combine them both? We can all use the extra activity after the holidays. Make a playlist of your favorite upbeat songs and listen to it as you are vacuuming, washing windows or dusting. You can do lunges while vacuuming, stretch while you dust and jump as you wash windows. This way you get two of your least favorite tasks done at once.
Listen to Audio Book
Multi-tasking has become a way of life, so put your devices to work! Stimulate your mind by listening to an audiobook while you clean. It can make the mundane tasks more tolerable, plus you catch up on your reading!
Garage Sale for Unused Items
If you have a garage, you know how easy it is to accumulate items, such as luggage, lamps and old holiday décor that sit there that you forget about them. Go through those items in the garage and figure out what to keep and what to sell, then have a garage sale. Make it a block party and get your neighbors involved, everyone will be glad to have some extra money in their pocket.
As you and your family members cross tasks off your spring cleaning list reward yourselves for all of your hard work. It could be a trip to the local Ice cream store or the mall for a pair of shoes you have been eyeing. After all, you now have more room to store new items as you’ve gotten rid of the old and remove unnecessary clutter!
Don’t Go It Alone – Contact Stanley Steemer Today
Now that you have completed your share of the spring cleaning list, let the professionals at Stanley Steemer save you time and energy by taking care of some of the harder to-do items on your list! Stanley Steemer of South Florida can take on your carpets, hardwood floors, tile and grout, air ducts and more! Visit the residential page on our website to learn more about any of our many services. For a cleaner and happier home, give us a call today at 888-982-3553!