Well, it’s that time of year again. Skies are clearing, flowers are blooming and sunny spring is in the air. It always feels invigorating to step outdoors and find balmy weather after months of shutting in during the winter. All the sunshine, fresh air, and warmth create the perfect inspiration to take on everyone’s not so favorite chore – spring cleaning. As tedious as it may seem, spring cleaning happens to be an important part of health and wellness. It gives us a chance to reset and reorganize our surroundings by purging the clutter.
Here are three tips to follow in order to get your spring cleaning off to a good start:
- Plan Things Out – A lot of people start out spring cleaning with the best of intentions, but get overwhelmed along the way and give up on doing a thorough job. The main reason this happens is that people start cleaning without a plan of attack. Taking some time to itemize exactly what it is that needs cleaning creates better awareness of exactly how much work is necessary, and how long it will take. Depending on how big space you need to clean, it may even be necessary to get help from friends, family or professional cleaners. Instead of just diving in, plan out your procedure so as to save time in the long run.
- Stock up on Cleaning Supplies First – Nothing disrupts the momentum of spring cleaning quite like running! out of supplies before the job is done. Even before committing to the chore itself, make sure to have enough detergents, equipment, and miscellaneous items necessary to complete each task involved. Since spring cleaning includes the elimination of persistent dirt and stains, it’s generally necessary to purchase supplies that aren’t routinely used such as heavy-duty gloves, brushes, face masks, or specialized cleaning solutions. Preparing adequately makes the job seamless and effective.
- Save the Easiest Chores for Last – Being strategic is the swiftest way to get the tedious parts of spring cleaning done. Because you’re likelier to be determined and energized at the beginning of the task, this would be the best time to take on ambitious cleaning projects in order to take full advantage of your enthusiasm. Getting heavy-duty tasks out of the way first also increases the chances that whatever needs cleaning the most gets cleaned meticulously. It’s important to pace yourself throughout, and saving the easiest chores for last creates more of a guarantee that the majority of your energy gets used on things that actually need exertion.
Instead of thinking about spring cleaning as an ordinary chore, think of it as an investment in your health. Living and working in a clean, organized environment reduces frustration and helps people think clearly. With these three easy steps accounted for, all that’s left to do is use a little elbow grease. For more information, visit any of our offices or give us a call at 1-800-639-7654 to find out how Adriana’s Insurance Services can help you be well and stay safe. We got you covered!