The days are longer, the birds are chirping, and my closet is looking like a frickin mess. Must be time for spring cleaning!
Energize yourself with a bar of Rise + Shine specialty soap, throw open the windows, and let's get this place shining!
Keep reading for five tips to stay sane during spring cleaning.
Tip 1. Have a Room by Room Checklist
There are some crazy organized spring cleaning checklists out there on the interwebz. I put together some great ones on a Pinterest board for you. These are some of my favorites! I'm a big lover of checklists, I even have checklists for my checklists.
image by She Makes a Home
Tip 2. Arm Yourself with Your Best Cleaning Tools
From garbage bags to blind dusters, Becky over at Clean Mama has a rock star list of spring cleaning tools. Gather all your tools together before you start because an ounce of preparation is worth a pound of chocolate? I don't remember the exact phrase, but that works for now.
image by Clean Mamma
Tip 3. Pick The Right Cleaning Power
Now that you've armed yourself with your tools of choice it's time to figure out how to get the most mileage out of your elbow grease by picking the right cleaner for the job.
Did you know you can clean your bathtub with grapefruit and salt? You can even make your own wood polish. These and more DIY cleaning recipes can be found at Apartment Therapy's kick butt list of natural and DIY cleaners.
image by Apartment Therapy
Tip 4. Work in 20/10 Time Frames
Work for 20 minutes and break for 10. I swear by this when taking on lovely tasks like cleaning out the fridge and that mountain of plasticware that took on a life of its own. Working for 20 minutes and breaking for 10 makes the job go by fast.
Tip 5. Relax in the shiny and smell great glory
Pick your favorite bar of Relaxing High Street Soap, soak away those sore muscles (in your nice clean bathroom), and have a drink!
Do you have some great cleaning tips and tricks? I'd love to hear about them, let me know in the comments below!
I can't wait to share wonderful smelling soaps with you!
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