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Spring Cleaning for People Who Hate Spring Cleaning

I hate spring cleaning. Dianne hates spring cleaning. Even Frank, the dog, hates spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is a task that many people dread. It can be time-consuming, exhausting, and overwhelming, especially if you don't enjoy cleaning. However, with the right mindset and approach, spring cleaning can be a manageable and even enjoyable task. Here are some tips to help you tackle spring cleaning, even if you hate cleaning.

1. Break it up into small tasks

One of the reasons spring cleaning can be so overwhelming is that people try to do it all at once. Instead of trying to clean your entire home in one day, break it up into smaller, more manageable tasks. You could focus on one room or area of your home each day, or even break tasks down further into smaller tasks like dusting, decluttering, and cleaning windows.

2. Enlist help

Cleaning can be more enjoyable when you have someone to help you. Enlist the help of family members or friends to make spring cleaning a more social and enjoyable experience. You could even make it a fun activity by playing music or taking breaks to enjoy snacks or drinks together. (My Grandkids will do anything for ice cream!)

3. Use cleaning products that you enjoy

One way to make cleaning more enjoyable is to use cleaning products that you enjoy. Find products with scents that you love or products that make cleaning tasks easier, like microfiber cloths or all-purpose cleaners. By using products that you enjoy, you may find that cleaning isn't as much of a chore as it once was. Everyone knows that I'm obsessed with my Magic Eraser!

4. Set realistic goals

It's important to set realistic goals when it comes to spring cleaning. Don't try to clean your entire home in one day if you know that's not feasible. Instead, set small goals for each day or each cleaning task. Celebrate each accomplishment and remember that progress, no matter how small, is still progress.

5. Treat yourself

Finally, one way to make spring cleaning more enjoyable is to treat yourself. Plan a fun activity or reward for yourself once you've completed a cleaning task or reached a cleaning goal. This could be anything from going out for tacos to buying yourself a new item for your home.


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