Spring Cleaning the Bedrooms
Having a peaceful place to retreat to after a long day
is not only desirable, it’s necessary. We spend a lot
of time in our bedrooms so let’s make that room a
restful haven so you can have get a good night’s rest
& start each morning refreshed & ready to go.
So, how you can make your own bedroom (or your
children’s rooms) the oasis they should be. I’m so
glad you asked!
Let’s start by:
1. De-cluttering. Start by tackling the biggest
project first…the closet. Use the top down approach,
once again, and take everything off the shelves, if
there are any.
2. Sort through the pile of things from the shelf and
decide what you need, what you want, and what can be
thrown or given away. Grab some boxes or trash bags
and once you decide what to do with it (keep, donate,
throw it away) Follow through. Take donations
directly to your favorite charity. Take the trash
bags to the dumpster. Be ruthless. If you haven’t
set eyes on something in more than 6 months – you
don’t need it. Don’t keep stuff for “just in case”.
3. Move down to the hanging items next. Take
everything out and wipe off the hang bar. Now go
through the pile of clothes, being blatantly honest
with yourself. Get rid of the stuff you don’t wear
often (with the exception of special ocassion
clothing) & that doesn’t make you look & feel great.
4. Get rid of the crappy wire hangers & anything
that’s broken. You can buy new hangers very cheaply,
or recycle those that are on the items you are getting
rid of. If you find that your closet is still stuffed
full, even after weeding out the old things, try
adding a bar beneath one half and hanging tops on the
upper bar and skirts and folded pants below.
5. Finish up the closet by removing everything from
the floor and vacuuming thoroughly. Dust the corners
and wipe down the walls if needed. Sort through the
items here with the same technique of throwing out the
old, unnecessary items and only keeping what you need
and really want.
Taking the time to clean and organize your home is
only half the battle.
The real work begins after the major cleaning is done
and the maintenance portion begins.
In our final lesson tomorrow, we’ll give you some tips
on how to keep your rooms clean and fresh.
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Spring Cleaning Throughout the Year
Congratulations! You’ve spent the last few days
spring cleaning your home.
I know you don’t want all your hard work to be for
nothing so here’s the key to keeping your home ready
for company. Maintenance. With just a little work
every day (a habit you can learn) you’ll have a
cleaner home & a much happier family.
Try some of these tips to keep your home looking “just
’spring’ cleaned” all year long.
1. Keep a small basket in each room for things that
do not belong. When you find an item that doesn’t
belong put it in the basket. At the end of the day,
take the items in the basket back to their homes.
Better yet – delegate this task to a family member.
2. Keep all of your cleaning supplies together, along
with rags, paper towels, scrub brushes, and any other
items you may need to complete any cleaning task. If
everything is in one place, you won’t waste time &
energy trying to chase things down. Don’t forget to
add anything you’re getting low on to your shopping
list so you never run out.
4. Paper clutter is a biggie! Try to sort through
your mail each day when it is brought in. Immediately
throw away junk mail, saving only important letters
and advertisements that you are planning to use. Place
all the mail in a designated area and file the bills
away after they are paid.
5. Make sure that all the dishes done before you head
to bed. It’s no fun if you have to look for a pot to
cook in or a fork to eat with every time you turn
around. This is another great chore to delegate- you
don’t have to do everything yourself.
Doing a little bit of work each day will help you
avoid an overwhelming task the next time you decide to
do some deep spring cleaning.
For more spring cleaning tips and a blueprint on what
to do room by room, get my spring cleaning ebook at