Let’s get something straight. I don’t want to write this blog post anymore than you want to read it. I do not like to clean. I’ll even let you in on a little secret. My vacuum cleaner has more dust on it than inside it.
I only pull out my vacuum when I know company is coming. Oh, don’t be silly. I don’t actually turn it on. It’s only for show. It makes me look industrious. Besides, it doesn’t hurt for my husband to have to step over it when he comes home from work. It eliminates the dreaded “What did you do today?” All I have to do is glance over at the vacuum cleaner and say “Honey, do you really need to ask?”
But, today is the first day of spring and it’s time. As much as I want to, I can’t avoid cleaning by watching another episode of Hoarders and thinking “Wow, my house looks great!” When I am faced with something that I don’t want to do, I find it helpful to have a checklist. It gives me an immediate game plan and keeps me focused.
I love POPSUGAR and want to share their Spring Cleaning Checklist with you. If you think it will be helpful, just click on the link to go to their website and you can print it. I like it because it feels very do-able. A few things everyday, for 30 days. Some things will take less than 5 minutes and others will take longer, so feel free to switch them around depending on how your day is going.
Also, I wanted to include another cleaning checklist from the real experts at Good Housekeeping. This list tells you what should be cleaned daily, weekly, monthly, every 3-6 months and what needs to be cleaned only once a year (I like those the best).