Everyone knows about spring cleaning, but this year, why not take a shot at winter cleaning and get a head start on the plan? Especially if you know you’re going to be inside a lot if you live in a cold area, there’s no better time than now to make sure your environment is clean and cozy.
And to get to that clean and cozy stage, here are five tips for cleaning up and reorganizing, loosely categorized by being aware of professional cleanup services, minimizing when possible as you’re cleaning, thinking about the future, getting started on a complete organizational system, and make sure that everyone affected in the environment is involved.
Be Aware of Professional Cleanup Services
For the cleanup of really nasty accidents or things like particularly bad mold buildup, consider hiring a professional cleanup service to get the dirty work done fast and right, with maximum attention paid to safety and completeness. There are some things that you don’t want to mess around with cleaning yourself, for instance blood from accidents, or really bad mold buildup from previous owners of a place for example.
Minimize During Cleaning
One thing to think about while cleaning in order to make sure the place stays clean for longer is to get it in your mind to work on minimizing your belongings. Cleaning hundreds of dishes is fine. Organizing hundreds of dishes is fine. But to really get yourself in a better place, why not get it down to a few dozen? If you can live comfortably with less stuff, there will be less stuff to clean. It’s a simple equation!
Think About the Future
When cleaning and organizing, also keep the future in mind as well as the present. Yes, you want to get things clean and set up for right now. But what about tomorrow? Or a year from now? By asking yourself these questions, you’ll have a better holistic picture of things to buy like shelving units, or how closets are going to get organized seasonally.
Get On a Complete Organizational Plan
There are a number of complete cleaning and organization plans available for people as well. These days, you can even install apps on your phone that will remind you daily of what needs to be done so that you never get off course. Check out the more popular cleaning systems some day and see if they match with your basic temperament.
Have Everyone Involved Get Involved
Lastly, cleaning and organizing is not a singular project. The more people involved, the easier it is. So, if you’re the head of the household as far as organizing goes, get your entire family to be part of the overall solution.