We’ve reached that time of the year again. It’s time for spring cleaning! If you’re like us, this is a dreaded part of the year. BUT, it doesn’t have to be that nuisance anymore with these effective 10 minute tasks.
- Wash and dry the slipcovers from your pillows, sofas and chairs. Put in the washer and dryer one day. Put back on the furniture the next day.
- Take 10 minutes and clean the junk drawer in your house. For many people, this drawer is in the kitchen. Toss the junk and use a silverware organizer to manage the chaos going forward.
- Clean the blades on the ceiling fans.
- Make today toy clean-up day. Put all the game pieces together in Ziploc bags, throw out broken items and donate toys your kids have outgrown.
- Clean out your refrigerator. Check expiration dates and toss everything that is old or will not be eaten.
- Clean out your medicine cabinet and toss old medications (both prescription and over-the-counter). Go to safeguardmymeds.org to find out how to safely dispose of these items.
- Clean your most cluttered countertop. For many it’s the dining room table or kitchen counters. Recycle what you can and shred sensitive materials.
- Change the batteries in your smoke and CO2 alarms. Why wait for the annoying beeping sound?
- Clean your blinds. Try using fabric softener sheets (you can show your kids how to do this).
- Take three days to clean windows. Start with the dirtiest windows and go from there.
- Wash and dust the baseboards in each room. This is another task the whole family can get in on. Just remember, 10 minutes with five people is almost an hour of cleaning time.
- Dedicate a day to maintaining and fixing things. Oil a lock, fix a broken toilet paper holder, etc. Just make a punch-list and start checking off items.
If you have your own spring cleaning tips, please share with us! Do you have any to add to this 10 minutes-or-less list?