After making dinner, paying the bills, and running around the home trying to keep your kids from getting into everything, that doesn’t leave much time to scrub down your home. Spring cleaning is a necessary evil that you don’t want to miss! This once a year task of completely cleaning and refreshing your home will not only help you get organized, but help you save money! When your home is disorganized you may buy things you already have, or order takeout because your kitchen is a disaster. Today I’m going to share with you a few tips to Spring Clean Your Home On A Budget using things you probably already have in your home.
Spring Clean Your Home On A Budget
Decide which rooms matter the most
Before you ever pick up your cleaning supplies, sit down at your table and make a list of all the rooms in your house. After you’ve made your list, put them in order of the most important to least. This will tell you which rooms you should be focusing on and need to spend the most time in. Then choose which rooms you will focus on depending on how much time you have.
Make your Own Cleaners
Instead of rushing to the store to buy cleaning supplies, make your own! Homemade cleaners are much cheaper than any storebought cleaner, and you can control the chemicals used in your home. Here are some of my personal favorites:
- Homemade Febreze
- Homemade Glass Cleaner
- Homemade Toilet Bombs
- Essential Floor Cleaner
- Homemade All Purpose Cleaner
- Homemade Cleaning Wipes
- Homemade Degreaser
- Homemade Magic Eraser
- All Natural Toy Cleaner
- Homemade Dusting Spray
Start with Safety and Security Areas First
When you are thinking about where to start, think about what things pose a risk if they’re not clean. This includes things such as smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and other things of this nature. Look for anything that could start a fire or areas that have excess moisture that could allow mold to grow.
Get your Family to Help Out
If you have a long list of tasks, enlist the help of your family members! Even your younger children can help out with simple chores. Moms should not be the only ones doing housework, especially when it comes to spring cleaning. If you’re unsure about age appropriate chores, check out this article.
Stick to a Spring Cleaning Schedule
I am WAY more productive when I have a schedule or checklist to follow. If you’re looking for a free spring cleaning checklist, check out this one here. If you have a lot of time to spend on your spring cleaning, make a weekly planner or checklist to help you complete all your tasks.
Are you ready for spring cleaning?