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20 Spring Clean Up Ideas for Busy Moms

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Spring is in the air, and it’s time for some much-needed clean-up around the house. But let’s be real: as a busy mom, it can be hard for you to find the time + energy to tackle everything that needs to get done.

Tips to Simplify Your Spring Clean Up:

Before you start scrubbing away, it’s important to plan out your strategy. Trust me, it’ll be much more effective + less stressful that way. First, take a quick walk-through of your home + make a mental note of the areas that get the most use. These are likely the spaces that need the most attention when it comes to cleaning + organizing.

Now, here’s the key: don’t try to do everything at once. Instead, choose 1-2 high-traffic areas to focus on + schedule them into your April or May calendar. Even just dedicating an hour or two to cleaning these spaces will make a big difference. Plus, by spacing out your projects you’ll avoid that overwhelming feeling we all dread.

But remember, you don’t have to tackle all of this on your own. This is the perfect way for you to involve the whole family. Set aside some time for everyone to work together on a shared space. With everyone chipping it, the job done faster. Plus, it will help the whole family create a sense of ownership + accountability.

And don’t forget to have fun with it. Blast some tunes, make it a playful experience, + take a moment to relax with your family afterward. You all deserve it.

20 Ideas for Spring Clean Up

Here’s a list of 20 spring clean-up ideas to help you get started but remember—less is more! Pick from this list or ideas that came up in your walkthrough + really prioritize a realistic amount of tasks.

  1. Declutter closets + donate gently used clothes, such as winter clothes, coats, hats, + scarves, to a local shelter or thrift store.
  2. Clean + organize kitchen drawers by removing all utensils + sorting them into categories such as cooking utensils, measuring cups/spoons, + serving pieces.
  3. Sweep + mop floors thoroughly, paying extra attention to corners + under furniture.
  4. Switch out winter gear in the mud room for spring essentials like rain boots + light jackets.
  5. Clean + organize medicine cabinet by checking expiration dates, throwing away old or unused medication, + restocking essential items.
  6. Wipe down walls + baseboards by using a microfiber mop or cloth + all-purpose cleaner.
  7. Wash your bedding + linens, including comforters, sheets, + pillowcases, in hot water to kill dust mites + other allergens.
  8. Declutter + organize craft or hobby supplies, such as yarn, scrapbooking materials, or sewing supplies, by putting them into labeled bins or drawers.
  9. Organize + declutter paperwork by sorting it into categories such as bills, important documents, + receipts, and filing it away.
  10. Deep-clean kitchen appliances + cabinets inside + out—including shelves, drawers, + door handles using a natural cleaner like vinegar + baking soda.
  11. Clean + organize laundry room or area so that it can keep up with your family’s daily needs by installing shelves or a drying rack for your laundry.
  12. Reorganize pantry to make it easier to reach your most-used ingredients + throw away expired items by using containers or baskets to group like items together.
  13. Clean + organize linen closet by folding towels + sheets neatly + organizing them by size + color.
  14. Thoroughly clean + organize garage or storage room by getting rid of anything you don’t use, + installing shelves or hooks to keep everything organized.
  15. Scrub outdoor furniture + clean cushions using a mild soap + water, and allowing them to dry completely before storing them indoors.
  16. Sweep + clean front porch or entryway including wiping down any outdoor light fixtures + removing any debris.
  17. Deep clean refrigerator + freezer by removing all items, wiping down shelves + drawers, + vacuuming coils to keep it running efficiently.
  18. Wipe down all appliances + fixtures in bathroom, including the toilet, sink, bathtub, + shower head.
  19. Clean out + organize bedrooms—declutter dressers and closets, and donating clothes + toys that are no longer used.
  20. De-Clutter + reorganize the playroom by grouping toys together by type, + making sure everything has a designated storage spot.

Setting Yourself Up For Success

As a busy mom, the task of spring cleaning can feel like a daunting undertaking. But don’t worry! Picking just some of these 20 ideas + using the strategies I shared to tackle your spring cleaning list in manageable pieces will set you up for success.

Remember that your positive attitude makes a huge difference! And you can involve your partner or kids to make it a family affair. By setting achievable goals + following a strategic plan, you’ll have your home looking + feeling fresher + cleaner before you know it!

So go ahead + get started with your spring cleaning journey, + enjoy the process. And don’t forget to share in the comments about which ares of your home that you’ll be cleaning up this spring!

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Mom life is complex,
but it doesn't have to be complicated.