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Tidying Hacks



Now that we’re hitting spring, you know what that means… spring cleaning! Everyone’s most hated or most loved part of the new season. Spring cleaning is a great way to deep clean your space and prepare for a jam-packed summer! We’ve compiled a list of some of our best tips to help you tidy up your space and clear your mind!

Music Helps

Setting the mood before an intense cleaning session in any room of your home is important. Sometimes we just need the vocals of Beyonce or Lizzo to tell us exactly what we need to do and get at it!

If you’re someone who struggles to put down the remote and focus on cleaning, try blasting a playlist first thing in the morning and cleaning before you do anything else. This way you avoid being stuck on the couch binge watching the latest season of Bridgerton in the same sweats you’ve worn for the past 3 days.

If you’re someone who needs a challenge to motivate them, you can try alternating. Each time you turn on a song, you clean for however long the song lasts, then you take a break for one song, and repeat. Or you can listen to an entire album and once it’s over, you get to be done cleaning!

Still don’t know where to start? Apple Music and Spotify have great playlists curated by their music pros to help you get in the mood to get sh*t done.

Put Stuff Away

This is literally one of the first lessons we’re sure many moms have tried to ingrain into their kids. Unfortunately, we’re all susceptible to forgetting to put away last week’s clean laundry or the dishes that have been in the dishwasher for a few days now.

Putting away things right away is a helpful tip to keep things tidy in your space, without having to do any big deep cleaning too often. It also helps you keep more organized so you can focus on work, your health or your dog that loves you and needs a bath after muddy walks thanks to all the spring showers.

This can also apply to things in your office or work space. If you take out a pen or a pair of scissors, practice putting them away right away to avoid having a cluttered space.

Boxes Galore

Everyone hates having a ton of cardboard scattered around the house. To combat this, we recommend trying out clear, plastic boxes and Rubbermaid bins for things like holiday decorations and items that aren’t used as often.

To go along with this, label everything. It might seem annoying to do, but you can dedicate one entire day to it, or label things as you see them. Either way, this helps so much in the long run as you’re able to find things much easier and don’t have to dig through cupboards, cabinets and cases.

Labelling doesn’t just apply to your big storage spaces. Even labelling the spices in the pantry or your food that you’ve prepped in the fridge can be super helpful in keeping your life tidy and neat. Your friends might think you’re a psycho, but trust us– you won’t regret this one. Soon you’ll be carrying out a portable label machine.

Get Influenced

Everyone becomes a victim of influencer marketing at some point or another. We suggest turning that into a positive and following some cleaning accounts. You can get ideas and inspiration from platforms such as Instagram and TikTok of how to clean your spaces.

You’ll learn budget-friendly ways to keep your home clean with ingredients you probably already have under your kitchen sink! You’ll also see other people cleaning and naturally, humans want to follow the flow of things so you’ll be motivated to start cleaning.

Create a Schedule

This is something we recommend implementing year-round (not just for Spring cleaning) to ensure your home stays more organized and clean. Implementing a weekly schedule ensures that you aren’t having to do major cleaning overhauls multiple times a year, but rather, only do some cleaning each day or week and avoid spending hours or days cleaning one or two rooms.

Things that you might consider doing daily would be:

  • Unloading the dishwasher and cleaning all dirty dishes

  • Fixing your bed

  • Wiping down kitchen counters or commonly touched surfaces

  • Cleaning up after the dog or putting toys away

Things that you might consider doing weekly or monthly would be:

  • Dusting

  • Washing windows

  • Vacuuming and mopping the floors

  • Cleaning toilets

  • Cleaning the showers

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