Bring in the Spring

Tips and DIYs for Natural Spring Cleaning


As the warmer temperatures of spring thaw out the winter blues, it’s time to de-clutter your life and give your home and mind a fresh start. Here are a few tips to help you tackle your spring cleaning:

CREATE A CHECKLIST

Create a detailed to-do list for cleaning each area of the house. Having a list will help you organize your mind as well as your tasks. Each check mark will also provide a sense of accomplishment.

MAKE IT A FAMILY ACTIVITY

Spring cleaning is not a one-person job. Getting your family involved in an annual spring cleaning event can be a fun bonding experience. Make a list for each member of the family based on their ability level and preference.

FOCUS ON ONE AREA AT A TIME

You will be able to get more done, more effectively, by focusing on one room/area at a time. If you try to multitask during cleaning, it can take you longer to get your chores done. Start with the more difficult areas to clean, such as the bathroom or kitchen, and then move to easier areas. This allows you to save some energy for the rest of the home.

ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS

Try to stay focused on each task, eliminating things that will slow down your productivity. Facebook, TV, and other unrelated activities can wait until after you’re done. InTune® Focus Blend always helps.

DE-CLUTTER

Don’t be afraid to get rid of stuff. There are likely belongings built up over the years that no one uses anymore. Start “sell" and “donate” piles for items that are in good shape and a trash pile for items that are not worth keeping. You will be surprised how much better you’ll feel with the new space.

ORGANIZE

An organized home has been proven to reduce stress levels and create a relaxing atmosphere. Establish an organizing system that will work for you. Look into bringing order to your closet, cabinets, kitchen items, toys, office space, bills, and garage.

DEEP CLEAN

After you have removed clutter and organized, it is time to roll up your sleeves and give your home a thorough scrubbing. Start with tackling more advanced cleaning job such as washing the inside of kitchen cabinets and drawers, cleaning the carpet, ceiling fans, windows, ovens, blinds, and fridge. Once those are done, move to daily or weekly tasks such as vacuuming, dusting, mopping, etc.

USE ESSENTIAL OILS

Certain essential oils such as Lemon, doTERRA On Guard®, Grapefruit, and Thyme contain powerful cleansing and purifying properties that make effective and safe cleaning agents.

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