How to Take the Drudgery Out of Spring Cleaning

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You can take the drudgery out of spring cleaning with our easy tips. 

After cleaning homes professionally for more than 18 years, we developed a few tips and tricks. Use our tried and tested tips to take the drudgery out of spring cleaning your own home. Print the free checklist with boxes you can take pleasure in checking off as you finish each task!

After cleaning homes professionally for more than 20 years, we developed a few tips and tricks. Cleaning can become a dreaded task. Use our tried and tested tips to take the drudgery out of spring cleaning your own home. Free printable Spring Cleaning Checklist included. We talk about the Tools, Cleaners and how to make the day less boring. #springcleaning #cleaning

Though commonly called “Spring Cleaning”, we always called them “Ceiling to Floor” cleanings because we would be hired to do them anytime of the year. Regardless to the name, our tips have worked for us through the years to take the drudgery out of spring cleaning.  

Dress Comfortably

Dress in your favorite stay-at-home pants and an old t-shirt.

Prioritize

Have you ever heard that if you fail to plan, your plan will fail? That is true for spring cleaning also. Go into it knowing which chores are the most important to get accomplished and do those first.

Delegate Duties

It is important to have a good team and delegate. Give each person a list of chores they will be responsible for in each room. i.e., one person will be washing door frames, doors, window framing and window sills throughout the house. Another person might be cleaning all the baseboards, and mopping. You get the idea.

Crank up your favorite get-moving music, loud

We work faster and more cheerfully while listening to some upbeat music. Create a playlist before spring cleaning day to get the crew pumped. Headphones are a necessity!

Plan a nice lunch break

Plan ahead to provide a nice lunch break for yourself and your helpers. They are probably all your family members and you already know what they like to eat. A quick fun lunch which is filling but not too much so. Do something you can make ahead like sandwiches and chips. Pizza delivery is a good option.

Provide a realistic checklist of chores

Make your own or download our realistic checklist of things you want cleaned and disinfected on your spring cleaning day. There is a great deal of satisfaction to be derived from actually making those check marks on a list so let each person on your team have that pleasure. It’s such inspiration!

How to take the drudgery out of spring cleaning

Use the right products

Your spring cleaning chores will be done quicker and easier when you use the right products. Lysol All Purpose Cleaner is my choice to clean and disinfect anytime but especially while spring cleaning. Did you know that Lysol kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria*? Buy Lysol here. (affiliate link)

How to take the drudgery out of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning Tips from the Housekeeper. #springcleaning

Spray your cleaning cloth with Lysol All Purpose cleaner and quickly clean and disinfect every light switch plate in your home.

Long before we started our cleaning business I was using Lysol products to clean and disinfect my own home. Of course, Lysol was our first choice to use in our clients homes and offices. Anytime we interviewed a new client, we asked their preference of cleaning products and Lysol was always at the top of the list for cleaning and disinfecting.

Use the Right Tools

20 Clever Uses for Vacuum Cleaner Attachments

Put your vacuum cleaner to work for you! Use all of those attachments that came with it to eliminate some of the elbow grease. The vacuum will also suck the dust right out of those cracks and crevices easily.

Also see 20 Clever Uses for Your Vacuum Attachments

Assemble a well stocked cleaning tray for each person on your team. 

Stock Cleaning Trays with:

  • The correct cleaners for the task
  • Plenty of cleaning cloths
  • Trash bag

Spring Cleaning Tools

  • Buckets for cleaning water especially for the person washing interior doors and window frames. 
  • Mops
  • Brooms
  • Cobweb Duster preferably with extendable/telescopic pole to reach high ceilings
  • Vacuum Cleaner with Attachments
  • Step ladder
  • Plenty of paper towels
How to take the drudgery out of spring cleaning.

He loves laying in that sunbeam every morning on the sofa. He has no idea how often I spray the sofas, chairs and beds where he likes to nap with Lysol Max Cover Disinfecting Spray. 

Mattresses and other large soft surfaces are hotbeds for bacteria! It is always good to spray them with a fine mist.  Lysol Max Cover Disinfecting Spray can cover a king size mattress in 3 seconds! Be sure to add this to your spring cleaning chores.

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Spring Cleaning Tips

  • Put on your comfy stay-at-home sweat pants and old t-shirt

  • Prioritize

  • Delegate duties

  • Crank up your favorite get-moving music, loud

  • Plan a delicious lunch break

  • Print THIS CHECKLIST of chores 

  • Use the right products to clean and disinfect your home at one time

  • Use the right tools

*when used as directed

After cleaning homes professionally for more than 20 years, we developed a few tips and tricks. Cleaning can become a dreaded task. Use our tried and tested tips to take the drudgery out of spring cleaning your own home. Free printable Spring Cleaning Checklist included. We talk about the Tools, Cleaners and how to make the day less boring. #springcleaning #cleaning

Updated 3/25/19 (Original post 4/10/17)

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21 Comments

  1. Great tips! I definitely love to delegate. If everyone made the mess, everyone gets to help clean up. I also like to “delegate” bigger tasks to professionals. I hate shampooing the carpets so I have the professionals do it. I’ve never had a maid clean the entire but I definitely consider it some days!

  2. I have to say I LOVE Lysol’s All Purpose Cleaner! It really does the trick especially when you need a good deep clean. My house always looks so clean after using it….100% worth it!!!

  3. I like the delegate duties tip! Seriously, though we all probably dislike cleaning but the house always smells and looks so good after a good Spring Clean. Thanks for sharing your tips with us at #overthemoon link party. Hope to see you next week. I”ve pinned and shared.

  4. These are great tips. I am working on thoroughly cleaning every room in our house which is taking some time with my two little helpers tearing up the rest of the house while I work 😀

  5. These are great ideas! I just did a massive cleaning of my house because we were having people visit and I agree with this list you made. I always have to have music on while I clean and breaking up the jobs into smaller sections helps a lot.

  6. Planning ahead, such a good idea. I tend to have a bit of ADD when it comes to cleaning my house. I focus on one spot in a room, then forget about it and go to another completely different task, it’s terrible lol.

  7. I think I end up with too many breaks. Lol. But then I properly need to plan better. Loud music is a must though. Thanks for sharing these tips

  8. Thanks for the Lysol coupon! I am about to start spring cleaning in a couple of weeks and am already getting my lists together. I wish I could delegate, but it’s just me and my hubby. Lucky for me, he’s not afraid of a little housework.

  9. Turning up the music is a great idea. I always rope my husband and son into helping me. With three of us, we knock out the cleaning pretty quick.

  10. Thanks for the tips! I started my spring cleaning this past weekend… but quickly became unmotivated LOL. Going to try to tackle it again this weekend, keeping your post in mind 🙂

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