Stress-Free Way to Declutter Your Home
You know that saying, "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today"? We're guessing whoever said that was never a full-time parent! All kidding aside, we're here to tell you to slow down and leave some things for tomorrow – or even a month or more!
With Spring Cleaning on the horizon, we're looking for ways to create a better flow for your clean routine that fits your busy lifestyle. Whether your home is big or small, filled with little ones or furry ones, and all in between, let's face it – clutter can quickly build up over time. Diving into those messes can get overwhelming once they start to pile up, but it doesn't have to be like that! Scheduling out key areas throughout your home to declutter regularly can be a more efficient and easy way to tackle messes.
Ready to break it down by key areas of weekly, monthly, and yearly and bring a cleaner clean to your homes?
Weekly Cleanup: Refrigerator, Microwave, Flat Surfaces, and Countertops
We all know that flat surfaces are fair game for plopping down cups, papers, bags, and more. They're susceptible to stains, spills, crumbs, and other little messes. No judgment here! We all get busy, and we let things accumulate. Is it just me, or is your fridge overflowing with endless leftovers? Okay, maybe it's just me, but either way – it's a mess that can be tackled today instead of way off in Tomorrowland!
Our recommendation is to take some time every week to check those expiration dates, toss out that spinach you swore you would eat this time around, and give your fridge (plus surfaces, appliances, and countertops) a wipe down to keep those overly used areas of your home looking and feeling refreshed. Our bleach-free Disinfecting Wipes are the quick and easy solution for a bleach-free clean that's safe for use on everything from countertops to highchairs.
Monthly Cleanup: Pantry, Cabinets, Under the sink
The great thing about pantry items? They last longer than those found in your fridge. The bad thing about pantry items? They still expire with time, and losing track of what requires a restock and what needs to get tossed is easy. The same goes for all those bottles and containers you may keep under your sinks as ingredients and products expire or go stale. This is also a great time to finally throw away those impulse buys like that one snack your toddler refuses to eat, no matter how good it may be for them. Deep breaths; we'll get through this together.
Yearly Cleanup: Closets, Toys, Paperwork
You've made it to the end of the year, and everything looks pretty tidy! Now comes the more tedious part – everything you set aside throughout the year.
This is your chance to see which clothes you can donate, which shoes don't suit your look anymore, or even find your favorite bag that you haven't seen since last year! Once you've set aside your "keep" and "donate" pile, give those closet doors and shelves a wipe down and make your way to that stack of papers that's got your name right on them. If you don't already have a filing cabinet to simplify the clutter, we highly recommend one. Truly life-changing.
Do you know what else is life-changing? Giving your little one's toys a proper cleanup from all those sticky fingers – a warm bowl of water, a microfiber towel, and dish soap will do the trick! Set aside toys they no longer enjoy and donate them, along with whatever you pulled out from your closet. Another tip: gather up those slightly forgotten toys in a bin and cycle them out every few months, and if your child shows no interest with time, that's pretty much guaranteed to be donated later on.
Will you look at that, cleaning up isn't so bad after all!