Some people love a good challenge. Whether it’s seeing how many burpees you can do in a minute or how fast you can julienne a carrot, the thrill completing a difficult task is addicting. Our five-day cleaning challenge isn’t exactly cutthroat, but it’s an easy yet exciting way to jumpstart the spring cleaning process.
Day One: Whole-House Once Over
Set your timer for 15 minutes, and see how much you can pick up throughout the entire house. You don’t have to grab everything but definitely, start with the larger objects such as children’s toys and misplaced shoes.
Day Two: Individual Room Pick-Up
Spend 5 minutes in each room of the house and carefully pick up everything that doesn’t belong. If the room is clean, take care of areas that look unkempt. Throw the blankets in the wash, finish the last couple of dishes in the sink, and hang up the coats that were left in the mudroom. If you find anything that you might not need anymore, start a Goodwill pile!
Day Three: Sort Through Paperwork
Many households have a designated area for bills, magazines, and mail. Take 30 minutes to sort through some of it. Shred documents that you need to get rid of and recycle other pieces of paper that you no longer need.
Day Four: Organize the Bookshelf
If you have a room, or a shelf, dedicated to your collection of books, take 30 minutes to organize it. If you think that someone else may enjoy reading a book you’ve read several times, add it to the Goodwill pile.
Day Five: De-Clutter the Homework Room
Whether you’re a mother/father of 5 or you’re working towards your dissertation, locate the room that you spend the most time working. If it’s the kitchen table, implement a shelf system. Spend a few minutes going through your children’s pencils and crayons and move them into a designated bin.
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If your home is looking a little less than tidy, Misty Clean can help! We offer professional cleaning services throughout the Anne Arundel area, Howard County, downtown Baltimore, and Baltimore County. We are happy to provide you with a great one-time cleaning, stop by once or twice a week, or just swing by in the spring and fall to clean up your home. We have a great deal of expertise in cleaning homes and businesses, so trust us with restoring your home to rights. If you are ready to get your home Misty Clean, give us a call at (410) 255-4111 or visit us online. For more cleaning tips and tricks, follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.