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Are You In The Mood? For Spring Cleaning Of Course!

Apr 28, 2008
In my neck of the woods, it's getting to be that time of year when renewal and regeneration are at it's peak - it's finally spring time!

If you find yourself in the mood to spring clean and get things in order, you may be stumped at exactly where to start.

So I've put together a list of 10 minute tasks that you can use to jump start your spring cleaning this year.

The trick is to set your timer and work for 10 minutes. When 10 minutes is up - your finished! We are going for progress, not perfection. You will be surprised at how good it can be.

25 Spring Cleaning Tasks That You Can Do In 10 Minutes

- Clean your dirtiest and most used windows for 10 minutes.
- Wipe light switches, telephones etc with a germ killing solution. I use essential oils and water.
- Put away winter boots.
- Wash winter coats and pack them away.
- Put a fresh, springy table cloth on your table. Get some flowers as well.
- Deep clean your kitchen counter. Make it shiney and inviting to make some good spring salads.
- Declutter anything that is out of season or grungy. It's time for it to go!
- Clean your fridge and get some fresh produce.
- Make a meal plan to clean out your freezer and cupboards.
- Declutter your biggest pain in the butt pile to clear a fresh space.
- Wash mirrors and taps.
- Do a garbage purge. Anything that is not good enough to give away that you don't want to keep, any garbage collecting spots etc.
- Sweep and declutter your front porch or entrance area.
- Replace any winter throw rugs, blankets etc for bright and light spring ones in their place.
- Vacuum the couch, under the cushions and under the couch.
- Put out some air fresheners or spray using pure essential oils, not synthetic fragrance!
- Do the bedding and hang it outside.
- Replace curtains etc with a spring set.
- Do some yard work.
- Decorate your windows with some window paint or decals, especially if you have a problem with birds hitting your windows.
- Get the kids to do some spring artwork for you to hang up.
- Clean off any dry erase boards and bulletin boards that are out of date and update them!
- Update your calenders, make a plan to keep your house nice and things running smoothly.
- Organize your finances, create a budget or decide on a financial goal for 1 month and 3 month time periods.
- Clean your desk.

Print these out and use them anytime you are in the mood to spring clean but can't think of what to do first, only have a few minutes to do spring cleaning or just need some motivation to get started.

As with all things, you can get exceptional results with only minutes a day if done consistently. Challenge yourself to check off the list, doing 10 minutes per day. You will be amazed at the difference this small amount of time will make.
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If you'd like further motivation and a plan to spring clean your house in 20 minutes a day, check out our Spring Into Spring Cleaning Challenge or join us at the spring cleaning forum.
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