It's April which means that Spring is officially upon us! We have compiled some painless, quick, and easy spring cleaning tips for our busy VIP parents (and kids!)
1. Have the kids help!
Children love to make a mess but don't always love to clean it up. Teaching kids to clean at a young age and the value of cleaning can lead to independence in the future. Simple tasks such as sorting socks or tidying up toys can keep kids involved and responsible for their messes.
Time to donate. Let your kids pick where to donate their unused toys in an effort to declutter. Decluttering = less things to organize. Make sure everything has a specific place in your house and that your kids know where it is. Establishing this consistency will encourage cleanliness within children.
3. Listen to music!
Turning on music can help create a fun atmosphere turning cleaning into a positive task all while motivating you to get it done.
4. Use timers as help!
Not looking forward to a certain cleaning task? Set a 30 minute timer and take a short break after it goes off. This creates a small timeline and a bit of structure.
5. Think smarter, not harder!
Dishwasher tip: sanitize and deodorize your dishwasher using vinegar, baking soda and bleach and running it on the hot cycle.
Vaccuming tip: use a robot vacuum clean the floors while you’re cleaning another room.
Washing machine tip: Disinfect and deodorize the washing machine by mixing ¼ cup of baking soda with ¼ cup of water and add it to your machine's detergent container. Use four cups of white vinegar to a top-load machine or two cups to a front-load model. Pour the vinegar into the drum. Run a high-temperature cycle.
Showerhead tip: soak your showerhead in a vinegar solution, the acidic vinegar will help break down mineral buildup inside and out, and it will help dislodge mold and other growth often found in bathrooms.
Air filter tip: The general rule of thumb is air filters need to be changed every 60-90 days (Especially important in the Los Angeles area)