This post is sponsored by Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day. The opinions and text are all my own.
SPRING is just around the corner! Are you ready to get a jumpstart on your spring cleaning? Spring truly is a great time to refresh, clean, and organize our spaces.
We all tend to accumulate excess “STUFF” throughout the year and spring is a great time to evaluate what you need and don’t need… like those extra kitchen storage containers with the missing lids. 🙂
It’s also a great time to clean your house. Nothing feels better than a fresh, clean home. I know that getting rid of things that we don’t need can be hard but having a clean space that you can relax in will be worth it.
Studies show that clutter causes stress. It’s proven that those of us living in a cluttered, unkempt, chaotic home (this especially applies to children) have more emotional distress, stress, and anxiety in our lives than those who reside in a clean, uncluttered environment.
Clutter feels unsettling and can keep us from feeling motivated. It even has the tendency to keep us feeling weighed down and overwhelmed.
On the other hand, removing clutter and living a more minimalist lifestyle (not extreme, just less cluttered) can boost your motivation, creativity, work ethic, and even sleep!
Sleeping in a cluttered, messy bedroom causes people to have a harder time falling asleep, and experience more sleep disturbances, and less ‘deep sleep’. Alternatively, those who sleep in a clean bedroom are getting much more sleep and are waking in the morning with more energy.
Where to Begin Spring Cleaning
I always suggest cleaning the kitchen first. It is the heart of the home. It is where family gathers and guests visit. It is usually the first place that we go when we wake up in the morning and the last room that we visit before we go to bed. It’s the room that will have the biggest impact when you see the before & after spring cleaning transformation.
Start by looking around the kitchen and taking mental inventory. What needs to be done in this room? You are welcome to print our Spring-Cleaning Checklist to help you get started.
Do you have too many appliances sitting on your counter that you don’t use daily?
If so, start there. If you don’t use it often, put it away. We put all of our appliances away until it is time to use them.
Do you have cleaning supplies under the sink or in a cabinet that you aren’t using?
Toss them! You only need to have a few well-working supplies. We like to use Mrs. Meyer’s® Clean Day products.
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day is Rooted in Goodness. Always cruelty-free, the formulas are made with thoughtfully chosen ingredients, such as plant-derived ingredients and essential oils.
The packaging even includes recyclable materials. The reason that we continue to use this is that they work well and have a delightful scent! Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day products work hard against dirt and grime.
I can even use them to clean our screened-in porch. 🙂
Plus, they make the house smell wonderful for spring… as if you’ve just opened the window by your garden and the scent is coming inside with the breeze.
This dish soap cuts through grease while making dishes clean and bright. The biodegradable dish soap contains plant-derived degreasers to make grease disappear.
This dish soap is used best for hand-washing dishes, pots, and pans.
This quick and easy multi-surface spray removes stuck-on dirt from nonporous surfaces throughout the house and leaves a fresh, garden-inspired scent. Safe to use as a floor cleaner, tile cleaner, on countertops, walls, and more. I even use it to clean in our daughter’s playhouse. 🙂
Sale Alert: You can find Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Dish and Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Cleaner on sale, 2 for $7, at Publix from 4/15 – 4/21.
Once you’ve cleared off your countertops, I suggest cleaning them well. Use your Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Cleaner to clean them. I also use it to clean the tile and walls.
I then move to the cabinets. I declutter them (donate what you don’t use) and then clean them inside and out, using Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Cleaner. I also use Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Dish to clean any bowls or platters that have been sitting in the cabinets, so they will be ready to use for spring, before putting them back into the cabinets.
You’re almost done…. next, you may want to clean the refrigerator. This can be a boring and messy job, but it will make your kitchen feel so much better! Be sure to follow these steps to clean your refrigerator and don’t forget to clean the shelves!
Lastly, clean your kitchen floors! You can use Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Cleaner for this, as well.
Your kitchen will look amazing & smell even better! If you are ready to get started, you are welcome to download our Spring-Cleaning Checklist.
Happy Spring Cleaning!