As we finally turn off the heat and open our windows for the first time in months to let in the fresh air and sunshine, it’s clear one thing has no doubt become apparent across the country: It’s time for spring cleaning.
Despite appreciating all this nice weather, most of us are dreading having to undertake the tortuous task of spring cleaning. Not only can spring cleaning be a long, laborious, and thankless ordeal, it doesn’t help that we’ve all got our minds focused on the approaching summer.
While none of us want to have to get started on these chores, we all know deep down that they must get done. But if we don’t do it, the dust and mildew build up in our homes can potentially lead to serious health risks.
That’s why Blondies Cocktails is here to say it doesn’t have to be this way! Instead of making these chores a chore, you can make spring cleaning a lively and fun activity. Don’t believe us? Check out these spring-cleaning hacks on how to make this annual activity fun and enjoyable!
1. GET IN THE RIGHT MINDSET
Often, the most difficult part of spring cleaning consists of building up the energy and effort to kick off the process. This makes it important to get yourself into the right mindset before you get to work.
Instead of approaching spring cleaning as an annual ritual for misery-inducing stress, view this as an opportunity to re-start your year and get on the on the right page. After all, an organized home helps your mind stay organized.
2. CRANK UP THE TUNES AND DANCE
While playing music is usually good advice for any activity, it’s especially helpful when you’re in spring cleaning mode. You see, not only does playing music give you an excuse to perfect your karaoke skills, but it also gives you a chance to dance as you clean.
And you know what dancing does? That’s right, it burns calories. In other words, according to Diet & Fitness Today, a woman weighing ~163 pounds burns around 256 Calories during 30 minutes of dancing. And if your spring cleaning takes as long as ours does, that adds up to a lot of burnt calories.
3. USE SPRING CLEANING AS AN EXCUSE TO RE-DECORATE
No, we’re not talking about giving your house a major makeover. However, there are a few super simple things you can easily hang up, swap out, or spread around to bring out the “springiness” of the season.
Firstly, after washing the floors, replace any wintery rugs and floor runners with floral patterns or softer-colored versions.
Additionally, do the same with hand towels and curtains. You’ll be surprised how much a burst of new colors can affect both your room’s aesthetic your overall mood.
4. BUST OUT THE PLANTS
If you’re like most of us, spring cleaning usually involves removing stuff that’s accumulated inside all winter and clearing out unwanted items from the house. As a result, this typically means you’re left with a lot more precious open space inside.
So this begs the question: What should you do with all that extra space?
Nothing says springtime more than blooming flowers and fresh greenery. From their beautiful colors to their sublime smells, plants truly bring out an entirely new dimension in any room they’re placed. And, although this isn’t so much a means to clean the actual house, it does serve to clean the air.
For those of you who think you might not have a green thumb, just remember two simple steps:
1) Put the plant by a window so it’ll get direct sunlight every day.
2) After that, be sure to water it every day.
That’s it! But if you want, you can also feel free to toss a third step onto the list – sing to your plants.
And once the plant is growing and filling the room with its effervescent presence, you’ll be reminded of spring every day.
5. TREAT YOURSELF!
As we know, spring cleaning is no joke. Due to time constraints, the size of your home, and willingness of other family members to pitch in, a good, thorough spring cleaning can sometimes take days!
Due to all the work you’re putting into this undertaking, it only makes sense that you should treat yourself. But once you’re finished – or once you’ve decided to take a break – the last thing you want to do is spend just as much time and energy making a cocktail as you did cleaning.
Finally this is where Blondies Cocktails come in. Made with ultra-premium vodka and real fruit juices, Blondies Cocktails are the super-easy, super-fun, and super-delicious way to reward yourself for all the hard work and effort you put in.
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