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7 Quick Spring Cleaning Projects You Can Do In 1 Hour Or Less

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Spring Cleaning projects get a bad rap.

It all seems whole lot of work when you’d rather be outside enjoying the first blissful days of sweet sunshine. 

No one really enjoys getting down on their hands and knees and wiping down the baseboards, do they?

Over the years I have found that the spring cleaning projects don’t have to be daunting.

In fact, when broken into smaller, manageable projects, Spring Cleaning can actually be fun!

The key is simple: start small.

  • Pick one mini-project that you can complete in an hour. 
  • Next week, tackle another hour-long job. 
  • As you work your way from space to space, you’ll gain momentum that will carry you forward. 
  • Before you know it your Spring cleaning projects will be behind you!

“But what can I do in one hour?” you might be wondering. 

So glad you asked!

Here are a few of my favorite “quick win” projects that will help you refresh your home for Spring in under an hour.

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1. | Upgrade Your Cleaning Caddy

Choosing cleaning products that feel good to use can transform a necessary chore into a pleasurable experience.

There are a wide range of products available that are both environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing.  Most of us routinely purchase the same products we’ve always used, but when was the last time you took the time to browse the options? Consider treating yourself to an upgrade!

To invigorate your Spring gleaning efforts, choose a small container you love and fill it with luxe basics.

My cleaning caddy includes:

  • Essential oil counter spray and glass cleaner in refillable glass bottles
  • Fresh microfiber or Swedish dishcloths
  • Magic Erasers

2. | Freshen Up Your Front Porch

Welcome Spring (and guests) to your home with a fresh entry. 

  • Sweep.
  • Use a hose or pressure washer to wash winter grime off cement and siding.
  • Wipe down windows.
  • Layer in a fresh seasonal doormat on top of a slightly larger indoor/outdoor rug.
  • As soon as the weather allows, bring in some potted plants.

3. | Swap Out (Or Deep Clean) Bedding 

Spring cleaning is a great time to focus on deep cleaning your bedroom.  

  • Start by stripping all bedding (even the bed skirts) and run them through a deep clean or sanitize cycle on your washing machine if you have one. 
  • Sprinkle baking soda on mattresses, and let sit for a while before vacuuming mattress with a vacuum attachment. 
  • Wipe down head and footboards, and vacuum under and around bed before replacing bedding.

Consider swapping out heavy winter bedding for a lightweight comforter or a fresh duvet cover to carry you through spring and summer.

Tip: Crisp white throw pillows always add a quick pick me up to a bedroom look!

4. | Corral Your Chargers

If your chargers are currently shoved in a drawer and impossible to untangle, this will be a rewarding project.  

Choose a compartmentalized storage container (the one shown is from Marshall’s but this one is similar) or a drawer divider insert and purchase precut cord ties or double sided Velcro.

  • Sort chargers by type.
  • Discard or donate extras and/or chargers to outdated electronics .
  • Then, bundle the keepers and secure each one with about an inch of the velcro (or use a precut electronic loop).

When you use a charger, remove it from its new home and leave the velcro in its place so it’s ready and waiting when it’s time to put the charger back.

5. | Clean Out A Bathroom Drawer

The key here is to not try to tackle your entire bathroom in a day if you’re easily overwhelmed by cleaning and organizing.  Just do one drawer.

  • Choose a drawer you use often (your top drawer is a great place to start). 
  • Empty everything onto the counter and toss trash and expired or used -up products.
  • Relocate anything that belongs elsewhere. 
  • Vacuum out inside of the drawer with a vacuum attachment and wipe down drawer and organizer inserts. 
  • If you want to incorporate drawer organizer inserts, now is the time to measure, plan, and purchase
  • Replace remaining items, cleaning off as necessary. 
  • Repeat daily or weekly until all drawers are complete.

6. | Try File Folding

If you’ve never heard of file folding, now is a great time to give it a try!

There are lots of videos online to teach you how to file fold.  Once you get the hang of it it is easy!  I love it because it helps your clothes rest neatly in a drawer so that you can quickly and easily SEE EVERYTHING you have without digging to the bottom.

  • Start with just one drawer (leggings and t-shirts are my favorites for file folding).
  • Add a set of expandable drawer dividers to keep things looking extra tidy.
  • File fold the contents of your drawer and marvel at the neatness. 

7. | Maintain Your Kitchen Appliances

I don’t know about you, but for me, maintaining my kitchen appliances is something that tends to fall to the back burner.

Spring is the perfect time to show those hardworking appliances, both big and small, some love.  Plus, it doesn’t take long; its the perfect Spring cleaning project!

Here are some suggestions:

  • Fill the sink with hot soapy water and pull out your crockpots, food processors, waffle makers, Insta Pots and any other small appliances you use often.  Wipe ‘em down, scrubbing the crevices with a scrub brush or a Magic Eraser. 
  • Shine up the surface of stainless steel appliances using a stainless steel cleaner.
  • Descale your coffee maker and wash and rinse the components.
  • Run your dishwasher empty with a cup of white vinegar in a glass on the upper tray.  Then wipe down the inside and the gasket with a damp microfiber cloth and empty/rinse your dishwasher filter.
  • Run a self-clean cycle on your oven. Wipe down when complete.
  • Empty out your refrigerator and wipe everything down with hot soapy water.

Which Spring cleaning project looks like the most manageable to you?

Start with that one!

Momentum has a way of building, and once you get started, you may surprise yourself at how easy it is to check things off your. list that you’ve been putting off for months years.

Now get out there and start cleaning!


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