10 Spring Cleaning Tips

by Janice

It’s time to spring clean — and we have ten tips to make your cleaning easier, faster, and even more fun!


Our mom likes to tell us stories about spring cleaning when she was young. She loved the ritual of ridding the house of winter dirt and dust and beginning the new season as fresh as the flowers pushing out of their winter bulbs.

While we can’t quite match her enthusiasm for cleaning, we do love the inspiration of a house scrubbed clean and ready for sunshine and spring flowers.

We’ve put together 10 tips to get your spring cleaning going…

10 Spring Cleaning Tips

  • Tip 1 — Open the Windows

    Before you start your cleaning, open some windows to get fresh air in and the smell of cleaning products out.

  • Tip 2 — Make a Playlist

    Have fun and clean faster by dancing your way through your cleaning. Make a fun playlist of upbeat music to keep you energized. Or, if you are in the mood to multitask, select an audiobook to keep your brain engaged while cleaning.

  • Tip 3 — Declutter, Donate and Toss

    It always feels great to clear out the extra stuff that is filling up our houses. From outgrown clothes, to old books, to broken toys — spring cleaning is the perfect time to declutter.


  • Tip 4 — Stock Up for Natural Cleaning

    As you get ready to dive into your spring cleaning, stock up on some natural cleaning product staples such as vinegar, baking soda and lemons.

    It is amazing how effective and inexpensive natural cleaning can be.

    For natural cleaning tips and ideas, check out our post 10 Tips for Natural Cleaning – With Easy DIY Homemade Cleaning Product Recipes.

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To find even more of great cleaning tips, see our posts over at the BISSELL Celebrate Messes website.
Disclosure: We’re working on sponsored campaign to spread the word about the BISSELL PowerGlide Lift-Off vacuum.

Written by Susan and Janice of 5 Minutes for Mom
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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa-The Domestic Life Stylist March 3, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Music gets me through so many ideas that I don’t enjoy. What a great way to get through the cleaning.


2 Susan March 5, 2014 at 2:22 am

Yes, music can be such a motivator!


3 Snotty Noses March 3, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Arh! We started spring cleaning this weekend. We got as far as me getting fed up of all the clutter (read toys) and putting it in several boxes. The kids are allowed to take out their toys as long as they can find homes for them. Haha!


4 Susan March 5, 2014 at 2:23 am

Brilliant… I love that idea of having the kids need to find a home for the toys in order to keep them. I need to do that!


5 Snotty Noses March 5, 2014 at 3:21 am

Haha! They’re still in the boxes but there room is still relatively tidy.


6 C. Lee Reed March 3, 2014 at 5:28 pm

Great, now you’ve reminded how much I need to drag out my spring clean bucket! Thanks for the amazing tips. Video rocks!


7 Susan March 5, 2014 at 2:25 am

Ha ha… sorry for reminding you. Thanks… so glad you like the video.


8 Saundra McKenzie March 6, 2014 at 9:06 am

I love- Make a playlist. Music makes cleaning go by so much faster.


9 in the hammock March 6, 2014 at 12:38 pm

The playlist is important!! I am hoping to get started on my spring cleaning today!


10 Barbara Platt March 7, 2014 at 7:58 am

I have to do something to get started because it’s almost spring and there’s a lot to do.


11 Meagan BS March 7, 2014 at 10:21 am

thanks for the tips! i really need to start doing this!


12 Vickie Couturier March 7, 2014 at 1:49 pm

great tips,,getting in the spring cleaning mood,,snow go away!


13 Allison Downes March 7, 2014 at 2:47 pm

These are really nice tips! I especially like Tip one, to open windows.

Thanks for sharing.


14 samantha Wagner March 9, 2014 at 1:53 am

I can’t wait to be able to open the Windows. And I always have music playing while I clean. Good tips


15 Dawn Monroe March 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm

I like tip two. Its amazing how much work you can dowith a good playlist. Mine is full of 70s and 80s.


16 Lauren March 10, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Hi, Janice! I love your cleaning tips! I like the flowers idea … that might make me clean if I promised myself some flowers at the end? BTW, what was that hand-held vacuum you used on your blinds? I could use one like that!


17 Laura J March 10, 2014 at 9:23 pm

Oh today we actually had our first warmer day….so much snow melted….opened the windows a tad bit…just to get that fresh air in we have not been able to have for so long! Got me in the spring cleaning mood! I really need to work on the declutter!!!


18 stacey b March 10, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Great tips! Always need some good music blasting to get some good cleaning/organizing done!


19 Krystal March 11, 2014 at 5:53 am

I’m currently working on the declutter step. That’s the hardest one for me to stay on top of!


20 Nicole Robinson March 11, 2014 at 6:47 am

We are in the declutter phase. Fortunately there are local charities that will actually pick up useful items right from the house. It’s a win-win.


21 Jeanna March 11, 2014 at 3:27 pm

My favorite tip is opening the windows! I wish we could do that more often in Florida! I secretly love to Declutter, Donate and Toss!


22 Julie Fields March 11, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Wonderful Ideas!! This gets me in the mood to clean.


23 mrsshukra March 11, 2014 at 9:12 pm

About to embark on this task soon, thank you for the tips!


24 Cheryl W. March 13, 2014 at 9:45 pm

I must confess, I share in your mother’s enthusiasm for spring cleaning. I just can’t wait to throw open the windows and declutter, clean, and organize. I am an organizer by nature, so it is quite therapeutic for me. Great tip on a playlist though. Definitely going to try that one this spring.


25 Professional Cleaning services Singapore March 20, 2014 at 6:21 am

I would wish to say thanks for these tips because these are very helpful for everyone. As I was a student of natural science that’s why I make sure that everything is to be natural and don’t affect to our environment. The ready made cleaning agents are full of chemicals and toxic too. I’ll use these tips for sure and thank you so much for sharing……


26 Carpet Cleaning Singapore April 14, 2014 at 1:14 am

Amazing, I’m feeling happy to read this blog because you shared a great information which is useful in house cleaning. These cleaning tips are really useful to the people who wants to keep their home clean. Music will give good enery and it’ll helpful for us in cleaning. I like this tip and I’d like to say thanks for sharing these cleaning tips…..


27 Cleaning Singapore June 25, 2014 at 1:19 am

Amazing post, The playlist is an important thing while we are cleaning. That makes everything possible and we can finish out task quickly with the help of playlist. I always choose good playlist before I’m going to start spring cleaning. Thanks for your wonderful post…..


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