5 Spring Cleaning Tips


Some see spring cleaning as a dreadful chore. Others see it as a way to start anew. Either way, nothing feels quite as satisfying as a clean home. Follow these simple tips and get your house organized and decluttered in no time.

Spring cleaning with kids
1. Set a date for spring cleaning.

Mark your cleaning day on the calendar and commit.

 The earlier you begin the better.  So roll up your sleeves and turn on your favorite music. 

2. Make a list of things you want to tackle.

This comprehensive cleaning checklist is a helpful start. Select your priority areas and ones that can wait.

Closets are always on the list. Donate what you can to a local nonprofit, like the Women’s Resource Center in Gulfport.

3. Purchase needed supplies.

Have everything you need handy, from trash bags to light bulbs. Check out our top 10 mom-approved recommendations for cleaning projects.

4. Make it a family event.

Teamwork can make anything easier. Assign tasks and areas. When tasks are complete, celebrate with a fun reward. You’d be amazed how a yummy cold treat from Pop Brothers can motivate a child.

5. Purge expectations.

Let’s be realistic. No one is coming to your house with a white glove to examine your cleaning capabilities.

There are years where your home will sparkle and others where it might twinkle (if you squint and look really closely). If the robot vacuum won’t pick up the last dust bunny, sweep it under the rug for next year’s spring cleaning. We give you permission.

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Christy is Co-Founder and Owner of Gulf Coast Moms Blog. She was born in Costa Rica and moved to the United States when she was 6 years old. She vividly remembers flying into New Orleans and knew, in the moments to come, her life would change forever. She grew up in Moss Point and moved to Hattiesburg to attend college at Southern Miss, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She met her love, Matthew, and they have enjoyed married life for 13 years. They live in Long Beach with their precious children, John Salem and Ann-Michael. Prior to co-founding Gulf Coast Moms Blog, she had a successful 10+ year career in higher education administration, where she developed and spear-headed campus-wide student initiatives and events. Christy is now spending her days as a stay-at-home mom and serves her community through several non-profit organizations. She enjoys making Costa Rican tamales, a fresh margarita from El Aguila, annual sister spa day, collecting random owl things (Hootie Hoo to my Chi Omega sisters), words of wisdom from Irish priests and pool days. She is passionate about connecting women and creating a supportive, nurturing community to empower moms.