Spring Cleaning Made Easy! Top 9 Tips

April 14, 2010 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

By Debbie Frye, General Manager, Flyerland.ca

When spring arrives and the weather turns warmer you want to get outside and enjoy. You certainly don’t want to be stuck inside spring cleaning! But clearing out the cobwebs and clutter doesn’t have to be a challenging chore if you make a plan. These time-saving ideas can help you refresh and rejuvenate your home quickly, easily, and affordably.

  • Invest in the right supplies. When planning your spring cleaning project, be sure you stock up on everything you need in advance, from cleaning supplies, tools and organizing items. You don’t want to have to run out to the store in the middle of a chore. Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Zellers and Loblaws all have great deals every week on all your favourite supplies. View their flyers online at Flyerland.ca
  • Buy in bulk. When you’re planning your big spring cleaning, start collecting coupons—visit Flyerland.ca to order coupons for your favourite products, or use the coupon as an opportunity to try something new. Also check out the flyer specials so you can stock up on items when they’re on sale.
  • Try new multi-purpose products. Check out multi-purpose products that will clean the kitchen, bathrooms, floors, counters and more. They can be easier to use and you can save money by using one product for many jobs. See Flyerland.ca for all the weekly specials.
  • Make spring cleaning fun! Get the whole family involved by creating a fun competition in your home. Assign each person a room and list all the tasks to be accomplished. You can purchase fun prizes at the Dollar Store for everyone who completes their list.
  • Chart your chores. If mom gets stuck cleaning the entire house, take some of the pressure off by setting new spring cleaning resolutions for the family. Create a chart with the list of chores, and assign one family member to the task, rotating weekly. Give stars or check marks when a job is completed—it’s always great to show you’re making progress.  Go to Flyerland.ca to view additional discounts from Michaels and find all the supplies you need.
  • Set spring cleaning goals for the whole family. Encourage your kids to make their rooms neater and tidier by giving an incentive. For example, if the kids clean up and donate gently used clothes and toys to charity, they can redecorate their room with a cool new colour or fun accessories from Home Depot, Bouclair or Sears. View their offers on Flyerland.ca
  • Use homemade cleaning supplies. If you really want to reduce your cleaning costs, use the tried and true homemade ideas—a simple mixture of vinegar and water can get kitchens, bathrooms and windows sparkling clean. You can use this cheaper alternative for the big jobs and pricier products for the finishing touches. The bonus is that these are all products that you probably buy anyway on your weekly trips to Loblaws, Save On Foods, Sobeys, Price Chopper or No Frills. Check out their weekly flyers on Flyerland.ca
  • Go green for spring. There are many green cleaning products on the market and you don’t have to spend a lot more to be environmentally friendly. Look for coupons at your favourite retailers. Green for Life products are available at Rona and Walmart, and you can buy a whole cleaning kit online for only $29.99.

  • Get organized! Before you start cleaning, take a survey of your home and figure out which areas could be better organized. As you clean, be sure you’re clearing excess stuff out of closets and drawers. Before you put items away, have organizing tools handy such as boxes, bins, hangers and drawer dividers to make things neater and also easier to find.

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