Now that Spring is in full-force it’s time for cleaning. Here are some cleaning triage tips from DealDash.
Spring is here, and with it comes the inevitable urge to clean the clutter. Whether it’s a personal motivation or pressures from your friends and family, here is a list of useful tips for getting started. You will push through it, and finish up with a neater closet than before. Read on for more information from DealDash.
Eat and Hydrate Beforehand
Before you get to work cleaning, stay hydrated and eat a healthy meal. This one is simple. Suppose you’re trying to clean, but can’t focus because you’re too thirsty or haven’t eaten since breakfast. We’ve all been there. Regardless of what our goal is, it is easier to achieve without the distraction of hunger.
What is Triage?
Here’s the big one that makes or breaks efficiency: triage. Triage was introduced to the medical field in the American Civil War in order to save resources. Before treating anyone, a combat nurse would examine the damages a soldier had and put him into one of three groups: those who would survive without treatment, those who could survive with treatment but would die without, and those who would die regardless of treatment. The doctors focused solely on the middle group.
Applying Triage to Cleaning
We can apply the concept of triage to spring cleaning in a similar way. Start your cleaning session by making room for four neat piles. Then, focus on one small area at a time. For example, the bedroom closet. One by one, pull each item out and ask yourself what you want to do with it. Do you want to keep it? Is it trash? Can it be put in a yard sale or donated to someone who needs it? Or are you on the fence and want to decide later? That’s what the fourth pile is for. Remember, starting out efficiently motivates you to follow through much better, so leave all the tough choices for later.
Take Care of the Piles
Finally, once you’re done triaging the items, do what you must with them. Throw the trash away. Prepare the donations and yard sale items for their destination. Before you organize the keepers, now is when you make the tough decisions you didn’t make earlier. What are you going to do with that sweater Grandma made you in 8th grade that you don’t wear anymore? When you’re finished with that, organize the keepers and put them back into your closet. Done! Now it’s time to move on to the next area.
Thanks for Reading
Look back on what you did today. It wasn’t that hard, was it? Once you found a system that was easier, time went by fast, and now you feel very accomplished, right? Remember the feeling, because that will help you for next year’s spring cleaning. Cleaning your house takes a lot of work, but with these tips, it will make the process faster and easier.
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This sponsored DealDash blog article was written by Dawn E, a mother of 3 who loves DealDash. Dawn was compensated for writing this article. This blog is written by real DealDash customers. The opinions and advice shared here represent our customers’ views and not those of the company. Read even more on DealDashTips.com, or on her own blog, DawnBlogtopus.