Blogger Tracy Chattah (@TracyChattah) uses her G-350 gel pen to stay on task when it comes to spring cleaning. Follow her 4 step plan to simplify the process and keep your home looking clean and fresh.

Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means: spring cleaning! Spring is a time for renewal, cleaning out the old and making way for new beginnings. What better way to start fresh than with your home? While some people dread this task, I think it’s a great way to refresh your home and get it back to feeling bright, clean, and cheery after months of winter.

But as a busy mom who works from home, I’ll admit that it’s hard to find time to get it done. That’s why I always use checklists and labels to help me get ready. So to help me stay organized with all my spring cleaning tasks, I always have my favorite durable and affordable G-350 STEEL Gel Retractable Pen and notebook ready to get to work.

Today I want to share four simple spring cleaning tips that can help you feel more at ease about clearing out the clutter, letting in some light, and creating a fresh, bright home!

  1. Always start with a list

It’s essential to start with a plan, so you know what you’re going for. Start by making a list of the rooms in your house that need work, and then make a list of everything you need to do in each room. Next, break down each task into smaller, more manageable steps – this will help keep you on track and make the process less overwhelming.

To get motivated, I sit down with my favorite beverage, a nice notebook, and my stylish STEEL G-350 to start creating the ultimate spring cleaning checklist for my home. There’s something about creating a thorough list and then crossing things off a list that makes me feel good!

  1. Declutter first

One of the best ways to make your home feel fresh and new is by getting rid of clutter. You want to do this before you start any organizing or deep cleaning because it leaves you with less to manage. This part can be daunting, but remember that you don’t have to do it all in one day. So taking a moment to go one room at a time or even space by space within a room can help break down this task so it’s less overwhelming.

  1. Gather your supplies

Once you’re done decluttering and it’s time to clean and organize, make sure you gather all of your supplies. There’s nothing worse than being in the middle of a productive spring cleaning session and realizing you need to run to the store.

Some of my favorite supplies for spring cleaning are a vacuum, all-purpose cleaner, window cleaner, rags, and a bucket. I also like to gather extra organizational supplies like boxes, bins, baskets, etc., that I can use to corral items to make things a little more aesthetically pleasing.

  1. Make a plan to maintain

Don’t treat spring cleaning like a one-and-done event if you want to maintain your fresh new home. Sure, you got it all done, but how are you going to keep it this way? I like to get out my STEEL G-350 and my notebook to make a checklist to keep things tidy. Simple tasks like taking 15 minutes on Saturday mornings to pick an area to speed clean or making a weekly date to refresh your living room can make a huge difference in keeping your home feeling clean.

While most of us know how to do the physical act of cleaning, many people struggle with actually getting it done without feeling overwhelmed. Hopefully, these tips have helped you organize your checklist and figure out what needs to be done to make your home a peaceful, clean space you can enjoy.