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Senior Times - April 2020
 SPRING IS IN THE AIR...
By: Glin A. Winsor, Practice Manager, DayOne Family Healthcare, P.C
  “Each person is about as happy as they make up their mind to be.”
~ Abraham Lincoln
over with as quickly as possible. I like this approach because, even though it may be intense at the time, you won’t have the proj- ect hanging over your head for long.
 These days, we often use the term “spring cleaning” in reference to a variety of things, from clearing out the garage to going through our work in boxes.
Break it Down Into Smaller Projects.
But if you talk to anyone from an older generation, you’ll hear about the days when they scrubbed every nook and cranny and polished until the whole house gleamed. Spring cleaning was not a phrase to be taken lightly, and it was not an optional project. It was an arduous responsibility taken on every spring without fail.
Another option is breaking your spring cleaning down into many smaller projects, spread out over time. For instance, you could spend one Saturday cleaning up the outside of the house, another Saturday working on sorting out old items to sell on eBay, and yet another Saturday shining up your place. This is a better approach for someone who’s unable to block out a chunk of time to dedicate to cleaning.
Who has time to keep up with this tra- dition now? Actually, you do! Not only can spring cleaning be manageable, but it’s essential to keeping your household fresh, clean, and healthy.
opportunity to air things out after being cooped up in the house all winter.
Either of these strategies will work as long as you commit to completing the chores in the designated time frame. Don’t choose the “one fell swoop” approach if you think you may get overwhelmed and run out of time. Likewise, make sure that if you choose to break things up, you sched- ule time for each project and stick to it. The point of this overall household deep clean is lost if it stretches on for months or is never finished.
Read on to discover what spring cleaning involves and how you can make it a part of your seasonal routine.
What shouldn’t be considered part of spring cleaning? Anything that should be done on a regular basis, such as scrubbing the tub, vacuuming, and dusting. These should all be part of your normal cleaning duties. If you only do these things occasion- ally, set up a weekly house cleaning sched- ule or consider hiring a cleaning service if you can afford one.
What Is Spring Cleaning?
Essentially, spring cleaning is about clearing out the things you no longer use, while at the same time doing a deep clean- ing of the entire house. It’s a time to declut- ter, reorganize, and complete tasks that only need to be tackled once or twice a year.
How to Take on Spring Cleaning – Spring cleaning is quite the task. The key is to find the most manageable approach for you.
Once you’ve chosen your time frame, come up with a clear plan of action. Take a look at the following tips and strategies to make the most of your spring cleaning.
This all-out cleaning frenzy can take place any time of year, although spring is the ideal time to do it. Not only is it time to wash and store away your winter clothes, but it’s also perfect weather to open your windows and work inside and out. It’s an
Do it in One Fell Swoop. With this approach, you set aside a block of time to get the entire project done, whether that’s an entire weekend or an entire week. The idea is to get spring cleaning done and
These 10 tips and strategies will help you create a workable plan for spring cleaning.
Spring Cleaning Tips and Strategies
1. Make a List – List out everything
you want to accomplish during this year’s spring cleaning. Then group like tasks, such as washing window screens and washing
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