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Wenzel Select Properties Newsletter-Vol 10 Issue 4


Dreading Spring Cleaning? Try These Five Tips

Deep cleaning your house twice a year is a tedious chore—but if you don't do it, dust and dirt accumulate in areas that aren't regularly cleaned. Make spring cleaning more manageable by following these simple steps.

1. Make a Checklist 
Having a list of all the spring-cleaning tasks you want to accomplish will keep you from getting overwhelmed or forgetting certain tasks. If you can't come up with a detailed cleaning list yourself, there are plenty of templates online you can use. When you've finished a task, make sure to check it off your list. Physically crossing a cleaning task off your to-do list is emotionally gratifying and will give you a sense of accomplishment.

2. Do a Few Tasks Every Day
You don't need to knock out all your spring cleaning in one day. After you make a list, spread your tasks out over a week. Plan what you're going to clean each day and stick to your schedule. Don't overwhelm yourself by trying to do too much at once. Overexertion leads to stress and procrastination. Accomplishing a few tasks each day is much more manageable than trying to complete your whole list at once.

3. Move to Some Music
Most dreaded activities can be made a little easier by listening to music—there's a reason people take their headphones to the gym. Make cleaning more fun by creating a playlist and jamming out while you clean. The music will distract you a bit from the monotony of the task at hand. If you aren't big on listening to music, perhaps find an audiobook or your favorite podcast to motivate you while cleaning.

4. Ask for Assistance
Unless you live alone, you're not the only one responsible for keeping the house clean. You'll be doing your children a disservice by not teaching them to pitch in and share the responsibilities of house cleaning—and you'll likely exhaust yourself and feel resentful. Make your spring-cleaning list and assign tasks to your children and spouse. Everyone in the house should have an equal part in keeping it clean.

5. Motivate Yourself with a Reward
It's easier to motivate yourself to push through a tough job if you know there's a treat waiting for you at the end. Think about rewarding yourself with something special, such as splurging on an item you've been really wanting. Consider supporting a local business by buying a gift card or having dinner delivered by your favorite restaurant. If your whole family is pitching in to help clean, plan a fun family activity for the day after you all finish spring cleaning.

Managing Broker: Lisa Wenzel - 630 430-4797

Broker: Melissa Mathis – 630 392-5171

Broker: Freddy Wenzel - 630 430-4790

Broker: Danny Reed - 708 703-4653

Broker: Kristine Emmel - 847 489-8965

Broker: Eumeka Aguado - 847 513-4433

Broker: Morgan Pittsley - 815 540-6952
Broker: Catherine Lopez - 630 981-4572

Broker: Michaela Valle – 630 946-4269

Broker: Eric Pieroni – 630 818-0102

Broker: April Stary – 630 962-4820

Broker: Nina Rodriguez (224) 587-0780
Team Wenzel, 1120 Norfolk Street, Downers Grove IL 60516
The material in this publication is provided for your informational purpose only and is not intended to substitute professional advice. If your property is currently listed with a Real Estate Broker, this publication is not intended as a solicitation.

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