Spring is upon us, which means, you are right, it’s time for spring cleaning. Love it or hate it, this yearly ritual keeps our house in order and clutter-free.
But the thing is, weekends are priceless and you absolutely don’t want to waste them with trash bags.
That’s why before you even take out your mop, you need a plan that guarantees a quick victory.
We’ve gathered 6 spring cleaning bullet journal ideas that will help you to get things done in record time. Now roll up your sleeves and get down to business.
1. Declutter with bullet journal
First thing first. If your house is stuffed with clutter, there is no chance for an orderly lifestyle. You’ll find spring cleaning so much easier when clutter is out of the door instead of being in your way.
Kon Mari’s organizing tip is the golden rule when it comes to the “dump or keep”s. In her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, she suggested keeping only what “sparks joy“. If you have a hard time making up your mind for decluttering, why not start from the Kon Mari method?
here’s a bullet journal spread for decluttering that follows the exact principle:
Here is another inspirational bullet journal layout that interprets the Kon Mari method perfectly. Less clutter, stress, anxiety and more happiness.
List the items to keep in categories like this bullet journal spread down here. This way it’ll be easier to put them in the right place later.
2. Get your supplies ready
The last thing you want is to run errands in the middle of a spring cleaning. So take a quick look at the cleaning supplies in the house and figure out what you may also need.
Now all you need to do is to add the supplies you need in a shopping list like this. And you are off to a solid start for an efficient spring cleaning.
Whether you are buying cleaning products on Amazon or in store, it’s easy to get distracted and tricked into buying the latest household gadgets you don’t need.
So make sure that you have a clear goal in mind. A “need and want” bujo spread like this may help you to stay on track. The last thing you want is to ruin your decluttering success with one single errand.
3. Break down spring cleaning tasks
“Clean the entire house” is a daunting slogan. Break down the goal into small, doable action items with your family.
Make sure that everyone is on board and knows what to do. When you have a plan and delegation, spring cleaning can be a chance to great bonding activity for couples or the entire family. Teamwork = Success.
Start by categorizing cleaning tasks by room. This way you’ll have a clear glance of the actual workload.
A stunning bullet journal page like this will definitely help to get your kids on board and understand the tasks visually.
You can be as specific or vague as you want for each room. For “problem areas” like kitchen or bathroom, a detailed cleaning list spread like these will help to prevent leaving out a certain spot.
4. Schedule Cleaning Tasks With Bullet Journal
Once all the tasks are loud and clear, it’s time to put them in the slots. Depending on your schedule, the whole spring cleaning can be chopped into an hour a day for a week or a few hours in one day.
Or you can dedicate a specific day to one room like this bullet page down here.
Start at the top and work your way down because dusk follows the laws of gravity. Clean from inside out so you won’t need to clean the hallway or entry a thousand times.
5. Make cleaning a habit: cleaning tracker bullet journal pages
If spring cleaning this year takes you forever, chances are the house has been in chaos for a long time.
That’s why it’s super important to make cleaning and organizing a habit rather than a yearly chore. The more orderly your home is, the more space you’ll have for your life and mind.
Here are some of the bullet journal layouts that may inspire you.
As much as we want the spring cleaning tasks to be done once and for all, your house can’t keep it clean and tidy by itself. That’s why a weekly, monthly and bi-annually cleaning plan are your bullet journal must-haves.
Good news is, once your house is decluttered and a cleaning habit is built, you’ll need less time and energy to get the cleaning done. The rest of the time? Sit back and enjoy a sparkly clean and tidy home.
6. Chore reminders
There are things that don’t require your daily attention like changing your bed sheets and dusting the shutters.
Take these itty-bitty to-do items out of your mind and put them down on your journal with cleaning logs like these: