For many, Spring cleaning means organizing and decluttering the home. However, for many with ADHD, this might seem like a daunting task. Here are 3 steps to clean the house and keep it organized.
Do A Deep Clean:
The first step to organizing is to make sure you’re not holding onto things you don’t need. Start with small spaces, like a kitchen pantry or bedroom closet. Donate any items that are no longer being used. It’s a good idea to add breaks, as needed.
Did you know that cleaning can be a great way for individuals with ADHD to release their energy? Certain types of cleaning, such as moving heavy objects, vacuuming, or cleaning tall windows can be a great way to release some extra energy.
Have a Place For Everything:
Once you’ve decluttered your space, it’s important to find a place for everything. This will help you to put everything back where it belongs. Use labeled bins to help with this task, so you’re aware of where items belong.
Keep a Clean Up List:
Clean up lists can be helpful in managing your clean up time and keeping things organized and tidy. Create a list for everyday clean ups such as emptying the dishwasher, or cleaning the countertops. Then, create a list for certain days of the week, such as Mondays are for laundry, Wednesdays are for vacuuming, Thursdays are for organizing your office space, etc.
Keeping a clean and organized home is possible. Just be sure to break your cleaning into small, manageable steps, and to take breaks as needed. By putting systems in place such as labeled bins and visuals of the clean space, you’ll be able to keep your Spring cleaning tidy longer.