And don't be shy in raiding your own family for help, says Atlanta-based organizational expert Monica Ricci.
“Lots of moms forget they have a built-in spring cleaning task force right at home,” she says. “Assign specific spring cleaning tasks to your kids in age-appropriate ways.”You may be able to find a good deal on a cleaner by talking to friends, relatives and co-workers. Perhaps they know of a college student looking to make extra cash, or who might have a low-cost cleaning service themselves.If you have some chores you don't mind and others you can't stand, check with your friends and neighbors to see if they might be interested in swapping efforts.One of the most backbreaking spring cleaning tasks, getting rid of old furniture, can actually be done for free. As long as you're willing to donate old furniture to second-hand stores such as Goodwill or the Salvation Army, then these stores usually make house calls for items that are hard to transport. Call your local second-hand shop to see if they offer this service.