The 6 Things Designer Joy Cho Does to Make Spring Cleaning Less Painful

Less hassle = more time to chill out

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For those of you who know Joy Cho, the founder and creative director of graphic design studio Oh Joy!, you're familiar with her colorful designs and zest for life. She's known for creating spaces that make you smile, which she's now extending to one of your most dreaded tasks—cleaning—with Clorox's first-ever Designer Collection of Disinfecting Wipes. In honor of the collaboration, I asked Joy for her tips for minimizing the mess, so you have more time to, you know, enjoy life. She didn't disappoint.

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If you live in a small space and a bedroom with baby, we’ve got a few tips for you today on the blog to make your space cohesive, calm, and still feel like your very own oasis! (👀 styling tips at: ohjoy.blogs.com! search “a d master and baby bedroom”) #StyledWithOhJoy

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1) Tidy up once your little ones are down for the night.

"My kids go to bed around 7:30 every night, so that’s usually my time to clean. It’s much easier when they’re down and the house is quiet."

2) Create a storage system.

"Having a storage system in place is also key for us. We keep labeled bins to help us not just keep toys and clutter away, but to make it easier to put things away too. This can go a long way in maintaining a certain level of order."

3) Donate toys that aren't being used.

"For decluttering, it can be hard to get your kids to sign off on donating any of their old toys or things – even if it’s something they haven’t used in a year. I’ve found that it’s much easier to start a donation pile that’s out-of-sight and then wait a few weeks before giving it away. If my kids haven’t noticed after a few weeks, we’ll donate."

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Storage is one of those things people rarely talk about when it comes to pretty interiors, and I always wonder where do people keep all their stuff?! If you’re like me and have a lot of things to keep organized, having a designated spot to keep everything makes a huge difference...especially if you have kids. The solution? These cute coffee tables that double as storage bins that are chic enough for your living room. (👀 link in bio for the how-to!)

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4) Wipe down surfaces and clean as often as possible.

"Maintenance is so vital to keeping your house clean. I hear people talk about how they haven’t cleaned the bathroom or kitchen in a week or so and how they feel overwhelmed. I make an effort to wipe down surfaces and stay on top of it as much as possible. I love having these wipes sitting out because they make spot cleaning so simple. For me, doing a little cleaning every day is easier than having an overhaul every week."

5) Turn cleaning into a fun craft!

"Have your kids help clean and update their bookshelves. After cleaning off all the dirt and dust that’s accumulated use paint or paper on the inside back section of the shelves to give it a fresh pop."

6) Upcycle the Clorox x Oh Joy! canisters to use as fun containers for children's items.

"What I loved about designing these canister prints for the brand’s first-ever Designer Collection was the opportunity to create something that’s both fun and functional. You can leave these canisters out on the counter or even upcycle them after as a container for everything from kids’ toys to paint brushes or florals. They add a little fun and joy to the everyday!"

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As a busy working mom, I use @Clorox wipes multiple times a day to wipe counters, cabinets, and really any surface that needs a quick clean from all the germs that inevitably make their way inside. So, I am SUPER excited to announce that we've partnered together this spring to bring our Oh Joy! signature sense of color, cheer, and joy to your day with these designer canisters that are so pretty you can leave them out on your countertop! You can find them at Walmart, Target, CVS and Amazon for a limited-time... Spring cleaning has never looked so good... ✨✨#Ad

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Purchase these limited-edition Clorox Disinfecting Oh Joy! Designer Collection Wipes through the spring at retailers including Walmart, CVS, Amazon, and Target.

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