By Ché Blackwood. Updated by Brooke Crawford.

A fresh breeze through your curtains and the smell of Daffodils only means one thing: It’s Spring! With the great scents and not-so great-showers comes the sudden urge to read outside together, plan a picnic, and, unfortunately, clean. This year, turn one of the most daunting tasks of the changing season into a great date by taking on the challenge with your sweetheart. This weekend date idea is sure spruce up your love life and your home.

Tackle Spring Cleaning With These Dating Tips

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Grab some bagels and head over to your beau’s place. Bring garbage bags and Lysol to help him clean until his pad shines and smells of lemons. If he’s a true bachelor, you might need a box of rubber gloves too. Since getting rid of the old to make room for the new can cause anxiety, be sure to stay encouraging and upbeat. Go through his items together, as doing so will give you the opportunity to learn more about him. You will be able to hear the story of his favorite old sweatshirt or that strange, vintage lamp, giving you a glimpse into his past.

After his place is spotless, switch roles and turn the focus onto your own home. Stay open-minded and don’t be afraid to share intimate details of your life before you met him. Testing your boundaries will make you grow closer — and you’ll be freeing up closet space at the same time!

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After you have had all the cleaning you can take, celebrate by going shopping together. Pick out a pretty picture or unique clock to fill up all that new, empty wall or bookshelf space. If you are really feeling romantic, purchase an engraved picture frame to memorialize the day. There is nothing better than a fresh-scented home filled with even fresher memories. These dating tips are sure to help when you are struggling for a few date ideas this Spring!

How can you use this dating advice to keep spring cleaning fun? Share your thoughts below!