Spring is just around the corner and so is spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes at the end of winter and prepare for spring and summer. There is nothing quite as satisfying as deep cleaning your house but it can also be a very overwhelming process but with these simple tips, you can make quick work of it.
Clean One Room At A Time.
When you look at your whole house and think about cleaning it, it can seem almost impossible. However, if you break it down into individual rooms it seems much more achievable. If you need to you can even make a list of tasks that need to be done in each room.
It may still be a long process but by taking it one room at a time you can set goals and take breaks as needed.
Minimize Cleaning Products.
Most stores have cleaning aisles full of different cleaning products. The problem is that you can spend hundreds of dollars on these products and they won’t really help you that much. Not to mention all the space in your cabinets that they will take up.
Resist the temptation to purchase these products; all you really need is a good all-purpose cleaner and some microfiber cloths. If you really want to save money you can make your own cleaners that will also be good for the environment.
Clean from the top down
One common cleaning mistake that a lot of people make is working in no particular order. They may start with the floors, then wipe down the flat surfaces, then move on to something else. The problem is that you will end up having to do some jobs twice or three times because while cleaning one part you are inadvertently getting something else dirty.
So the question remains “What order should you go in?” the answer is to work from the top down. So if you are cleaning let’s say the ceiling fan you will want to start with that so when you are cleaning its ok if dust is falling on the floor because you will clean them last.
Make A List.
When you’re cleaning your house there are so many tasks to be done. It would be so easy to let some tasks slip through the cracks. This is where the list comes in, by making a list you ensure that you won’t miss any important steps.
It’s also a good idea to put the list in order of when you want to do them. The list will also help with setting your goals and taking breaks when necessary. This small amount of planning will save you loads of time in the future.
Organize And Remove Clutter.
Many times throughout the year your house can start to collect clutter and often gets tucked away into closets and corners. So if your home is messy and unorganized spring cleaning is the perfect time to address this. It can be a long process but it will be well worth it in the end.
There are all kinds of DIY tips and tricks that you can find online that can come in handy when you’re trying to get organized. This is by far the most satisfying part of spring cleaning. This is also a good time to get rid of any extra junk that may have piled up over the course of the year.
Take Care Of The Seasonal Chores.
One of the final steps of spring cleaning is taking care of seasonal chores that have been neglected. Chores like cleaning out the gutters that have collected leaves and debris form Fall and Winter. Another chore that needs to be taken care of is mowing the lawn. This is a chore that is usually not done during the winter months because the grass does not grow as much but come spring you will need to do this again.
When you are doing your spring cleaning it’s super important to not let any of these tasks slip through the cracks. It can be overwhelming, but if you set your goals and when you’re tired don’t stop just take a break. Spring cleaning is also a great way to learn new cleaning habits that you can use throughout the year and hopefully keep your house clean year-round.