- Spring is the best time for you to give your house a thorough cleaning
- Spring can last for months, so there is no need for you to get everything done in one day
- Planning ahead can help you save a lot of time and effort
- Getting the right cleaning tools is also very important
- Spend at least 15 minutes per room for clutter removal
- Use a timer so you can focus on cleaning the entire area instead of getting stuck with the minor details
Take advantage of the warmer weather; get your spring cleaning started with the help of the following tips.
Shake off that sleepy winter feeling and let spring give you renewed energy. With warmer weather around, it’s high time for you to tend your gardens, start you exercise routine, and of course, jump start your spring cleaning chores.
In spring, you can feel like everything is possible! But to help you stay focused, you need to remember these tips so you can clean and organize your home effectively.
1. Stay Realistic
Spring can last for months, so there is no need for you to get everything done in one day. It would be best if you start cleaning one room or area at a time. Moving on to the next place after it has been cleaned thoroughly.
2. Make a Detailed Plan
Planning can help you save a lot of time and effort. Avoid getting lost in the details by planning ahead of time.
Make a list of all the rooms and areas within your home that you need to clean. Under each area, jot down what cleaning tasks need to be done there. Put the list somewhere you can see right away and make sure you update it by crossing an item as soon as you finish.
On your list, make sure that you include tasks like sweeping or vacuuming floors, wiping horizontal surfaces, removing dust from light fixtures and fan blades, as well as washing curtains and linens.
3. Prepare your cleaning tools
There is no need to have the best cleaning supplies; you only need to have what works best for you and what is readily available so you can start right away. Just make sure that you have window cleaners, all-purpose cleaners, heavy duty cleaners, dish soap, clean rags and old tooth brushes in your arsenal.
If you want to grab some more cleaning supplies, you can get magic erasers as well as some baking soda so you can easily get rid of tough stains on walls and counters. You can also opt to buy green products as they are less irritating. Never use strong cleansers and harsh chemicals unless it is necessary. We also suggest using washable rags and cloths as they are more reliable than disposable products.
4. Get rid of the excess
Since you are going to clean each room, it would be best if you see what you can skim off the top. You can start getting broken or duplicate items for disposal or storage as you go from room to room. You can also pack used clothing so you can have a bigger cabinet space. Spending 15 minutes per room can help you get rid of a lot of clutter inside the home.
5. Work with a Timer
Spray cleaning solutions first so that it can sit for a while as you work on other areas. Be sure to work from right to left and top to bottom so you can avoid spreading dust and dirt around the room.
Use a timer so you can focus on cleaning the entire area instead of getting stuck with the minor details. You can allocate 15 minutes per task or 1 or more hours per room.