It feels great to wake up or step into a clean house every day. Cleaning a house can be very tiring, overwhelming, and also time-consuming. Unfortunately, we do not always have this time or the mood to do it. Either way, someone ought to do something for the house to remain sparkling and smelling fresh. How about you spare some time and commit to a deep room-to-room cleaning during the spring season? It all starts by making up your mind about a whole home makeover through clean-up. It will make your space more livable for you and your entire family. If you feel like you are not ready for this, do not feel bad — it’s normal for almost everyone. However, before you dread spring cleaning too much, here are few tips to not only get you started but also go through with it to the end.
1. Make a Plan
2. Have Your Cleaning Gear Ready
Think about all the supplies you will need to clean all areas and surfaces in your house. This includes getting the right vacuum, and your spring cleaning will come out just perfect. Apart from the vacuum, you will need cleaning products, dusting brushes, hoses, and crevice tools. Having all the supplies required makes it easy to clean even tricky areas such as cobwebs on house corners, ceiling fans, pillows, furniture, and tight spaces. You do not need to buy new ones if you purchased them before, but at least confirm they are available and in good condition.
3. The Ceiling Should Be Your First Clean-Up Area
Can you imagine cleaning the floors before the ceiling? This would mean doing double work. Therefore, start by cleaning the top areas coming down. These include the ceiling, the fans, and the walls. Form here, dust the furniture while removing any debris that may have fallen when cleaning the top areas. When you are satisfied with the sparkle up there, go ahead and vacuum the floors. You will save yourself a lot of time.
4. Stay Safe During Your Spring Cleaning
Some cleaning products may have chemicals and toxins that are perfect for cleaning but harmful to your health. Do not expose yourself to such dangers. You have a few options to consider for protection. Think about getting green products such as a steam cleaner for kitchen appliances, tiles, bathrooms, hard floors, or microwaves. Another option, since you cannot steam clean everything is buying green natural products and mix them to give you non-toxic detergent for house cleaning. For instance, you can mix baking soda, white distilled vinegar, and water to make a very reliable, affordable, and non-toxic solution. Finally, if you cannot rely on the two options, use protective gear such as gloves, boots, masks, and safety glasses. As much as you want your house to look sparkling clean, you owe yourself safety.
5. You Must DE-Clutter
We all have those days when we feel too tired or lazy to fold clothes or to throw away empty containers in the kitchen. Do you know where this leaves us? Simply disorganized. This is why de-cluttering is a must during your spring cleaning. Remove all those things that you do not need or use anymore, dust all your surfaces, including drawers on your desk, and organize everything else deemed useful. Your closet and medicine cabinet should not be spared either. Organizing everything in the house make it look cleaner even before you wash other areas, and it gives you peace of mind after a busy day.
6. Remember All Rooms and Surfaces Needs to Sparkle
It is your deep spring-cleaning time, and every part of the house needs a touch for great results. Unfortunately, most people forget or ignore some surfaces such as windows, doors, or walls, among other areas. Do not be these people because dust and dirt can settle anywhere, even if you can’t see it. Wipe the walls and blinds using a dump towel. Visit the kitchen and bathroom and clean everything and every surface, including kitchen towels and shower curtains. You can even remodel the kitchen cabinets to give it a better look. Think about your HVAC system also and identify some of its elements that might need replacement to improve effectiveness. We are offering you some tips on things and trouble areas that people tend to forget. You must check them all to avoid doing a half-baked cleaning work.
If you were stuck wondering where or when to start your spring cleaning, you could not remain stuck anymore. Think about the satisfaction that comes from having a clean home, and follow these simple but useful tips on how to clean out your house during spring.