Spring cleaning goes back to a time when the home owners would move everything outside of the house as soon as temperature became tolerable. Mats and mattresses were beat to remove the dust that built up. The inside of the house was swept as well as mopped removing the dust and germs that had accumulated throughout the winter. Today, the task is easier than it was back then.
Start by getting organized. Develop your plan and prioritize so to stay on task. If you have a bunch of stuff that you will be removing from your house, rent a dumpster bin in advance so you have a simple method of disposal. Begin with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a bucket that can be carried from one room to another.
Plan the big event on a time when there will be help. Let the kids take part in tasks that are appropriate for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help with the heavy lifting. If you live alone, get a friend who’ll help. You might want to offer to do the same for them the following weekend. Having help can make the project go smoother and the task will seem smaller.
The cleaning goes a lot faster with the right tools. Microfiber cloths can help to speed cleaning without just pushing dirt around. Use a steam cleaner for floor cleanup that does not require chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to the vacuum to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help clean furniture or small spaces. The rental dumpster provides a lot of space for the debris or other things to be taken from your home.
Don’t make the task more complicated than it has to be. Micro-fiber cloths can dust and clean surfaces without needing to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces like for example showers or sinks, apply the cleaning solution and give it 10 minutes or more to work before wiping down the area. Add a glass of water to your microwave, heat on high for 1 minute and permit the steam to loosen spills. Use Polident tablets designed to clean dentures to clean toilet bowls quickly.
Have plenty of clean rags to avoid streaking surfaces. With microfiber towels, always rinse in water and wring to clean the wet cloth. Shake microfiber towels used dry for dusting, hold inside a trash or plastic shopping bag and shake to clean. Once the dry cloth can’t be cleaned by shaking, rinse it in water and use for wet cleaning.
One of the keys to reducing spring cleaning is to ensure your house is kept clean all year round. Squeegee the shower after each use to avoid buildup. Keep up with the weekly cleaning of the home. Line trash cans with a liner each time they are used. Smaller kitchen cans can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When crap begins to build up in your house or garage, call for a rental dumpster and remove unnecessary clutter. Spread cleaning tasks throughout the week with a couple of minutes invested every day to keep the house looking awesome continuously.