Spring cleaning goes back to a time when home owners would move everything outside the house as soon as the weather conditions became manageable. Rugs and bedding were beat to remove the grime that accumulated. The interior of the home was swept and also mopped removing the dirt and germs which had accumulated during the winter months. Nowadays, the process is much simpler than it was in those days.
Begin with getting prepared. Develop your plan and prioritize in order to really stay on task. If there is alot of stuff that you’ll be eliminating from where you live, rent a dumpster bin in advance so you have a super easy way of disposal. Start with the rooms which are your least favorite to clean up. Keep supplies in a bucket which can be taken from one room to the next.
Plan the big event on a day when you will have some assistance. Let the kids be a part of tasks that are appropriate for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help you with the heavy-lifting. If you live alone, find a friend who will help. You might need to offer to do the same for them the following weekend. Getting assistance will make the work go better and the project will seem easier.
The cleaning goes faster using the right tools. Microfiber towels will help speed cleaning without just pushing dirt around. Make use of steam cleaner for floor clean-up that does not require chemicals and leaves no sticky residue. Add an extension wand to the vacuum to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without generating a mess. Other accessories will help to clean upholstery or restricted areas. The rental dumpster gives you plenty of space for all your junk or other items to be removed from your home.
Do not make the job more complicated than it has to be. Micro-fiber cloths can dust and clean surfaces without the need to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces such as showers or sinks, apply the cleaning solution allow it 10 minutes or so to work before wiping down the area. Add a cup of water to your microwave, heat on high for a minute and permit the steam to loosen spills. Use Polident tablets designed to clean dentures to scrub toilet bowls easily.
Always have a lot of clean rags to avoid streaking surfaces. With micro-fiber cloths, rinse out in water and squeeze to clean the wet cloth. Shake micro-fiber towels used dry for dusting, hold inside the trash or plastic shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as the dry cloth no longer can be cleaned by shaking, rinse it in water and use for wet cleaning.
The secret to reducing spring cleaning is to be sure your house is clean all year long. Squeegee the shower after every use to prevent build-up. Maintain your weekly cleaning of the house. Line trash cans with a liner each time they are used. Small kitchen cans may be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When junk begins to accumulate in your home or garage, call for a rental dumpster and eliminate unneeded clutter. Spread cleaning activities through the week with a few moments invested on a daily basis to keep the home looking awesome day in and day out.