Spring cleaning dates back to the time when home owners would take everything outside of the house when the temperature turned manageable. Carpets and furniture were beat to eliminate the dust that accumulated. The inside of the house was swept as well as mopped getting rid of the dirt and germs that had accumulated over the winter. Today, the process is easier than it was in the past.
Begin with getting organized. Develop your game plan and prioritize in order to stay on task. If there is a lot of crap that you’ll be eliminating from your home, rent a dumpster bin in advance so there is a simple method of disposal. Get started with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a bucket which can be taken from one room to the next.
Schedule the big event on a day when you have some assistance. Let your children be a part of tasks that are appropriate for them. Ask teenagers and the man of the house to help with the heavy lifting. Should you be single, have a friend that will help. You might need to offer to do the same for them the next weekend. Getting help often makes the project go smoother and the project will seem easier.
The cleaning goes much faster if you have the right tools. Microfiber towels will help speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Make use of steam cleaner for floor clean-up that does not need chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to the vacuum help with cleaning of cobwebs without generating a mess. Other accessories will help to clean upholstery or small spaces. The rental dumpster gives you plenty of space for all the debris and other items to be taken away from your house.
Please do not make the task more difficult than it has to be. Micro-fiber towels can dust and clean surfaces without the need to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces such as tubs or sinks, apply the cleaning solution allow it ten minutes or more to work prior to wiping down the surface. Add a cup of water to the microwave oven, heat on high for a minute and permit the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets made to clean dentures to scrub toilet bowls quickly.
Have a lot of clean rags to avoid streaking surfaces. With microfiber cloths, rinse off in water and squeeze to clean the wet cloth. Shake micro-fiber rags used dry for dusting, hold inside a trash or plastic shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as the dry rag can no longer be cleaned by shaking, rinse it in water and use for wet cleaning.
The secret to minimizing spring cleaning is to be sure your house is clean all year long. Squeegee the shower after each use to prevent buildup. Keep up with the weekly cleaning of your home. Line trash cans with a liner each time they are used. Small restroom containers can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When junk starts to accumulate in the home or garage, get a rental dumpster and remove unnecessary clutter. Spread cleaning tasks through the week with a couple of minutes invested each day to keep your home looking awesome continuously.