Spring cleaning is most commonly referred to as the main time to clean your house from top to bottom every year. The dreary winter months are a perfect time to brighten up the home and get it ready for warmth. Having a list of chores can make cleaning go smoothly and efficiently. Here are some ideas to get you started:
1. Have a list of things you want to clean. Spring cleaning is a time to really deep clean your home. Make a list of everything that needs to be cleaned, and assign the jobs by rooms. Then you can check off the items once you have cleaned them.
2. Start from top to bottom. Start by dusting the ceiling, wiping off light shades or fans, and then work to wipe down walls, blinds, and then eventually the furniture. Having a direction to go can help you remember to clean everything.
3. Spring cleaning is the absolute perfect time to de-clutter. Go through the rooms and closets in your house and see if there are any items that you need to get rid of. A good rule of thumb is that if you haven’t used the item in over a year, you probably aren’t going to miss it.
4. Organize as you work. When going through the rooms review items from your closets, such as bedding and towels. Go through your food items to see if there is any food that have expired. Rotate your seasonal clothing and get ready for warmer clothing items.
5. Spread out your work. You most likely won’t be able to complete your deep cleaning in one day. Choosing 1 – 2 rooms to work on a day and spreading the chores out through out a week-long period will give you chance to properly clean the home, but won’t run you ragged either.
6. Keep your cleaning products with you. A good way to do this is by putting your cleaning products, rags, and scrubbers in a cleaning kit, such as a cleaning apron with a lot of pockets or a cleaning bucket. Cleaning kits free up time from running from one area to another, and make transportation that much smoother and efficient.
7. Don’t forget to clean outside your home as well. There are a lot of things you should clean annually outside your home as well. Compile a list to do outdoors, such as organizing your garage, cleaning the gutters, washing fences, raking the lawn, washing the patio, hosing the driveway, etc. If you have a yard and garden it is also the perfect time to prepare the flower and garden beds too.
8. Hire help. Spring cleaning, as mentioned above, is a huge job. If you don’t have time, desire, or ability to spring clean this year leave it to the professionals to get the job done quickly, efficiently and smoothly.