Spring has arrived and along with it the sights and sounds of flowers blooming; birds singing; and bees buzzing. It’s also the time of year that we begin to think about our spring cleaning strategy and get a start on it. There’s just something about spring time weather that makes you want to get this job accomplished and then raise those wonderfully clean windows to hear the sounds of spring come forth. The following are some handy spring cleaning tips that will help you get started on the right track for your cleaning.
Formulate a plan. Don’t start without a plan or you’ll end up jumping from room to room and never finishing one completely. Focus on one room at a time to avoid getting distracted and overwhelmed and distracted. Also, use a process as you clean. First dust ceilings with a broom or dust mop, then clean light fixtures, then furnishings, then windows and finally the floors.
Cleaning Supply Inventory. There is nothing more frustrating than to start cleaning only to find out that you’re out of supplies. Stock up on everything that you might possible need before you start the big clean.
Involve Your Children (if you can). Even young children can help with spring cleaning chores. For example, your pre-schooler can help you to gather pine cones or rake up leaves from the yard. Inside, your toddler can help you as you put winter clothing into storage and get out the clothing for warmer weather.
One At A Time. It’s exciting to get started cleaning and it’s easy to get distracted with various projects throughout the house. But it’s incredibly helpful and sanity-saving to work on one area at a time. Inadvertently, piles of stuff will migrate to other rooms in your house, but those can be tackled when you get to them.
Declutter Before Cleaning. How can you clean your home when there is no space to move around? Decluttering your home can be a pre-spring cleaning project. Take a few minutes out of your day and move a few things around. Do you have any bulky unused appliances or pieces of furniture? Think about storing it in a storage unit. Make a pile for things that you want to keep, and things you wouldn’t mind getting rid of. Store things that you would want to save in a storage unit while tossing unnecessary things away. The first step to cleaning your home is to open up your living environment. Make your home look less cramped and give yourself space to clean!
Open The Windows for Fresh Air. It’s spring! The weather has gotten milder and the wind carries a small breeze. Breathe in the fresh air and not the toxic fumes your cleaner may be releasing. While you’re at it, make sure that your blinds are clean as well. People tend to forget to clean their blinds because of the hassle. Remove the dust, clean your blinds, and feel the wonderful spring weather.
Top To Bottom. Start at the ceiling by dusting the ceiling fan or light fixture then dust the crown molding. Work your way down the walls, over the furniture, all the way to the baseboards and flooring.
Keep It Up. After all your hard work is done make sure that you have a good cleaning schedule in place. Whether you need to make one from scratch or update the one your have, set small daily tasks that will help keep your house in order.