Spring cleaning dates back to a time when homemakers would take everything outside of the home as soon as temperature turned bearable. Mats and bedding were beat out to remove the dust that built up. The interior of the home was swept and mopped eliminating the dust and germs that had collected during the winter season. Nowadays, the job is easier than it was in the past.
Start by getting prepared. Develop your game plan and prioritize so to stay on task. If you have a bunch of crap that you will be removing from your house, order a dumpster bin ahead of time so you have got a super easy method of disposal. Start with the rooms which are your least favorite to clean up. Keep supplies in a bucket that can be taken from one room to the next.
Plan the big event on a time when you will have help. Let the kids get involved in tasks which are appropriate for them. Ask teenagers and the man of the house to help you with the heavy-lifting. If you live alone, get a friend who’ll help you. You should offer to do the same thing for them the next weekend. Having assistance will make the project go smoother and the job will seem smaller.
The cleaning goes a lot faster with the right tools. Microfiber cloths can help to speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Employ a steam cleaner for floor clean-up that does not need chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to your vacuum to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help you to clean furniture or small areas. The rental dumpster provides you loads of space for all the trash or other things to be taken out of the home.
Be careful not to make the project more complicated 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 bathtubs or sinks, apply the cleaning solution allow it ten minutes or so to work prior to wiping down the area. Add a glass of water to the microwave, heat on high for one minute and permit the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets designed to clean dentures to clean toilet bowls quickly.
Have a lot of clean cloths to avoid streaking surfaces. With micro-fiber towels, always rinse in water and squeeze to clean the wet cloth. Shake microfiber rags used dry for dusting, hold inside the trash or plastic store shopping bag and shake to clean. Once the dry rag no longer can be cleaned by shaking, rinse it in water and use for wet cleaning.
One of the keys to reducing spring cleaning is to be sure your house is kept clean throughout the year. Squeegee the shower after each use to prevent buildup. Maintain your weekly cleaning of the home. Line trash cans with a bag each time they are used. Small kitchen containers may be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When junk begins to accumulate in your home or garage, get a rental dumpster and remove unneeded clutter. Spread cleaning activities through the week with a couple of minutes spent every day to keep the home looking awesome all the time.