Spring cleaning dates back to the time when home owners would take everything outside the house as soon as weather conditions became bearable. Mats as well as bedding were beat out to remove the dust that accumulated. The inside of the home was swept as well as mopped eliminating the dirt and germs that had accumulated throughout the winter months. These days, the job is easier than it was in the past.
Start with getting prepared. Develop your game plan and prioritize so to stay on task. If you have a lot of crap that you’ll be eliminating from your home, order a dumpster bin ahead of time so you have a simple way of disposal. Begin with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean up. Keep supplies in a container that can be taken from one room to another.
Plan the big event for a day when you will have some assistance. Let your kids get involved in tasks which are appropriate for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help you with the heavy-lifting. If you be single, find a friend who’ll help you. You might need to offer to do the same thing for them the next weekend. Getting assistance often makes the project go smoother and the task will seem easier.
The cleaning goes a lot faster with the right tools. Micro-fiber cloths will help speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Make use of steam vacuum for floor cleanup that doesn’t need chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to the vacuum cleaner to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help to clean furniture or restricted spaces. The rental dumpster provides loads of space for all your junk or other things to be taken out of the home.
Do not make the job more difficult than it should be. Microfiber cloths can dust and clean surfaces without needing to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces such as showers or sinks, apply the cleaning solution allow it 10 minutes or more to work prior to wiping down the area. Add a cup of water to the microwave oven, heat on high for 1 minute and permit the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets made to clean dentures to scrub toilet bowls quite easily.
Have an abundance of clean cloths to prevent streaking surfaces. With microfiber cloths, rinse in water and squeeze to clean the wet cloth. Shake micro-fiber towels used dry for dusting, hold within the trash or plastic store 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 build-up. Maintain your weekly cleaning of your home. Line trash cans with a bag each time they are used. Smaller restroom cans may be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When stuff begins to accumulate in the home or garage, get a rental dumpster and remove pointless clutter. Spread cleaning tasks through the week with a few minutes invested each day to keep your house looking great at all times.