Spring cleaning dates back to the time when homemakers would move everything outside of the home when the weather turned bearable. Rugs and mattresses were beat to eliminate the dirt that built up. The inside of the home was swept and also mopped getting rid of the dirt and germs which had collected during the winter. Now, the job is much easier than it was back then.
Begin by getting prepared. Develop your plan and prioritize in order to stay on task. If there is a bunch of stuff that you’ll be removing from your house, rent a dumpster bin ahead of time so you have a simple method of disposal. Get started with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a container which can be taken from one room to the next.
Plan the big event on a day when there will be some help. Let your kids take part in tasks which are suitable for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help you with the heavy-lifting. Should you live alone, get a friend who can help you. You might need to offer to do the same for them the next weekend. Getting help will make the work go better and the project will seem easier.
The cleaning goes much faster if you have the right tools. Microfiber towels can help to speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Use a steam vacuum for floor cleanup that does not need chemicals and leaves no sticky residue. Add an extension wand to your vacuum to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without generating a mess. Other accessories will help you to clean upholstery or tight spaces. The rental dumpster provides you a lot of space for all your trash or other things to be taken away from your house.
Please do not make the project harder than it has to be. Microfiber cloths can dust and clean floors without needing to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces such as bathtubs or sinks, apply the cleaning solution allow it 10 minutes or so to work before wiping down the area. Add a glass of water to your microwave oven, heat on high for a minute and allow the steam to loosen spills. Use Polident tablets designed to clean dentures to clean toilet bowls quickly.
Always have an adequate amount of clean rags to avoid streaking surfaces. With microfiber towels, always rinse in water and wring to clean the wet rag. Shake microfiber rags used dry for dusting, hold within the trash or plastic shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as dry cloth 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 home is clean all year round. Squeegee the shower after each use to prevent buildup. Keep up with the regular cleaning of your home. Line trash cans with a bag each time they are used. Small bathroom containers can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When stuff starts to build up in the home or garage, call for a rental dumpster and remove unnecessary clutter. Spread cleaning tasks throughout the week with a few moments spent each day to keep your home looking great continuously.