Spring cleaning dates back to a time when home owners would carry everything outside home once the temperature became manageable. Mats and bedding were beat out to get rid of the dust that accumulated. The inside of the home was swept as well as mopped removing the dirt and germs that had collected throughout the winter season. Nowadays, the process is easier than it was back then.
Start by getting organized. Develop your plan and prioritize in order to stay on task. If you have a bunch of crap that you’ll be removing from where you live, rent a dumpster bin ahead of time so there is a super easy method of disposal. Start out with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a bucket which can be carried from one room to another.
Schedule the big event on a time when there will be some assistance. Let your children be a part of tasks that are suitable for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help with the heavy lifting. If you live alone, find a friend who’ll help. You should offer to do the same for them the following weekend. Getting help will make the work go smoother and the project will seem smaller.
The cleaning goes a lot faster using the right tools. Micro-fiber towels will help speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Make use of steam cleaner for floor clean-up that doesn’t need chemicals and leaves no sticky residue. Add an extension wand to the cleaner to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help clean furniture or restricted spaces. The rental dumpster provides ample space for all your debris or other things to be removed from your house.
Be careful not to make the job more complicated than it has to be. Micro-fiber cloths can dust and clean floors without needing to use a cleaning solution. When washing hard surfaces such as bathtubs or sinks, apply the cleaning solution and give it 10 minutes or more to work before wiping down the surface. Add a glass of water to your microwave oven, heat on high for one minute and allow the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets designed to clean dentures to completely clean toilet bowls quite easily.
Always have an adequate amount of clean rags to avoid streaking surfaces. With microfiber cloths, rinse in water and wring to clean the wet rag. Shake microfiber cloths used dry for dusting, hold within the garbage or plastic store shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as the dry rag can’t be cleaned by shaking, rinse it in water and use for wet cleaning.
The secret to minimizing spring cleaning is to ensure your house is clean all year round. Squeegee the shower after each use to avoid buildup. Keep up with the regular cleaning of the home. Line trash cans with a liner each time they are used. Smaller bathroom containers may be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When stuff begins to build up in your house or garage, call for a rental dumpster and eliminate needless clutter. Spread cleaning projects through the week with a couple of minutes invested on a daily basis to keep the house looking awesome day in and day out.