Spring cleaning goes back to a time when homemakers would take everything outside house once the temperature became manageable. Mats as well as cushions were beat to remove the dust that built up. The interior of the home was swept as well as mopped removing the dust and germs which had accumulated throughout the winter. Now, the process is much simpler than it was back then.
Start by getting prepared. Develop your game plan and prioritize so to stay on task. If there is alot of crap that you’ll be removing from where you live, rent a dumpster bin in advance so you have an easy way of disposal. Start with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean up. Keep supplies in a container that can be carried from one room to another.
Schedule the big event for a day when you have some assistance. Let your kids take part in tasks that are appropriate for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help you with the heavy lifting. Should you be single, find a friend who can help you. You may need to offer to do the same thing for them the following weekend. Having help often makes the project go better and the project will seem smaller.
The cleaning goes faster if you have the right tools. Micro-fiber towels can help to speed cleaning without just pushing dirt around. Make use of steam cleaner for floor cleaning that doesn’t need chemicals and leaves no sticky residue. Add an extension wand to your vacuum cleaner help with cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help clean upholstery or small spaces. The rental dumpster provides you plenty of space for all your trash and other things to be taken away from the home.
Don’t make the project more difficult than it should be. Micro-fiber towels can dust and clean floors without having to use a cleaning solution. When washing hard surfaces such as bathtubs or sinks, apply the cleaning solution and give it ten minutes or more to work prior to wiping down the surface. Add a cup of water to your microwave oven, heat on high for one minute and allow the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets made to clean dentures to cleanse toilet bowls quite easily.
Have a lot of clean rags to avoid streaking surfaces. With microfiber cloths, rinse off in water and wring to clean the wet rag. Shake microfiber cloths used dry for dusting, hold within 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 ensure your house is kept clean all year round. Squeegee the shower after each use to avoid build-up. Keep up with the regular cleaning of the house. Line trash cans with a liner every time they are used. Small bathroom containers may be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When junk starts to build up in your home or garage, call for a rental dumpster and remove needless clutter. Spread cleaning projects throughout the week with a few minutes spent on a daily basis to keep the house looking awesome at all times.