Spring cleaning dates back to the time when home owners would take everything outside of the home as soon as the temperature became tolerable. Carpets as well as cushions were beat to remove the dust that accumulated. The interior of the house was swept as well as mopped eliminating the dirt and germs that had accumulated throughout the winter. Today, the task is easier than it was in those days.
Start by getting organized. Develop your plan and prioritize so to stay on task. If there is a lot of junk that you will be eliminating from where you live, order a dumpster bin in advance so you have got a simple method of disposal. Start out with the rooms which are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a container that can be carried from one room to the next.
Plan the big event for a day when you will have help. Let the kids take part in tasks which are appropriate for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help with the heavy-lifting. Should you live alone, get a friend who can help. You may need to offer to do the same for them the following weekend. Getting assistance often makes the work go better and the job will seem easier.
The cleaning goes faster using the right tools. Micro-fiber towels will help speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Employ a steam cleaner for floor clean-up that doesn’t require chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to the vacuum to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without generating a mess. Other accessories will help clean furniture or small areas. The rental dumpster provides you plenty of space for the trash or other items to be taken out of your home.
Be careful not to make the job harder than it should be. Microfiber cloths can dust and clean surfaces 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 glass of water to the microwave, heat on high for a minute and allow the steam to loosen spills. Use Polident tablets designed to clean dentures to clean toilet bowls quite easily.
Have plenty of clean rags to prevent streaking surfaces. With microfiber cloths, always rinse in water and squeeze to clean the wet rag. Shake micro-fiber cloths used dry for dusting, hold inside the trash or plastic shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as the dry cloth can no longer be cleaned by shaking, rinse it in water and use for wet cleaning.
The key to reducing spring cleaning is to ensure your home is clean throughout the year. Squeegee the shower after each use to prevent build-up. Keep up with the weekly cleaning of the house. Line trash cans with a bag every 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 pointless clutter. Spread cleaning projects throughout the week with a few moments spent every day to keep the home looking awesome all the time.