Spring cleaning dates back to the time when the home owners would take everything outside of the house when the temperature became bearable. Carpets as well as mattresses were beat to remove the dust that accumulated. The interior of the home was swept as well as mopped removing the dust and germs that had accumulated throughout the winter season. Now, the process is easier than it was in those days.
Begin with getting organized. Develop your game plan and prioritize so to stay on task. If there is a lot of junk that you will be removing from your house, order a dumpster bin in advance so there is an easy way of disposal. Start with the rooms which are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a bucket that can be carried from one room to the next.
Plan the big event on a day when you will have some assistance. Let your children get involved 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, have a friend who will help. You might need to offer to do the same thing for them the next weekend. Having help can make the job go smoother and the work will seem smaller.
The cleaning goes much faster with the right tools. Microfiber towels can help to speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Employ a steam cleaner for floor clean-up that doesn’t need chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to your vacuum help with cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help clean furniture or restricted spaces. The rental dumpster provides you a lot of space for the debris and other items to be removed from your home.
Please do not make the job more difficult than it should be. Micro-fiber cloths can dust and clean surfaces without the need 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 area. Add a cup of water to the microwave, heat on high for one minute and allow the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets made to clean dentures to scrub toilet bowls quite easily.
Always have a lot of clean rags to avoid streaking surfaces. With micro-fiber cloths, always rinse in water and squeeze to clean the wet rag. Shake micro-fiber towels used dry for dusting, hold within the trash or plastic store shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as dry cloth can’t 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 home is clean all year long. Squeegee the shower after each use to prevent buildup. Keep up with the weekly cleaning of the home. Line trash cans with a bag everytime they are used. Small kitchen cans can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When junk begins to accumulate in the home or garage, call for a rental dumpster and eliminate unnecessary clutter. Spread cleaning projects throughout the week with a couple of minutes spent every day to keep your house looking great all the time.