Spring cleaning goes back to a time when homemakers would carry everything outside house as soon as the weather conditions turned manageable. Carpets as well as cushions were beat out to get rid of the dirt that built up. The interior of the home was swept and mopped getting rid of the dirt and germs which had accumulated over the winter. Nowadays, the task is easier than it was in the past.
Begin with getting organized. Develop your plan and prioritize in order to stay on task. If there is a bunch of crap that you’ll be removing from your home, rent a dumpster bin ahead of time so you have an easy method of disposal. Start out with the rooms which are your least favorite to clean up. Keep supplies in a container that can be taken from one room to another.
Schedule the big event for a time when you will have help. Let your kids be a part of tasks which are appropriate for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help with the heavy lifting. If you live alone, find a friend that can help you. You may need to offer to do the same thing for them the next weekend. Getting assistance often makes the job go better and the work will seem easier.
The cleaning goes much faster with the right tools. Micro-fiber towels can help to speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Make use of steam cleaner for floor clean-up that does not need chemicals and leaves no sticky residue. Add an extension wand to your cleaner help with cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help to clean furniture or small spaces. The rental dumpster provides a lot of space for all the trash or other items to be removed from your house.
Don’t make the job harder than it has to be. Microfiber cloths can dust and clean surfaces without needing to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces such as showers or sinks, apply the cleaning solution allow it 10 minutes or so to work before wiping down the surface. Add a cup of water to your microwave oven, heat on high for 1 minute and permit the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets made to clean dentures to clean toilet bowls quite easily.
Always have an adequate amount of clean rags to avoid streaking surfaces. With micro-fiber towels, rinse off in water and wring to clean the wet cloth. Shake micro-fiber towels used dry for dusting, hold within the trash or plastic shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as the dry cloth 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 be sure your home is clean throughout the year. Squeegee the shower after each use to prevent buildup. Keep up with the regular cleaning of the house. Line trash cans with a bag everytime they are used. Smaller bathroom containers can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When junk starts to accumulate in your house or garage, get a rental dumpster and eliminate unnecessary clutter. Spread cleaning tasks through the week with a few moments invested each day to keep your house looking awesome day in and day out.