Spring cleaning dates back to the time when homemakers would take everything outside the house as soon as weather conditions became manageable. Mats as well as furniture were beat out to get rid of the grime that built up. The inside of the home was swept as well as mopped eliminating the dirt and germs that had collected over the winter season. Now, the process is easier than it was back then.
Begin with getting prepared. Develop your game plan and prioritize in order to stay on task. If there is a lot of junk that you will be removing from your house, rent a dumpster bin ahead of time so you have got a simple method of disposal. Start out 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.
Plan the big event for a time when you have some assistance. Let the kids be a part of tasks that are suitable for them. Ask teenagers and the man of the house to help you with the heavy lifting. Should you live alone, get a friend that can help you. You might need to offer to do the same thing for them the following weekend. Getting help can make the project go better and the job will seem easier.
The cleaning goes much faster if you have the right tools. Microfiber cloths can help to speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Use a steam vacuum for floor cleanup that doesn’t need chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to the vacuum cleaner to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help to clean furniture or tight areas. The rental dumpster provides plenty of space for the debris and other items to be taken away from the home.
Please do not make the task harder than it should be. Micro-fiber cloths can dust and clean surfaces without the need to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces such as bathtubs or sinks, apply the cleaning solution and give it 10 minutes or so to work prior to wiping down the surface. Add a glass of water to the microwave oven, heat on high for one minute and permit the steam to loosen spills. Use Polident tablets designed to clean dentures to scrub toilet bowls quickly.
Have an abundance of clean towels to prevent streaking surfaces. With micro-fiber cloths, rinse in water and squeeze to clean the wet rag. Shake microfiber cloths used dry for dusting, hold inside the trash or plastic store shopping bag and shake to clean. Once the dry rag 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 kept clean throughout the year. Squeegee the shower after each use to prevent build-up. Maintain your regular cleaning of the house. Line trash cans with a bag everytime they are used. Small bathroom cans may be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When debris starts to build up in your home or garage, call for a rental dumpster and eliminate unwanted clutter. Spread cleaning projects throughout the week with a few minutes spent each day to keep the house looking awesome day in and day out.