Spring cleaning dates back to the time when home owners would carry everything outside home as soon as the temperature became bearable. Carpets and bedding were beat out to remove the dirt that built up. The interior of the home was swept and also mopped removing the dust and germs that had collected during the winter months. Now, the process is easier than it was in those days.
Start by getting organized. Develop your game plan and prioritize in order to stay on task. If there is a lot of junk that you will be eliminating from where you live, order a dumpster bin ahead of time so you have an easy method of disposal. Start with the rooms which are your least favorite to clean up. Keep supplies in a container which can be taken from one room to the next.
Plan the big event for a day when you have some help. Let your children take part in tasks that are appropriate for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help you with the heavy lifting. If you be single, find a friend who will help. You might want to offer to do the same thing for them the following weekend. Having assistance will make the work go smoother and the task will seem easier.
The cleaning goes much faster with the right tools. Microfiber cloths will help speed cleaning without just pushing dirt around. Use a steam cleaner for floor clean-up that doesn’t need chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to your cleaner to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without generating a mess. Other accessories will help to clean upholstery or restricted areas. The rental dumpster provides plenty of space for the junk or other items to be removed from your house.
Don’t make the task more complicated than it has to be. Microfiber towels can dust and clean surfaces without having to use a cleaning solution. When washing hard surfaces like for example showers or sinks, apply the cleaning solution allow it ten minutes or more to work before wiping down the surface. Add a cup of water to the microwave oven, heat on high for a minute and allow the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets made to clean dentures to clean toilet bowls quite easily.
Always have an abundance of clean towels to avoid streaking surfaces. With microfiber towels, always rinse in water and squeeze to clean the wet rag. Shake microfiber cloths used dry for dusting, hold inside a trash or plastic store shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as 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 clean all year round. Squeegee the shower after every use to prevent build-up. Keep up with the weekly cleaning of the home. Line trash cans with a liner everytime they are used. Smaller kitchen cans can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When crap begins to build up in your house or garage, call for a rental dumpster and remove unnecessary clutter. Spread cleaning tasks throughout the week with a couple of minutes invested on a daily basis to keep your home looking great all the time.