Spring cleaning goes back to the time when homemakers would take everything outside of the home once the weather conditions became manageable. Mats and bedding were beat to remove the grime that built up. The interior of the home was swept and also mopped eliminating the dirt and germs that had collected over the winter season. These days, the job is easier than it was in the past.
Start by getting organized. Develop your game plan and prioritize in order to stay on task. If there is a bunch of crap that you’ll be eliminating from your home, order a dumpster bin ahead of time so there is an easy method of disposal. Get started with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a bucket that can be taken from one room to another.
Schedule the big event for a time when you’ve got some assistance. Let your children get involved 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, have a friend that will help you. You may need to offer to do the same for them the following weekend. Having help will make the project go better and the project will seem easier.
The cleaning goes much faster if you have the right tools. Microfiber towels can help to speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Make use of steam cleaner for floor cleaning that doesn’t require chemicals and leaves no sticky residue. Add an extension wand to the cleaner help with cleaning of cobwebs without generating a mess. Other accessories will help to clean furniture or tight spaces. The rental dumpster gives you loads of space for all the junk or other items to be removed from your home.
Do not make the job harder than it has to be. Microfiber towels can dust and clean surfaces without having to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces like for example bathtubs or sinks, apply the cleaning solution and give it 10 minutes or more to work prior to wiping down the area. Add a glass of water to the microwave oven, heat on high for one minute and allow the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets made to clean dentures to clean toilet bowls quickly.
Have a lot of clean towels to avoid streaking surfaces. With micro-fiber cloths, rinse out in water and squeeze to clean the wet cloth. Shake microfiber rags used dry for dusting, hold inside a garbage 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.
The secret to reducing spring cleaning is to ensure your house is kept clean throughout the year. Squeegee the shower after each use to avoid buildup. Maintain your weekly cleaning of the home. Line trash cans with a bag everytime they are used. Small bathroom containers can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When stuff starts to accumulate in your home or garage, get a rental dumpster and eliminate unwanted clutter. Spread cleaning activities through the week with a couple of minutes spent each day to keep the home looking great day in and day out.