Spring cleaning goes back to a time when the homemakers would carry everything outside of the home once the weather became tolerable. Mats as well as mattresses were beat to remove the dirt that built up. The interior of the home was swept and also mopped removing the dust and germs which had collected throughout the winter season. These days, the process is much easier than it was in those days.
Start by getting organized. Develop your plan and prioritize to be able to stay on task. If there is a lot of junk that you are removing from where you live, order a dumpster bin ahead of time so you have got a super easy way of disposal. Get started with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a bucket which can be carried from one room to the next.
Schedule the big event for a time when you have some help. Let your children be a part of tasks that are appropriate for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help you with the heavy-lifting. Should you be single, get a friend who’ll help. You may need to offer to do the same thing for them the next weekend. Getting help can make the work go better and the project will seem smaller.
The cleaning goes a lot faster if you have the right tools. Microfiber towels can help to speed cleaning without just pushing dirt around. Employ a steam cleaner for floor cleaning that doesn’t require chemicals and leaves no sticky residue. Add an extension wand to your vacuum to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without generating a mess. Other accessories will help clean furniture or small spaces. The rental dumpster provides a lot of space for the trash or other items to be taken out of your home.
Please do not make the job more difficult than it should be. Microfiber cloths can dust and clean floors without the need to use a cleaning solution. When washing hard surfaces such as showers or sinks, apply the cleaning solution allow it 10 minutes or more to work before wiping down the surface. Add a cup of water to the microwave, heat on high for a minute and allow the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets made to clean dentures to clean toilet bowls easily.
Have plenty of clean towels to prevent streaking surfaces. With microfiber cloths, always rinse in water and squeeze to clean the wet rag. Shake micro-fiber cloths used dry for dusting, hold inside the trash or plastic store shopping bag and shake to clean. Once the dry cloth can no longer 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 all year round. Squeegee the shower after every use to prevent buildup. Maintain your weekly cleaning of the house. Line trash cans with a liner everytime they are used. Small bathroom cans can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When stuff begins to build up in your home or garage, get a rental dumpster and remove unnecessary clutter. Spread cleaning projects throughout the week with a couple of minutes spent every day to keep the home looking great all the time.