Spring cleaning goes back to the time when the home owners would carry everything outside of the house when the weather conditions became bearable. Rugs and cushions were beat to reduce the grime that built up. The inside of the home was swept and also mopped getting rid of the dust and germs which had collected during the winter months. Nowadays, the job is easier than it was back then.
Begin by getting organized. Develop your plan and prioritize in order to really stay on task. If you have a lot of crap that you will be eliminating from your house, order a dumpster bin ahead of time so you have an easy way of disposal. Get started with the rooms which are your least favorite to clean up. Keep supplies in a bucket which can be taken from one room to another.
Schedule the big event for a day when you will have some assistance. Let the kids be a part of tasks that are appropriate for them. Ask teenagers and the man of the house to help you with the heavy-lifting. If you live alone, get a friend who will help. You might want to offer to do the same for them the following weekend. Getting assistance often makes the project go better and the job will seem easier.
The cleaning goes much faster if you have the right tools. Micro-fiber cloths will help speed cleaning without just pushing dirt around. Make use of steam cleaner for floor cleaning that doesn’t require chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to your vacuum cleaner to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without generating a mess. Other accessories will help you to clean upholstery or tight spaces. The rental dumpster gives you a lot of space for the junk or other things to be removed from the home.
Don’t make the job more difficult than it has to be. Microfiber cloths can dust and clean floors without the need to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces such as tubs or sinks, apply the cleaning solution and give it 10 minutes or so to work before wiping down the area. Add a cup of water to your microwave oven, heat on high for one minute and allow the steam to loosen spills. Use Polident tablets designed to clean dentures to completely clean toilet bowls quickly.
Always have a lot of clean rags to prevent streaking surfaces. With microfiber towels, always rinse in water and wring 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 no longer can be cleaned by shaking, rinse it in water and use for wet cleaning.
The secret to reducing spring cleaning is to ensure your home is kept clean all year long. Squeegee the shower after each use to avoid build-up. Keep up with the weekly cleaning of the home. Line trash cans with a liner every time they are used. Small kitchen containers can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When junk starts to build up in your house or garage, get a rental dumpster and eliminate needless clutter. Spread cleaning tasks through the week with a few minutes spent on a daily basis to keep your home looking great continuously.