Spring cleaning dates back to a time when home owners would carry everything outside home as soon as the weather conditions became bearable. Carpets as well as cushions were beat out to get rid of the dirt that accumulated. The inside of the home was swept and also mopped getting rid of the dust and germs that had accumulated throughout the winter months. Now, the job is much easier than it was back then.
Start by getting prepared. Develop your game plan and prioritize so to stay on task. If you have a lot of junk that you will be removing from where you live, rent a dumpster bin in advance so you have got an easy way of disposal. Start out with the rooms which are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a bucket that can be taken from one room to the next.
Schedule the big event for a time when there will be some help. Let the kids get involved in tasks that are appropriate for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help with the heavy-lifting. Should you be single, have a friend that can help. You might want to offer to do the same for them the next weekend. Getting assistance often makes the job go smoother and the work 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 dust around. Use a steam cleaner for floor cleanup that does not require chemicals and leaves no sticky residue. Add an extension wand to the vacuum cleaner to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help you to clean upholstery or small areas. The rental dumpster provides loads of space for all your debris or other things to be removed from your home.
Please do not make the task harder 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 ten minutes or more to work before wiping down the surface. Add a glass 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 completely clean toilet bowls quickly.
Always have an adequate amount of clean rags to avoid streaking surfaces. With microfiber cloths, rinse in water and wring to clean the wet cloth. Shake micro-fiber towels used dry for dusting, hold within the trash or plastic store shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as the dry cloth no longer can be cleaned by shaking, rinse it in water and use for wet cleaning.
The key to reducing spring cleaning is to be sure your house is kept clean all year round. Squeegee the shower after every use to avoid build-up. Keep up with the weekly cleaning of the home. Line trash cans with a bag each time they are used. Small restroom containers may be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When junk starts to build up in your home or garage, call for a rental dumpster and remove needless clutter. Spread cleaning projects throughout the week with a few moments spent each day to keep your home looking great continuously.