Spring cleaning goes back to the time when the homemakers would carry everything outside the home once the weather conditions became tolerable. Carpets and mattresses were beat out to remove the dirt that accumulated. The interior of the house was swept and mopped removing the dust and germs which had collected during the winter. Now, the process is much easier than it was in those days.
Start by getting organized. Develop your plan and prioritize so to stay on task. If you have alot of crap that you’ll be eliminating from where you live, rent a dumpster bin in advance so you have a simple method of disposal. Begin with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a container that can be carried from one room to the next.
Plan the big event on a time when you will have some help. Let the kids take part in tasks which are suitable for them. Ask teenagers and the man of the house to help you with the heavy lifting. If you be single, find a friend who’ll help you. You might want to offer to do the same thing for them the following weekend. Having help can make the work go smoother and the work will seem smaller.
The cleaning goes faster if you have the right tools. Micro-fiber towels will help speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Employ a steam cleaner for floor cleanup that doesn’t need chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to the vacuum to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help to clean furniture or small spaces. The rental dumpster gives you plenty of space for the debris and other things to be taken out of your house.
Please do not make the task more complicated than it should be. Microfiber cloths can dust and clean surfaces without needing to use a cleaning solution. When washing hard surfaces such as showers or sinks, apply the cleaning solution and give it ten minutes or so to work prior to wiping down the surface. Add a glass of water to your microwave, heat on high for 1 minute and allow the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets designed to clean dentures to completely clean toilet bowls quickly.
Have an abundance of clean rags to prevent streaking surfaces. With microfiber cloths, rinse out in water and wring to clean the wet cloth. Shake micro-fiber towels used dry for dusting, hold inside the garbage or plastic store shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as dry rag can’t be cleaned by shaking, rinse it in water and use for wet cleaning.
The secret to minimizing spring cleaning is to be sure your house is clean all year long. Squeegee the shower after each use to prevent build-up. Maintain your weekly cleaning of your home. Line trash cans with a liner every time they are used. Small bathroom cans can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When stuff starts to accumulate in your home or garage, call for a rental dumpster and remove unneeded clutter. Spread cleaning projects through the week with a few minutes invested each day to keep your house looking great day in and day out.