Spring cleaning goes back to a time when homemakers would take everything outside of the home as soon as the weather became bearable. Mats and mattresses were beat out to reduce the grime that built up. The inside of the home was swept and mopped eliminating the dirt and germs that had accumulated throughout the winter months. These days, the task is much simpler than it was in the past.
Start by getting organized. Develop your game plan and prioritize so to stay on task. If there is alot of stuff that you are eliminating from your home, rent a dumpster bin in advance so there is an easy way of disposal. Begin with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a container that can be taken from one room to another.
Schedule the big event for a time when you will have help. Let the kids get involved in tasks that are suitable for them. Ask teenagers and the man of the house to help with the heavy lifting. If you be single, get a friend who’ll help. You may need to offer to do the same for them the next weekend. Getting help often makes the job go better and the project will seem easier.
The cleaning goes much faster with the right tools. Microfiber towels can help to speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Make use of steam cleaner for floor cleanup that does not need chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to the cleaner to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help to clean furniture or restricted areas. The rental dumpster provides you ample space for all your trash and other items to be taken away from your home.
Be careful not to make the job harder than it has to be. Microfiber cloths can dust and clean surfaces without having to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces like for example showers or sinks, apply the cleaning solution and give it 10 minutes or more to work before wiping down the area. Add a glass of water to the microwave oven, heat on high for one minute and permit the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets made to clean dentures to scrub toilet bowls easily.
Always have plenty of clean cloths to prevent streaking surfaces. With micro-fiber cloths, rinse out in water and squeeze to clean the wet rag. Shake microfiber rags used dry for dusting, hold inside the trash or plastic store shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as the dry rag 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 home is kept clean all year long. Squeegee the shower after each use to prevent buildup. Keep up with the weekly cleaning of the house. Line trash cans with a liner each time they are used. Smaller bathroom cans may be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When junk starts to accumulate in your home or garage, call for a rental dumpster and remove unnecessary clutter. Spread cleaning projects throughout the week with a few moments spent every day to keep your house looking awesome all the time.