Spring cleaning dates back to the time when home owners would move everything outside of the house when the weather conditions turned bearable. Rugs as well as furniture were beat out to reduce the dirt that accumulated. The interior of the house was swept as well as mopped removing the dirt and germs that had collected over the winter months. Nowadays, the job is easier than it was in those days.
Begin with getting prepared. Develop your plan and prioritize in order to stay on task. If there is alot of crap that you are eliminating from where you live, order a dumpster bin in advance so there is an easy method of disposal. Begin with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean up. Keep supplies in a bucket which can be carried from one room to another.
Plan the big event on a time when you’ve got some help. Let your children be a part of tasks that are suitable for them. Ask teenagers and the man of the house to help you with the heavy-lifting. Should you live alone, find a friend that can help you. You should offer to do the same for them the next weekend. Having help will make the project go better and the project will seem easier.
The cleaning goes faster using the right tools. Microfiber towels will help speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Use a steam vacuum for floor cleanup that does not require chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to the vacuum cleaner to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help clean furniture or tight areas. The rental dumpster provides loads of space for the junk or other things to be taken from your home.
Be careful not to make the job more complicated than it has to be. Microfiber towels can dust and clean surfaces without needing to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces such as showers or sinks, apply the cleaning solution allow it ten minutes or more to work prior to wiping down the surface. Add a cup of water to your microwave, heat on high for a minute and permit the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets designed to clean dentures to scrub toilet bowls quickly.
Always have an abundance of clean towels to avoid streaking surfaces. With micro-fiber cloths, rinse in water and wring to clean the wet cloth. Shake micro-fiber rags used dry for dusting, hold inside the garbage or plastic shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as the 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 home is kept clean all year round. Squeegee the shower after each use to prevent buildup. Maintain your regular cleaning of the home. Line trash cans with a liner every time they are used. Smaller kitchen containers can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When crap starts to accumulate in your home or garage, call for a rental dumpster and remove unwanted clutter. Spread cleaning projects through the week with a few minutes spent every day to keep the home looking awesome continuously.