Spring is right around the corner and that means it is time to start working on your annual spring cleaning checklist. This is the perfect time of year to give your home a refreshing touch, declutter, and properly sanitize all surface areas. To help make this process a little more enjoyable, here are several spring cleaning tips you should implement.
Create a Schedule
Spring cleaning can be overwhelming, particularly if you try to tackle the entire project in one day. Rather, take the time to spread out the smaller tasks into several days or weeks. Sit down and place deadlines on all of the projects you want to complete. Then, schedule time each day to make these tasks happen. By creating a schedule, you will reduce your stress, you will get more done, and you will be able to better see your progress.
Make Decluttering a Focus
After being cooped up inside during the long winter, it is common for a home to be cluttered. If you don’t have much time or you need a specific task to focus on, spend it decluttering. Go through every inch of your home and organize it. For example, go through the closets, cupboards, drawers, bookshelves, etc.
Again, if you want to declutter properly and you don’t want to become burned out or overwhelmed by this project, make a schedule and focus on just a small area or a certain task each day.
Don’t Forget Your Home’s Structure
During your spring cleaning, don’t forget the structure of your home. For example, take the time to wipe down the walls and baseboards throughout each room. You should also give your windows — both inside and out — a little TLC. It is also wise to wipe down and sanitize all doors, door handles, light switches, cabinet and drawer handles, etc.
Purchase the Cleaners Before You Start
One of the best things you can do to maintain your momentum and to help you find success is to gather all of your cleaning supplies before you begin. Look over your spring cleaning list and determine what specific cleaners, rags, and other equipment that you will need. If there are items in your home, such as certain pieces of furniture, that require specific cleaners, make sure you are aware and have those cleaners on hand and ready to go.
Don’t Be Afraid to Call in the Professionals
There are some tasks throughout your home where it is best to call in the pros. For example, DIY grout cleaning is typically ineffective and a waste of your time. By calling in a professional grout cleaner, they have the right equipment and training to properly sanitize your grout and restore it to its natural beauty. You don’t have to spend your morning on your hands and knees scrubbing this porous substance with a toothbrush.
What is your favourite spring cleaning tip? What do you find is most effective as you strive to deep clean your home?