Spring cleaning goes back to a time when the homemakers would take everything outside home as soon as the weather became bearable. Mats as well as cushions were beat to get rid of the grime that built up. The interior of the home was swept and mopped removing the dust and germs that had accumulated during the winter season. Today, the task is easier than it was back then.
Begin by getting organized. Develop your game plan and prioritize so to stay on task. If you have a bunch of crap that you will be removing from where you live, order a dumpster bin ahead of time so you have got an easy way of disposal. Get started with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean up. Keep supplies in a bucket that can be taken from one room to another.
Plan the big event for a time when you will have help. Let your kids take part in 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, have a friend that can help. You may need to offer to do the same for them the following weekend. Getting help often makes the work go better and the project will seem easier.
The cleaning goes much faster with the right tools. Micro-fiber cloths can help to speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Employ a steam vacuum for floor clean-up that does not require chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to the vacuum to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without generating a mess. Other accessories will help clean furniture or tight spaces. The rental dumpster gives you plenty of space for the trash or other things to be removed from your house.
Don’t make the task more difficult than it has to be. Microfiber towels can dust and clean floors without needing to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces like for example bathtubs or sinks, apply the cleaning solution allow it 10 minutes or more to work before wiping down the surface. Add a cup 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 clean toilet bowls quickly.
Always have a lot of clean rags to avoid streaking surfaces. With microfiber cloths, rinse out in water and squeeze to clean the wet rag. Shake microfiber cloths used dry for dusting, hold inside a garbage or plastic store shopping bag and shake to clean. Once the dry cloth can’t be cleaned by shaking, rinse it in water and use for wet cleaning.
The secret to minimizing spring cleaning is to ensure your home is clean all year round. Squeegee the shower after each use to avoid buildup. Keep up with the regular cleaning of your home. Line trash cans with a bag every time they are used. Smaller bathroom containers can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When stuff begins to build up in your house or garage, call for a rental dumpster and eliminate needless clutter. Spread cleaning projects through the week with a few minutes invested on a daily basis to keep the house looking awesome at all times.