Spring cleaning might appear to be a difficult task. You spend a whole day, or possibly a few days, cleaning the entire house. But Spring cleaning doesn't have to be daunting. And it can also serve as an opportunity to declutter. This will ultimately result in a cleaner, more relaxing home. And, you'll have more time outside to enjoy the pleasant spring weather.
Begin by going over your cleaning materials a few days before to the major spring cleaning. Assemble a supply of paper towels and cleaning cloths. Grab the mop and broom, and most importantly - garbage bags. Check all of your favorite cleaning goods' bottles and containers to check whether you have enough. Nothing is more inconvenient than having to stop your spring cleaning to go to the shop for a fresh bottle of Windex or more contractor grade cleanup bags.
We would argue that one of the most important parts of Spring cleaning is decluttering, and identifying items you're ready to part with. Look for stuff you haven't used, and aren't likely to use in the future. Toss old or broken tools, equipment, appliances, broken boxes, cardboard and trash, and anything that's taking up space but is too big for the trash. Now's the time.
The day before the major spring cleaning, have everyone in the family spend some time with you to clean up around the house. You don't want to spend the next day tidying up toys or doing dishes.
Get up early and change into something comfy that you don't mind getting dirty. Put your hair up and dress all the way down to your shoes. Gather all of your cleaning tools in a few minutes and get started.
One room at a time should be tackled. This is far superior to attempting to perform ten things at once. Seeing each tidy space will also give you a sense of achievement.
As the project continues, keep adding to that pile of junk!
Begin from the top and work your way to the bottom. Remove any spider webs and dust from the ceiling corners with a broom or a mop covered in a soft cloth. The light fittings should be dusted. Continue cleaning the countertops, windows and windowsills, and furniture as you progress. Dust the baseboards and vacuum the carpets to complete the job. When feasible, vacuum beneath the bed and move furniture to clean the floor underneath it.
When you arrive to the bathrooms, start by spraying all of the equipment with an all-purpose or bathroom cleaner, paying specific attention to anything that may have built up, like as the soap dish in the shower. Fill the toilet with Clorox. While you work on the ceiling, windows, and counters, let the cleaner soak in. When you go to the sink, shower, and toilet, all you have to do now is wipe them down and clean the interior of the toilet with the brush.
Make sure you get enough of rest and drink lots of water. Cleaning is a delicate task. When you're through, take a lengthy shower, change into clean clothing, and put your feet up. Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done, and then go get some sleep; or a drink. You've earned it.
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