Spring cleaning dates back to the time when homemakers would move everything outside the house as soon as the weather turned manageable. Rugs and cushions were beat out to eliminate the dust that accumulated. The inside of the house was swept and mopped removing the dirt and germs which had collected over the winter months. Today, the task is easier than it was in the past.
Begin with getting organized. Develop your game plan and prioritize so to stay on task. If there is alot of junk that you are eliminating from your home, rent a dumpster bin ahead of time so you have got an easy way of disposal. Start with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a bucket which can be taken from one room to another.
Plan the big event for a day when you will have help. Let your kids be a part of tasks that are appropriate for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help you with the heavy-lifting. If you live alone, get a friend that will help you. You may need to offer to do the same for them the next weekend. Having assistance will make the job go smoother and the job will seem easier.
The cleaning goes a lot faster with the right tools. Micro-fiber cloths will help speed cleaning without just pushing dirt around. Make use of steam cleaner for floor cleanup that doesn’t require chemicals and leaves no sticky 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 areas. The rental dumpster gives you loads of space for the junk and other items to be taken away from the home.
Do not make the task more complicated than it should be. Microfiber cloths can dust and clean floors without having to use a cleaning solution. When washing hard surfaces such as tubs or sinks, apply the cleaning solution allow it 10 minutes or more to work prior to wiping down the area. Add a cup of water to the microwave, heat on high for a minute and allow the steam to loosen splatters. Use Polident tablets made to clean dentures to scrub toilet bowls easily.
Have plenty of clean cloths to avoid streaking surfaces. With microfiber towels, rinse out in water and wring to clean the wet rag. Shake microfiber towels used dry for dusting, hold inside a garbage or plastic store shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as the dry cloth no longer can be cleaned by shaking, rinse it in water and use for wet cleaning.
The secret to reducing spring cleaning is to ensure your home is clean throughout the year. Squeegee the shower after each use to avoid build-up. Keep up with the weekly cleaning of your home. Line trash cans with a liner each time they are used. Small bathroom containers can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When stuff begins to build up in the home or garage, get a rental dumpster and remove unwanted clutter. Spread cleaning projects throughout the week with a couple of minutes invested each day to keep the home looking great continuously.