Every year spring rolls around, and it’s time again to start thinking about a deep clean. Spring cleaning is an important part of every family’s home, particularly if you have kids. Even though you may clean your home regularly during the rest of the year, a surface clean only goes so far. It’s vital that once a year, you take the time to get in deep and focus on cleaning those hard to get places that you haven’t thought of in a while. We’re talking deep, real deep.
We’re talking about cleaning your gutters and getting between hard to reach crevices. Before your eyes start to roll into the back of your head, it’s essential to know that spring cleaning doesn’t have to be something that you dread. Make your spring cleaning go much faster and stress-free by following these tips.
Create a Scheduled List
Don’t just dive in without having all of the tasks you hope to accomplish, mapped out. Look around and decide what areas you want to prioritize and what order you should do it in. No matter where you start, it’s important to have a plan of action.
Having a plan makes your workload seem more manageable. Otherwise, you may be so overwhelmed by each room that you fail to dive in at all.
Get Rid Of Clutter
Before you start deep cleaning, you have to get rid of what’s on top. Declutter everything so that you have a fresh slate to clean. Get rid of unsorted papers, unfolded clothes, and clear out the junk from your drawers.
Having less junk to work around will help your cleaning process go much faster and smoother.
Focus On Dust
One of the most important reasons that you should spring clean is to get rid of allergens. Start from the ceiling down and use your extension hose on your vacuum to get rid of everything from cobwebs to dust on your houseplants.
When you think of all of the particles that accumulate throughout the year, it’s reasonable to clean at least once. If one of your family members has allergies, it’s especially critical to clear out all of the dust and allergens.
Don’t Forget The Windows
As the sun starts showing itself again in the warmer months, so will all of the dirt and grime on your windows. It can be shocking to see just how much muck you have on your windows when a sunbeam peeks through. Do yourself a favor, and don’t forget to show your windows some love.
For hard to reach windows, you may need special tools and a ladder. In some cases, it may be worth hiring a professional window cleaner.
By applying these tips and trying to clean a little day by day throughout the rest of the year, you should have a clean home for you and your family to live happily in.