Spring cleaning dates back to the time when homemakers would carry everything outside of the home once the weather conditions turned tolerable. Rugs as well as furniture were beat to eliminate the dust that built up. The interior of the home was swept and also mopped removing the dust and germs that had collected over the winter season. These days, the job is much easier than it was in the past.
Begin by getting prepared. Develop your game plan and prioritize so to stay on task. If you have a lot of crap that you are eliminating from your house, rent a dumpster bin ahead of time so you have an easy method of disposal. Start out with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean. Keep supplies in a bucket which can be carried from one room to another.
Schedule the big event for a day when you have help. Let your children get involved in tasks that are appropriate for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help with the heavy lifting. Should you be single, have a friend that can help. You might need to offer to do the same for them the next weekend. Having help will make the job go smoother and the task will seem smaller.
The cleaning goes a lot faster using the right tools. Microfiber towels will help speed cleaning without just pushing dirt around. Make use of steam vacuum for floor cleanup that doesn’t require chemicals and leaves no sticky residue. Add an extension wand to the cleaner help with cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help you to clean upholstery or small areas. The rental dumpster provides ample space for the trash and other items to be taken away from your house.
Be careful not to make the task more complicated than it has to be. Micro-fiber towels can dust and clean surfaces without the need to use a cleaning solution. When washing hard surfaces like for example showers or sinks, apply the cleaning solution and give it ten minutes or so 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.
Have an adequate amount of clean rags to prevent streaking surfaces. With microfiber cloths, rinse out in water and wring to clean the wet cloth. Shake micro-fiber cloths used dry for dusting, hold within the garbage or plastic store shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as dry cloth can’t 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 kept clean throughout the year. Squeegee the shower after each use to avoid buildup. Maintain your weekly cleaning of the home. Line trash cans with a liner each time they are used. Smaller restroom containers may be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When debris starts to build up in your home or garage, call for a rental dumpster and eliminate unnecessary clutter. Spread cleaning projects throughout the week with a couple of minutes spent every day to keep your house looking great at all times.