During the springtime, the flowers are in bloom, and the birds seem to be singing sweeter songs. For many, this fresh new season is the perfect time to perform a deep cleaning around the home. It can be a considerable undertaking that leads to stress. However, it doesn’t have to take too long when done following some of the steps below.
One Room At A Time
The most effective and straightforward way to spring clean is by cleaning one room at a time. Follow a checklist for each room. And it’s okay to skip anything that has recently been cleaned, or that gets cleaned regularly. Pay special attention to areas that typically get neglected during the winter months.
Clear Clutter And Organize
One of the best things about spring cleaning is the ability to go through everything and declutter. Get rid of anything that hasn’t been used in the last year and has no emotional or financial value. Make piles for donations and trash. If there is time, have a garage sale to bring in a little extra money.
It is never a good idea to tackle spring cleaning alone. Enlist the help of family members to get the job done quicker. Even unwilling participants can lessen some of the workloads. It is also a great time of year to get the whole family working together as a team on a big project. If possible, add an incentive for completing the job satisfactorily.
Tackle Seasonal Jobs
The chores that are saved for specific times of the year can be completed during a deep spring cleaning. Get a head start on spring fun activities by cleaning the patios, grills, windows, and outdoor furniture. Once done, family time outside during the sunny, spring weather will be more enjoyable.
Minimize Cleaning Product Use
When visiting a local store for cleaning products, try to stay away from the dozens that are tempting on the shelves. The last thing that should be done is filling the cabinets with cleaning products that will only be used once. They will be wasted and take up space. This is the opposite of the purpose of a deep spring cleaning. Get a multi-purpose cleaner to get the job done.