Spring is the best season to do a good deep cleaning in your home. Many house owners find Spring to be the perfect chance to begin afresh as the Winter is over and the temperatures are starting to become more enjoyable.
Here are some ideas to help you with your Spring cleaning.
1. Start decluttering
It is suggested to take time to declutter your home every three months or so. Collect any old, unnecessary or damaged items such as clothes, bed linen, toys, ornaments, furniture, and even appliances. Gather all of them together in one place for recycling and charity purposes. This is a therapeutic exercise that will make you feel good about your home. It’s always best to live in a place without any mess.
2. Prepare your cleaning kit
If you are planning to clean up, you have to secure all your cleaning supplies such as robust rubber gloves, cloths, sponges, brushes, bleach, all-purpose cleaner, trash bags, and paper towels.
Many of us are used of leaving our cleaning supplies anywhere in the house. When it comes to spring cleaning, it is best to gather the tools first so you do not waste your valuable time spending on looking for your tools all over your place.
3. Set clear goals
Beginning a job as large as spring cleaning your entire household can be overwhelming. The simplest method to keep you from being devastated is to set clear goals before you begin doing the actual work. This will make you stay focused on your task even if you choose to do the cleaning steps one at a time.
Creating a list of objectives you want to meet is the key to an effective goal setting. You may have to develop a step-by-step plan to follow. Begin the process by determining which rooms you aim to clean first. Most of the professional cleaners recommend to clean every room in a circle or else going from top to bottom. You can go whatever way is comfortable for you. At the end of the day, your main goal is to clean out your entire home.
4. Take into consideration the hard-to-reach areas
We all know that spring cleaning is a way of giving yourself a new beginning. It is the ideal opportunity to go beyond your typical cleaning routine, considering all the hard-to-reach areas which generally don’t get much attention.
These hard-to-reach areas include the following:
- Refrigerator coils
- Above ceiling fan blades
- Interior part of the washing machine
- Around your HV/AC vents
- Inside light fixtures
- Beddings and Mattresses
- On and around the windows
- Curtains and blinds
- Door frames and crown molding
- Behind all your toilets
5. Make it fun
It is very important to make the Spring cleaning task as fun as possible for yourself. Spring cleaning is, of course, considered a chore, but this does not mean you cannot make it enjoyable.
If you are doing the task all by yourself, then you might play some pleasant music to lift your mood. You may as well consider rewarding yourself after you can complete the whole task. This way, you can be more motivated and enthusiast to clean the house.
On the other hand, if you are doing the spring cleaning with your family, allow them to get involved. Delegate some age-appropriate tasks to your kids, and turn it into a game for them to enjoy doing it.
Organize a prize to give a reward to whoever can accomplish their chore the quickest. Make sure to fulfill your promise after cleaning the room to give them a treat so they will look forward to more spring cleaning in the future. It will be easier for you to delegate tasks to your family if you are going to give them a motivation to do so.