Something about spring drives us to tackle cleaning our homes. After thawing from the cold winter, there’s nothing quite like the crisp, fresh smell in the air accompanied by a newly cleaned home. Keep reading for our list of top tips for spring cleaning.
Cleaning your house doesn’t have to be overwhelming. To start, gather your supplies. From brooms and mops to kitchen and tile cleaner and even a caddy to carry it all in, you’ll need plenty of tools to help you thoroughly clean your place. Check out this list of essential spring-cleaning supplies to get you started.
Once you have all of your supplies, organize your thoughts and priorities in a list. Not only are you able to easily check off when a task is complete, but you can also make a schedule of this list to nail down what needs to be done and by when.
By going from room to room, you’re able to break your home down into smaller areas to help you feel less overwhelmed and avoid looking at spring cleaning as one large project. Spring cleaning also offers you the perfect opportunity to declutter your belongings. Make note of the items that don’t get used or aren’t needed anymore and get rid of them by throwing them away, donating them or selling them.
A few things to be mindful of while cleaning: take the proper precautions for allergies, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. You’ll likely notice dust moving around your home on furniture and fixtures while you’re cleaning – that’s perfectly normal. To avoid allergies, wear protective clothing, like long sleeves and gloves, and a mask if necessary. And don’t be afraid to ask for help from family or friends to tackle certain tasks and get the job done right. You don’t need to do this alone!
A few tips and tricks to get you started:
Search for “Cleaning Hacks” – Did you know that baking soda can be used to clean your sofa? Or that a lemon can help you remove stains from faucets? Search for a list of cleaning hacks online, like this one, to help you better clean certain areas of your household.
Work from Top to Bottom – Start with your ceilings and work down to the floors in each room. This way, you’ll force debris and dirt downwards and avoid having to reclean areas you’ve already done.
Keep in Mind the Needs of Each Room – Each room in your home will have different needs when it comes to cleaning. For example, the bathroom tends to collect dirt and grime and requires special attention when cleaning the bathtub and toilet. For the kitchen, remember to vacuum and mop behind appliances and deep clean your oven. This blog post from Care.com goes into the specific needs for each room.
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