Spring cleaning goes back to a time when the homemakers would take everything outside home as soon as the weather conditions became bearable. Rugs and bedding were beat out to reduce the dust that built up. The inside of the home was swept and mopped getting rid of the dirt and germs which had collected during the winter season. Now, the process is much easier than it was in the past.
Start with getting prepared. Develop your plan and prioritize in order to stay on task. If you have a lot of junk that you’ll be removing from your house, order a dumpster bin ahead of time so there is a super easy way of disposal. Begin with the rooms that are your least favorite to clean up. Keep supplies in a container that can be taken from one room to the next.
Schedule the big event for a time when you’ve got some help. Let the kids get involved in tasks which are appropriate for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help you with the heavy lifting. Should you be single, have a friend who’ll help you. You may need to offer to do the same for them the following weekend. Getting help can make the project go better and the job will seem smaller.
The cleaning goes faster using the right tools. Micro-fiber cloths will help speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Use a steam vacuum for floor cleaning that doesn’t need chemicals and leaves no residue. Add an extension wand to the cleaner help with cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories will help clean furniture or restricted spaces. The rental dumpster provides you a lot of space for the trash or other items to be taken from your house.
Please do not make the task harder than it should be. Micro-fiber towels can dust and clean floors without the need to use a cleaning solution. When washing hard surfaces like for example tubs or sinks, apply the cleaning solution and give it ten minutes or more to work prior to wiping down the surface. Add a cup of water to the microwave, heat on high for one minute and permit the steam to loosen spills. Use Polident tablets made to clean dentures to clean toilet bowls easily.
Always have a lot of clean cloths to avoid streaking surfaces. With microfiber towels, rinse off in water and wring to clean the wet rag. Shake microfiber rags used dry for dusting, hold inside a trash or plastic shopping bag and shake to clean. As soon as dry cloth can no longer be cleaned by shaking, rinse it in water and use for wet cleaning.
One of the keys to minimizing spring cleaning is to be sure your home is clean all year long. Squeegee the shower after every use to prevent build-up. Keep up with the weekly cleaning of the house. Line trash cans with a liner everytime they are used. Small kitchen containers can be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When stuff starts to accumulate in your home or garage, get a rental dumpster and eliminate needless clutter. Spread cleaning activities through the week with a couple of minutes spent on a daily basis to keep the house looking great at all times.