Spring is right around the corner — so it’s time to make some preparations to get your house organized and squeaky clean! With a few housekeeping tips, you’ll be ready to throw open the windows and enjoy the fresh air. Soon.
Get in the mood!
In order to make spring cleaning effective and at least a tiny bit fun, you’ll probably need to prepare yourself mentally. Focus on how great it will feel to transition into spring with a fresh, clean, welcoming home and set a date that you can keep with your cleaning.
Make a list of all the things you want to get accomplished
As you contemplate how to prepare your home for spring cleaning, the priorities will dictate what gets moved where, what supplies you need purchase, and what you take on first.
Leading up to cleaning day, make little steps toward decluttering your home. Put away all of your clothes, get rid of old food from the refrigerator, take out all of the recycling and so on.
Trash Bags, cleaners, rubber gloves are among the list of supplies that you may need. Stock up on door hinge grease, drain clog remover, lightbulbs, and other small things you may find require fixing along the way!
It’s cleaning day- Now what?
Save the Mopping and Vacuuming for last!
Start with dusting all of those hard-to-reach spots such as Ceiling fans, light fixtures, the top of your refrigerator and TV Stands – any of the places you don’t normally clean on your typical cleaning day. Since you are saving the vacuuming for last, you don’t have to worry about the dust on the floor.
Clean your furniture
Likewise, clean out your refrigerator and cabinets early on. Don’t forget to clean underneath and around the coils, where dust and grime can impact your appliance’s efficiency.
Wipe down the walls
After being closed in all winter – it’s likely that your walls have collected more dust than you think they would. If your paint can tolerate a washing, use a sponge mop to do the grimiest work and dry your walls with a soft, clean cloth. If you aren’t sure whether your paint can withstand washing, spot test it somewhere out of sight.
Wash Carpet and Upholstery
Use a carpet cleaner and you will be surprised at just how dirty the water becomes. Likewise, a small upholstery cleaner can be rented for a decent price and will do wonders for your furniture. Be sure you arrange your schedule to leave enough time for it to dry!
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