We basically do our thorough house cleaning at the beginning of spring. And this has been observed by most Americans.
Since it has been a tradition to clean your house thoroughly during spring, you may find it tiring and daunting, But we are here to help.
Check out these tips before doing your spring cleaning.
1. Get Organized.
Prepare a checklist to set your priorities for getting your home clean while saving time. Try to focus on areas that were mostly skipped during winter and spend less time on the parts that were just recently cleaned.
2. Make a Schedule.
You don’t need to do all the cleaning in a day or in a week. Establish a time on what area are you going to clean and estimate the time you will spend cleaning. Make sure to follow your priority list on your schedule.
3. Put Together the Cleaning Products That You Need.
Keep it to a bare minimum to reduce unnecessary clutter. It would be best to choose natural cleaning products (or you can create your own all-purpose cleaner to save some 💲💲💲) which is healthier and safer for your family. You can help protect your family and keep it environment-friendly.
4. Clear the Clutter.
Check out the problem area and decide what to do with it. Get a box and label them into three groups: trash, donate and keep. Try to move the clutter once you’re done into its designated place. Do the decluttering room by room depending on priority.
5. Clean from Top to Bottom.
Start at the top of the surfaces to allow you to collect all the dust and debris all the way down to the bottom so as not to leave anything on the area that you’ve already cleaned.
6. Clean Wet Areas First.
Wet Areas in the house are bathrooms and kitchens. These areas usually take the most time to clean so it is advised to start cleaning them first.
The bathroom is where you clean your body so it should also be one of the cleanliest places in the house. However, it can become home to bacteria, fungus, and unwanted odors due to water, steam, and added grime. You may need to do a lot of soaking, spraying, and scrubbing while cleaning the bathroom.
The kitchen is the heart of your home so you should always keep it clean and safe. The kitchen is where our food is stored, prepared, and eaten so we should always be aware that bacteria or germs are everywhere. It is important to take the necessary steps to always clean the kitchen to keep our family from getting sick.
7. Clean the Floors Last.
Now your floors will be covered with dust, so it’s time to clean them. Start by vacuuming the floors throughout the house to make sure any bigger pieces of dirt don’t get stuck in your mop. You’ll want to do this even on hard-surface floors, as vacuuming is much easier than sweeping and has the same end result Then, you can mop or clean your floors as needed. Use a disinfectant in your mopping water to keep your home hygienic.
A clean home offers a lot of health benefits. It can improve your mood and can help you avoid sickness. It can even enliven your family and can help combat stress and depression. A thorough spring cleaning that covers the whole house is a great opportunity to establish ongoing cleaning habits, cleaning the house even easier. Try to make a habit of tidying up for 10 to 15 minutes per day to keep your home clean and inviting.