With the official start of spring just about a month away now, it’s time to start preparing for the big task of cleaning out the house. Spring cleaning can be a great way to finally unclutter each room, organise it, and get it looking as good as new once again. Make sure you’re prepared by following these useful tips:
Equip yourself with the best supplies
Spring cleaning is meant to be a thorough eradication of the dirt and grime that has accumulated in your home over the past year, so you need to gather up the best supplies to assist you in the undertaking. Some of the best cleaning products and equipment may already be in your home. Baking soda works wonders against soap scum, while a mix of hydrogen peroxide and water is a great solution for getting rid of gunk stuck in the grout of your kitchen floor. Toothbrushes are small but mighty tools when it comes to cleaning hard-to-reach places, while traditional sponges, brushes, mops, and dustpans will be needed elsewhere in the house. Once you’ve gathered the basic supplies and equipment—including a few extra trash bags—put them in a carrier so that it’s easier for you to move from room to room.
Of course, if you’re serious about making your home look spic and span, you might want to invest in some new heavy duty cleaning equipment as well. Carpet steam cleaners are your best plan of attack against that stubborn tomato stain your little one left on the carpet or that glass of wine your hubby accidentally spilled on the couch cushion. You may want to invest in a can of compressed air as well—it’s great for removing the dust from small spaces like computer keyboards.
Don’t forget about the outdoors
While indoor cleaning might be your top priority, remember that the outside of your home has likely seen a lot of wear and tear as the result of the harsh winter weather. Locate the ladder in the garage so that you or your hubby will be able to check the roof for broken or missing shingles and clean out the gutters using a broom, gutter tongs, or a leaf blower. You’ll also want to locate your rake so that you can do a sweep of your property to eliminate debris. If you don’t have one already, invest in a pressure washer so that you can make concrete and paver areas, vinyl siding, or brick walls look as good as new.
Prepare a schedule
One of the most common mistakes in spring cleaning is to take on too much with too little time. For this reason, it’s a good idea to prepare a schedule based on what you can realistically accomplish in just a few hours and spread the tasks over several days. Dividing up the responsibilities like this will make it much easier for you to accomplish your goals and start seeing results when it comes time to clean.
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