There are few rites of spring more satisfying than the annual deep clean. For many people, however, the pleasure comes only after the work is finished. Cleaning your home from top to bottom may never become effortless, but you can make the project more manageable—and even enjoyable. The tips below outline basic techniques that will help you clean almost every surface (or object) in any room, leaving your home refreshed from top to bottom.
Create a cleaning master schedule
Every task goes better when you are organized. To make spring cleaning a little easier, we recommend establishing a regular cleaning schedule. In general, it’s best to start with the areas that will take the most time, as well as those spots that you normally overlook during a standard cleaning.
Get out the clutter first
It’s almost impossible to perform a thorough clean when clutter is dominating the landscape. Sort everything that isn’t where it’s supposed to be into four piles: throw away, donate, put back in its place, orand place into long-term storage.
Progress through each room
If you do a little bit in every room before completing anything in total, you tend to feel like you aren’t making any progress. Instead, conqueror rooms one by one so you can revel in your accomplishment and enjoy the cleanliness of the space.
Work on the seasonal chores
It’s time to get your home ready for the warmer weather! Sweep and dust your patio, including any outdoor furniture. Give the grill a good cleaning so you’re ready to fire it up for your next get-together. Turn your outdoor spaces into places where you and your loved ones will enjoy hanging out.
Avoid cleaning products when possible
Cleaning products have their place, but it’s a good habit to minimize the use of harsh chemicals and toxins that you use during your spring cleaning. Turn to natural solutions whenever possible, or even consider making your own all-purpose cleaner.
Remember to tackle the out-of-reach areas
Doing a deep clean means taking care of everything— and that includes the places you don’t normally see that spend all year collecting dust and grime. Don’t forget to wipe down your blinds, wash window screens, wipe walls and ceilings and dust your ceiling fans.
Establish new cleaning habits
Spring is the time of renewal, so use this as an opportunity to carry the cleaning momentum through the rest of 2020 and beyond! Set reminders on a calendar to tackle new tasks so that you’ll begin to develop good habits no matter the season.
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