Spring cleaning goes back to the time when homemakers would take everything outside the home once the temperature became bearable. Carpets and mattresses were beat out to get rid of the dirt that accumulated. The interior of the house was swept as well as mopped eliminating the dirt and germs which had accumulated throughout the winter months. These days, the process is easier than it was in those days.
Start by getting organized. Develop your game plan and prioritize in order to really stay on task. If you have alot of stuff that you will be removing from your home, order a dumpster bin in advance so there is a simple method of disposal. Start with the rooms which are your least favorite to clean up. Keep supplies in a bucket which can be carried from one room to the next.
Plan the big event for a time when there will be some assistance. Let your children take part in tasks which are suitable for them. Ask teens and the man of the house to help you with the heavy lifting. If you be single, find a friend who can help. You might need to offer to do the same thing for them the next weekend. Getting help will make the job go smoother and the job will seem smaller.
The cleaning goes much faster using the right tools. Micro-fiber towels will help speed cleaning without just pushing dust around. Employ a steam cleaner for floor clean-up that does not require chemicals and leaves no sticky residue. Add an extension wand to your vacuum to ensure cleaning of cobwebs without making a mess. Other accessories can help to clean furniture or restricted spaces. The rental dumpster provides you plenty of space for the debris and other things to be removed from the home.
Don’t make the project more difficult than it should be. Microfiber cloths can dust and clean floors without having to use a cleaning solution. When cleaning hard surfaces such as bathtubs or sinks, apply the cleaning solution and give it ten minutes or so to work before wiping down the area. Add a cup of water to the microwave, heat on high for a minute and permit the steam to loosen spills. Use Polident tablets made to clean dentures to scrub toilet bowls quickly.
Always have a lot of clean towels to prevent streaking surfaces. With micro-fiber towels, rinse in water and wring to clean the wet cloth. Shake micro-fiber rags used dry for dusting, hold inside the 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.
The key to minimizing spring cleaning is to be sure your home is clean all year round. Squeegee the shower after every use to avoid build-up. Maintain your regular cleaning of the home. Line trash cans with a liner everytime they are used. Smaller kitchen cans may be lined with reused plastic shopping bags. When crap begins to build up in your home or garage, get a rental dumpster and remove pointless clutter. Spread cleaning activities throughout the week with a few minutes invested each day to keep the house looking great continuously.