So how’s it coming with your Spring Cleaning?
Spring is well underway and everyone’s enjoying the chirping of the birds, the warm spring breeze, and the sunlight finally breaking through the clouds. But with the lure of the nature so strong, many homeowners have been putting off their spring cleaning routine. After all, the spring is not all sunshine and rainbows, and people suffering from allergies know that best.
Spring is a season of change, and what better time to get your home fresh and clean than right now! Spring cleaning is a thorough process involving everything from reorganizing your closets, scrubbing your toilet, washing the carpets and drapes to cleaning every nook and cranny you may have forgotten about during the winter.
While some people make spring cleaning a family activity, others let professional cleaning companies like Deluxe Maids give their home a thorough overhaul. Roughly 3 out of 4 US citizens consider spring cleaning a regular annual ritual, and if you haven’t started your spring cleaning yet, here are a couple of tips on how to get going and get the most out of it.
Make a plan (and stick to it)
Go through your home and analyze which parts need cleaning the most, and which parts are not so neglected. Analyze how much time you’ll need to clean each area of your home. The places that you might have neglected during the winter are a great place to start. From there create a schedule and a checklist and stick to it.
Remove the clutter
Before you get to the actual cleaning you’ll need to remove all the clutter. Chances are some of the items you no longer need have a single purpose: to gather all the dust. Therefore, before you get to actual dusting and scrubbing, organize your closets, drawers, and shelves and remove all the items you don’t use or need.
Work from the Top Down
When you finally start doing the messy work, you need to have a method. Start from the ceiling and work your way down to the floor. This way all the dust and debris will end up on the floor, so you can collect it all once you start vacuuming. If you just clean everything blindly, you’ll end up dusting and vacuuming multiple times.
Use a Professional Vacuum Cleaner
If you don’t have the time or resources to thoroughly wash your carpet and furniture, you should at least use a professional HEPA Vacuum. This specialized vacuum cleaner can help you eliminate, dust, dirt, allergens, and bacteria from the furniture and your home. Health experts recommend using these vacuums to purify your air and minimize your exposure to allergies this season. These vacuums can be expensive and can be used every once so often. However, a professional cleaning company uses HEPA vacuums by default, so you should consider hiring one to help with your spring cleaning.
Don’t Neglect Windows and Walls
When cleaning, people usually stick to floors and furniture, but they don’t remember that even windows and walls need cleaning. A lot of dust settles on the windows and walls. Fortunately, all you need to clean them is a damp cloth. Alternatively, a steam cleaner can help you take care of your windows faster and more efficiently.
What is your FAVORITE part of Spring Cleaning? (Come on, let’s get some positive energy going on up in here!)
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