Some see spring cleaning as a dreaded chore, others feel there’s nothing like opening up the windows and cranking up the tunes while getting your home squeaky clean! Whether you love it or hate it, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore and the results are almost always worth it!
With these tips and some planning, spring cleaning can be quick, painless, and maybe even a little fun!
Do It All On A Weekend
Set aside a weekend and get an early start on the first day. Plan everything in stages shooting for the afternoon of the second day to finish the job to give yourself time to relax and have a celebratory meal.
Get Everything You Need Ahead Of Time
Prepare ahead of time to get all the cleaning products you need. Nothing can make a large project take longer than having to stop and run to the store for items you need.
Use post-it notes to label things like “store”, “trash”, “keep” and de-clutter your space from the get go! This will clear the space and make it much easier to see what actually needs swept, dusted, polished or deep-cleaned.
Tackle The Big Stuff Early
Taking care of the bigger tasks early on while you are fresh and have the most energy will give you a bigger sense of accomplishment early and make the job feel more manageable as time moves on.
Clean Areas That Are Normally Overlooked
Clean your dishwasher and washing machine by running them empty with a cup of vinegar. Pull out appliances such as the oven and refrigerator so you can get to the crud that collects throughout the year. Doing this once a year can help keep the mess to a minimum.
Hire Professionals To Do The Hard Or Dangerous Stuff
Getting up on a roof to clean gutters and sweep debris off can be quite dangerous. Having a professional roof contractor maintain your roof can also help prevent problems by having a trained eye find potential issues that otherwise would go unnoticed during maintenance.
Finally, reward yourself with a nice bath, massage, or dinner at your favorite restaurant when you’re done. Whatever floats your boat, you deserve to celebrate your success. Spring cleaning can be a tough job, but the satisfaction in knowing your home is clean from top to bottom is priceless.