Do you want to spring clean like a professional? You don’t need to spend a tonne of money on hiring a spring cleaner this year. Instead, do it yourself. We know it’s awful and there are so many better ways to spend your time. But it’s also necessary, especially if you do not want to spend the summer living in filth. So, to tackle the job ahead of you, we’ve compiled a list of the ten tips for successful spring cleaning. Good luck!
Get the family involved.
Does the sound of a vacuum cleaner make your kids run for the hills? Well, it’s time for that to change. Spring cleaning will go a lot smoother if everyone helps out, including the kids. Assign a room or certain chores to everyone and then promise a big reward at the end of the weekend.
Set a weekend and stick to it.
We all dread spring cleaning but, once it’s done, it’s done. So set up a weekend where there is nothing else on and mark it on the calendar. Most people will put off spring cleaning until ‘the next weekend’ until, all of a sudden, it’s summer. No one wants to spend their hot summer days inside scrubbing the toilet. So make a plan and stick to it.
Make a checklist of chores
If you know what you are up against, the job will go a lot faster. Furthermore, you will get some satisfaction watching each item be slowly checked off the list. The best way is to make a checklist for each room, you can download our Spring Cleaning Checklist! Do one room at a time and then head to the next area. You will find some satisfaction seeing a sparkling room.
Get all your cleaning equipment ready.
There is nothing worse than spending half your day searching for cleaning supplies. Make sure you have everything you need the day before. Go to the shops and stock up and then use a basket to carry around the supplies with you from room to room.
Don’t forget the walls.
Wash the walls from the top down to avoid streaking. This is pretty straightforward and an easy tip to ensure your house sparkles.
Dust from the top and work your way down.
That way you are not spreading the dust around. It is also easier to see what you’ve done when you always have the same starting point.
De clutter as you go.
Spring cleaning is not just about vacuuming and dusting. You should also look into organizing all your winter stuff. Throw away those things you do not need and de clutter those drawers, closets and dressers that are jam packed with winter gear.
Dust first, vacuum later, mop last.
This is the easiest way to avoid cleaning what you just cleaned.
Note repairs as you go.
While you are cleaning, you may see small areas that need repairs around the house. Although it may be tempting to tackle them now and leave the cleaning for later, don’t. Instead, jot down what needs to be done and set up a time next weekend to do it. Or, you could always hire someone or get your husband to do his part.
Finally, reward yourself.
Spring cleaning is no one’s ideal way to spend their weekend so treat yourself to a job well done. And always remember that once it’s done, it’s done and you can hang up your boots and enjoy a clean and dust free home… until next spring!