Beautiful spring is here, and it’s a new day once again. It’s definitely great to celebrate it by going out on a picnic and camping with friends—as well as cleaning the house from top to bottom.
However, spring cleaning can be hard and time-consuming, which is why we’ll share easy spring cleaning tips with you today. Doing them will enable your house to look sparkly clean, healthy, and comfy for everyone!
1) Ask your family to help out
Because spring cleaning is physically demanding work, it helps to get your family to cooperate with it, including the children.
But, teach the little ones first how cleaning task is properly done. Let them know the dos and don’ts as well as the safe ways of doing the job, for instance, they should wear a mask when dusting the cabinet and not touch poured glass cleaning liquid.
However, if this cannot be done and you lack the time, hiring a qualified cleaning professional is advisable.
2) Clean rooms one by one
Cleaning an entire room first before going to the next is more effective than focusing here and there little by little. After all, the result you want for each room is a thorough deep clean.
To achieve this, you can create a checklist with items that need to be cleaned like curtains, carpets, upholstery, table, knick-knacks, and so forth. This will help you organize everything and save time.
Also, if you have cleaned an area or thing recently, you can skip them. Instead, it’s better to focus on cleaning areas that have accumulated dust and grime over the last winter.
3) Clear away the clutter
From our everyday activities and shopping, clutter easily piles up. Examples of this are shipping boxes, receipts, brochures, cereal box posters, unused items, etc.
Concerning these things, you have five choices: store, donate, recycle, sell, or dispose of them. Since, as much as possible, you want your home to be tidy and dust-free after the spring cleaning.
If this isn’t done, they will just make the house more crowded, invite pests to hide and nest in them, which ultimately, can affect the productivity and health of you and your family.
4) Use homemade cleaners
Nixing chemically toxic cleaners and using natural cleaning items or mixtures have a lot of advantages.
They’re effective, are mostly safe around children and pets, and are easily made with readily available items at home like baking soda and white vinegar.
Let us give you a couple of examples below:
Use vinegar to remove the hard deposits on your showerhead. It doesn’t only mar its appearance, but it also reduces the water flow when you take a bath.
Another is to use lemon rinds and hot water to clean the inside of your microwave. First, squeeze out the juice to a 1/2 cup of water, place the wrung rinds in it, cover it with a paper towel or plastic lid cover, and heat in the microwave for 3 minutes.
When the timer stops, leave the microwave door closed and wait for 5 minutes. This will soften the grime in the microwave and give it a fragrant scent, and then wipe the interior of the appliance clean with a dry cloth.