Spring Cleaning Prep.
We know we’re early, but it’s never too early to prep yourself for spring cleaning! Just think of that extra deep clean you could give your home when the sun comes out, the flowers start blooming, and the birds start chirping.
1.Declutter, declutter, declutter, and then tidy
Whatever you are cleaning, it will be faster and easier if you have less to clean. If you declutter first, then you won’t waste any time cleaning anything that you will later get rid of anyway. After all, according to the National Soap and Detergent Association, getting rid of clutter would eliminate 40 percent of housework in the average home. So get rid of all those old newspapers, magazines, and junk mail – and don’t forget to empty all bins as well at this point!
2. Get the equipment right
A thorough deep cleaning means the ever-daunting tasks of cleaning the light fixtures, storage closets, and other places in your home that you don’t venture into often. Aside from vacuums, mops, and extendable dusters, ensure you have a cleaning caddy ready so there won’t have to keep running up and down the stairs when you need something. You can fill this caddy with things like duster, polish, wipes, soft cloth, plastic bags, rubber gloves, etc. For room specific items, store those things in those rooms so you don’t have to carry them around in your caddy! For example, keep your oven spray on a shelf in your kitchen.
3. Plan your attack
Take a few minutes to work out the easiest order to clean your home. Do you prefer to clean a whole room at a time before moving to the next room? Or do you prefer to vacuum each room before moving onto mopping each room, etc? As a general rule, always work from top to bottom in a room, making sure you don’t clean anything more than once! For example, if you decide to clean the chandelier first with a duster, any dust that will naturally fall onto the carpet will have to then be cleaned up again if you already vacuumed!
Be realistic about your time and delegate. #LiveWEST