It is finally here! Spring has arrived! Everything outside is new, clean and fresh. We are all opening our windows to let the fresh air in so the house feels clean! But, what about those cobwebs in the corner and the dust on the mopboards? Now is the time of year when many of us would love to clean our house (as in a deep clean).
I actually LOVE it when I spring clean my house. The house feels clean and fresh and I get a chance to get rid of those things I no longer need or use! For many of you, this may seem like a daunting task. You may be thinking that it takes too much time and/or you don’t even know where to start. I am here to help!
I’ve created several spring cleaning checklists to help you tackle every room in your home: Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom, Living/Family Room.
SPRING CLEANING TIPS
TACKLE ONE ROOM AT A TIME
There is no rule that says you must clean everything in a single weekend. Take the time to clean each room as you can fit it into your schedule. One room may take you two days to clean and another a week. Spend as much time as you need to ensure each room is properly cleaned.
DECLUTTER WHILE YOU CLEAN
As you clean your spaces, it is the time of year to get rid of things you don’t need. Once you clean out the clutter, you will feel less stress and have fewer things taking up space.
START HIGH AND WORK DOWN
Begin by cleaning the cobwebs from the corners of your room. Doing so forces all of the dirt down to the floor and you won’t have to dust baseboards or furniture twice because of the dust that gathered when wiping down the cobwebs along the ceiling.
DON’T FORGET THE WALLS AND WINDOWS
Believe it or not, your walls are dusty. When you clean, don’t forget to wipe them down with a damp cloth to remove any dust or smudges. And when it comes to your windows, you can use the same cloth to clean your blinds and screen to remove any dirt and grime.
MAKE SURE YOU ARE SAFE
Some of the chemicals you may use to clean might be toxic. Make sure you were gloves and masks as may be needed when cleaning. Always double check the labels and never, ever mix chemicals together as you could end up creating gases that could be harmful, or even fatal.
CHANGE YOUR FILTERS
It is important to clean the filters in your HVAC unit a couple of times a year. A great time to remember to do so is when you spring clean the house. You are getting rid of dust and dirt in your home, so you want to make sure the air quality is also improved. No need to do the work if you will still breath the dusty air.
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