Spring cleaning is a way homeowners can organize their home, both inside and outside, to get their home ready for the summer! And as we continue through this pandemic, all homeowners should be properly cleaning their homes to stay germ-free. Below, we have detailed some simple and easy tips and steps to take when you are spring cleaning this year!
Make a checklist
You should always start your spring cleaning process by creating a checklist Remember to take notes of what needs to be cleaned, fixed or replaced. Start with the inside of your home, and go room to room to make sure you don’t forget anything. Regardless of what you start first, you should have a detailed schedule or checklist to help organize your tasks and make sure you’re getting everything that needs to be done.
A great spring cleaning task that will make you more efficient with your space, as well as more organized, is decluttering! Studies have shown that an unorganized home can make stress levels rise. When cleaning this spring, make sure to set aside some time to organize your closets and office, as well as cleanout your “junk” drawers. Decluttering will not only create more space within your home,but make you and your family much happier as well.
Another spring cleaning idea is to clean your windows, both on the inside and outside! During the brutal winter months, there was snow and precipitation, which ultimately makes your windows dirty from the outside. To clean your outdoor windows, you can either use a power washer, which will clean away all of the water stains, or you hand wash them as well. When cleaning your windows from the inside, make sure to use a window cleaner, as well as dust all of the frames and blinds surrounding your windows!
Work from top to bottom
When you’re cleaning, it’s a good idea to start from the top of your house and work your way down. Start by dusting your ceiling fans, tall windows and ceilings. While doing this, a lot of dust and dirt fall, which only makes sense to leave vacuuming until the end!
Get the family involved
Spring cleaning projects can take a lot of time depending on how dirty your home is. A good way to be more efficient and quick while cleaning is getting the rest of the family involved. Delegating easy tasks to children will allow you to get your cleaning done in half the time!
Don’t forget about your air
Lastly, it’s important that you are taking care of your HVAC system, especially during the spring. Make sure you change your air filter to allow for clean, quality air to fill your home!
In order to keep your home looking nice and germ-free, homeowners should perform regular cleaning throughout their home. However, spring is the perfect time to wipe down your appliances and perform cleaning tasks that you don’t do regularly. Use these tips to help you make the best spring cleaning checklist.
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