words Al Woods
Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to get your home in top shape for warmer months. Usually, homes are closed up in winters to conserve heating, which can lead to accumulated dust and poor air quality. Spring cleaning is an excellent way to clear out the mess and start fresh.
Understandably, cleaning corner to corner is a mammoth task that can seem impossible. We’re happy to share our useful tips to make spring cleaning more manageable. Take a look.
Make a Plan
It’s unlikely that you completely gave up cleaning in the winter months. Most people at least do the bare minimum of vacuuming floors, wiping countertops, and so on. This means you don’t necessarily need to deep clean every single surface. It would be helpful to make a plan detailing areas of the house that were neglected.
Spread It Out
Getting spring cleaning done in one day can be quite overwhelming. Instead, break it down into smaller tasks and spread it over a few days. Set aside an hour every day and take up one room at a time.
High-quality supplies can make cleaning so much easier. For fast and efficient cleaning, you should get a microfibre cloth, spin mop, sponge, tile brush, and so on. You have the option to purchase or make your own cleaning solution. It’s a great way to save more and at the same time have an eco-friendly cleaner.
Before you start scrubbing or wiping anything, declutter your home. Consider donating or selling anything you no longer need.
This is also a great time to go through your wardrobe. The best way is to take out everything and only put back items that you’ll actually wear. Are you struggling to decide what to get rid of? Invite a friend over to help you out.
Play Favorite Tunes
For some people, cleaning can be enjoyable and therapeutic, while others find it monotonous. If you fall under the latter category, playing your favorite tunes can be motivating. Alternatively, you can also put on a TV show, but nothing too distracting!
Don’t Forget Cabinets
Don’t make the mistake of just cleaning surfaces that are in front of you. The insides of the cabinets are most probably filled with dust. Use a microfiber cloth and all-purpose cleaner for dust-free cabinets.
Clean Up Appliances
When was the last time you dealt with sauce splatters inside the microwave, bread crumbs in the toaster, or burnt bits in the oven? Set a day aside to deep clean appliances.
If your toaster has a crumb tray, clear it out. Next, use a slightly damp cloth to wipe it clean. Similarly, microwaves can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. To eliminate any strange odors, microwave a bowl with a few teaspoons of vanilla extract.
Wipe Down Doors & Windows
Spray all-purpose cleaner on window frames and doors and use a cloth to wipe them clean. Get a squeegee for streakless and shiny window panes.
Tackle Junk Drawer
We all have a drawer that is filled with the most random items. Trust us, it won’t take you forever to organize your junk drawer, you just have to commit.
Reorganize Toiletries, Skincare & Makeup
Have you boarded a ton of skincare, makeup, and toiletries over the years? Check expiration dates of all products and throw away items that have expired. Reorganize products for better access and aesthetic appeal.
Discolored grout can ruin the visual appeal of your walls, splashbacks, and floors. Apply a specialized cleaner and use a brush to scrub your grout clean.
We are all guilty of collecting too much stuff. And unnecessary things take up space, collect dust, and wear you down. Spring cleaning is an opportunity to maintain a hygienic living environment as well as promote mental wellbeing.