As you pull yourself out of hibernation mode after the long winter, spring cleaning is the perfect way to spend a productive afternoon or weekend. You’ll need a strategy to get your spring cleaning into high gear, but you’ll enjoy a thorough complete room and home makeover with a few simple steps. If you consider yourself cleaning impaired, or just need to sharpen those organizations skills, here are eight simple steps to get you into cleaning mode in no time:
Work one area at a time. You’re going to be attacking each portion for the room individually to get the most out of your cleaning spree. Zoning in on just one area will help you use your laser-like cleaning skills and sweep away every last piece of dust and dirt. The satisfaction of a completed task is hard to beat, and you can move onto the next area as soon as this one is finished!
Protect those hands! Don’t overlook hand and arm protection with gloves and vinyl plastic as you dip into those harsh chemicals and abrasive formulas. Those sprays and disinfectants can lead to peeling skin, so take the steps to protect yourself.
It all starts with the Swiffer (or it’s equivalent). If you haven’t experienced the joy of using a Swiffer sweeper or other device to instantly pick up dust and crumbs with the power of static cling, you’re missing out on a vital step. Swiffer dusters are flexible and easy to use, and can reach into the tightest spaces; there’s even a wet version for some preliminary mopping of those vinyl floors. Start with a round of Swiffering and you’ll be in spring cleaning mood in no time.
Repair some small projects. If you’re a do-it-yourself guru, head to the hardware store and pick up your tools and essentials to repair that shelf, cracks in the floor or walls, or other small projects. Just updating the little things can set the stage for a complete room makeover.
Spruce up the place with flowers and foliage. Embrace spring in full force with a fresh flower centerpiece and other natural decorations that literally breathe some fresh air into the area.
Pick your drop off site or depository. This is especially helpful if you’re brave enough go ahead with a complete house or apartment cleaning makeover. Pick a central place to throw all your trash and garbage as you move from room to room. This will help you work more efficiently, reducing the number of trips.
Create a garage sale roster. There’s no better time to take inventory of all your knick knacks and extra furnishings than spring season. As you move through each room, rearrange furniture and make note of all the things you don’t need anymore. Set them aside for a future garage sale, and simplify your living space!
Pick up a stain remover. If your home is heavily carpeted, removing those wine spills from the Christmas party should be high on your to-do list. Choose from a spray-on stain remover, or invest in a deep-cleaning steam vacuum to manage the project. If it’s in your budget, a carpet cleaning service may be just what you need to deep clean each area.The cleaning impaired can take advantage of plenty of easy gadgets and cleaning agents to get going on spring cleaning efforts for any room. From the Swiffer duster to DIY maintenance, set aside some time to refresh your living space; and even your perspective!