CLEANING YOUR HOUSE EVERY SEASON – SPRING CLEANING
IT’S TIME TO SPRING CLEAN
MAKE A SCHEDULE – You need to make a schedule. It should cover all of the rooms you need to clean and include a checklist for each room. That way you know that you won’t miss anything, and that all your spring cleaning tasks will be done. As an added spring cleaning tip, I suggest that you create time deadlines for each task.
You need to start with those rooms that you least want to clean and do the harder tasks first.
To get you going, here’s a checklist you can use to get started on creating your own schedule.
WORK EACH ROOM IN THE SAME ORDER – With your cleaning you need to start at the top of the room and work to bottom, also moving from left to right, and towards the door. That way, any movement of dust is downwards.
Then, the last thing you do in a room is the vacuum. If you do it any other way, then dust will be displaced and you’ll likely need to cover some areas twice.
CLEAN ONE ROOM AT A TIME – If you clean one room at a time, your cleaning will be completed much more efficiently than if you are constantly moving items around the house.
Got something that needs to be moved to another room? Put it in a box and leave putting that item away until it’s time to go into that room so you don’t get distracted.
DECLUTTER WHILST YOU ARE CLEANING – Your spring cleaning time is also a great time to declutter.
If you need to get rid of a pile of papers or magazines, now is the time to do so.
If you need to donate some clothes to charity, then now is the time to do so.
DON’T FORGET THE WALLS AND WINDOWS – You need to scrub down your internal walls and you need to clean the insides of your windows.
In doing so you’ll give each of your rooms a sparkle the one you may have forgotten exists.
A clean window will allow more bright light into each room and make each room feel more homely.