The beauty of spring not only lies on the great weather it brings, nor the charm of blooming flowers but also the opportunity to clean our house. After the piles of snow that made general cleaning nearly mission impossible, the spring weather is a welcoming change that makes tidying up easy peasy.
Spring cleaning may have already been an embedded ritual to our culture, but that does not mean everyone has become a pro with it. With these tips, you will be successful.
When you are doing general cleaning, that means cleaning floor to ceiling which can be a lot of work for one person. In order to have a successful spring cleaning, you need to involve the whole family and delegate some tasks respectively.
Delegating responsibility means dividing each task appropriate to every member and dividing the house sections. This will make for easier and faster work. Even young kids can help by cpicking up toys and even vacuuming.
In order to have everyone on board, you need to properly schedule spring cleaning. Pick a date and stick to it. Making a schedule that accommodates everyone will ensure that they are focused on the task at hand, without stressing about other obligations.
Wear The Right Gear
Not everyone can handle the same environments, like dust. Even a little bit and it may cause watery eyes and sneezing non-stop. That is no fun. You may find a lot of dust that has accumulated throughout the year, that is if you have not been cleaning for a while. Wear protective gear like goggles, face masks, and gloves to prevent allergens from messing up your cleanup day.
Pregame Spring Cleaning
If you can, necessary preparations are needed to ensure you are successful in this endeavor. Move out any big furniture you can out of way and aim for an open space floor. This will make cleaning more efficient and effective.
Focus On The Kitchen And Bathroom
Due to being exposed to water and moisture most of the time, our bathroom and kitchen are highly at risk of mold and bacteria growth. If you have any room to focus on in your spring cleaning, it has to be these two. Make sure you thoroughly wipe down cabinets, clean the refrigerator and polish the stainless steel faucets and appliances.
Make sure to check out your pantry and storage areas and throw away any expired or old items in it.
Starts Your Way From Top To Bottom
Always start with the ceiling when you do general cleaning. This is because the debris will go down as per the rules of gravity. If you start from the floor and make your way up to the ceiling the chances are the dust and whatever dirt and grime you have in your house will find its way to the floor and then you will have to do it again.
Using toxic cleaning products should be a thing of the past. Now that we know better, we should always choose to go after products that are environment-friendly and chemically safe for us. If you are looking for an all-natural and cheap cleaning item, go ahead and combine vinegar, baking soda, and water. These are known as effective and non-toxic.
The usual household cleaning products that contain harmful chemicals are cookware cleaner, mothballs, oven cleaner, furniture polisher, toilet cleaner, and bleach. Some of them have sodium hydroxide, 2-Butoxyethanol, ammonia, and perchloroethylene which can cause vapors that are harmful and can be lethal to us.