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Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Home

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Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Home

It’s finally spring, which means it’s time to deep clean. Whether you’re a year-round cleaning fanatic or you dread picking up the dustpan, there’s no better time than now to clean your home. A new season means a fresh start. Follow these simple but effective tips to help your spring cleaning go smoothly.

  1. Start by printing a checklist and making a schedule.

Before you reach for the broom, take a moment to create a cleaning schedule. This will hold you accountable for actually finishing your spring cleaning. Using a checklist, like this one from Taste of Home, will assure that you don’t miss any steps you might not have thought of.

  1. Get rid of junk and unused items.

We’re all guilty of hanging onto stuff we really don’t need. Prior to deep cleaning a room, go through the items inside it and sell, donate or throw away what you no longer need. De-cluttering will not only clear up the room, but will also clear your mind and reduce stress.

  1. Take it room by room.

Often the most efficient way to go about cleaning your entire house is to clean one room at a time. Using the checklist you found, go through each room individually and take the necessary cleaning steps for that room.

  1. Split the cleaning into multiple days.

If you have an entire day to dedicate to spring cleaning, that’s great news. Not everyone has a free day, though, which can seem like an issue. Instead of trying to tackle the whole house at once, break it up into multiple days. You could assign one room per day, or maybe just a couple rooms per week depending on how busy your schedule is. This will also prevent you from becoming overwhelmed and rushed.

  1. Work from top to bottom.

Starting from the ceiling down will assure that all dust and debris will be collected. If you vacuumed first and dusted the ceiling fan last, you might find yourself re-vacuuming which is never fun.

  1. Don’t forget to clean those uncommon places.

Many locations, such as the walls, doors, air conditioner filters and many more often get skipped over when spring cleaning comes around. Spend some time wiping down walls, doors, windows, handles, trim and other uncommon places. Cleaning your air filter will also help you stay healthy as you head into the spring season.

  1. Don’t give up!

Deep cleaning your entire house or apartment is a time-consuming and often daunting task. Keep yourself motivated by playing music, rewarding yourself with a treat or taking relaxation breaks. You’ll be glad once you’re finished, so don’t quit until you’re finished.

One of the best ways to begin the new season with a fresh start is by spring cleaning. By following these simple steps, you can have the confidence to finally get started. Happy cleaning!