Once more, it's that time of year! Now that spring has here, it's time to start planning your spring cleaning. The time is now to start planning your spring cleaning checklist, whether you're preparing for the warmer weather or simply want to freshen up your home after a long winter.
As you begin your spring cleaning, there are a few things you should have in mind. Make sure you have all the necessary materials on hand first. This covers items like garbage bags, gloves, and cleaning supplies. You should also be certain that you have a plan. Make a list of the areas you need to work on, and then decide what you want to concentrate on first.
It's time to get cleaning once you have your tools and plan in place. Start by working on the topics you want to prioritise initially. This could entail organising your living room or performing a thorough cleaning of your kitchen. Make sure everything is tidy and clutter-free as you work your way through your list.
Take a moment to admire your spotless home once you've finished your spring cleaning. To keep your house looking great all year, make sure to stick to your normal cleaning schedule.
Spring Cleaning Household Items
Implement a few of these shortcuts to make your spring cleaning – and your everyday cleaning – much easier.
- Dusting is important work, but you'll save time and need to dust less often if you:
- Regularly change the air filter in your furnace. It will trap dust for you!
- Use dryer sheets, even used ones, as dusting cloths for window blinds and baseboards. They leave a trace of anti-static fabric softener that repels dust and leaves a nice smell.
- Dryer sheets can also be placed inside your furnace/AC registers to trap dust while keeping your house smelling fresh.
- Microfiber dusting cloths are superior to paper towels and other cleaning cloths. You’ll also use less cleaning solution with them, which helps your cleaning supplies last longer.
- If your spring cleaning plan extends to cleaning your vehicles, you'll find that placing one or two pieces of activated charcoal (not the kind for your grill) under the seats will eliminate odors.
- Does your garbage disposal smell funky? Try cleaning the splash guard. After making sure the disposal is turned off, use a disinfectant-dipped cloth to wipe the top and bottom of the black, rubber ring in your sink.
- When cleaning your glass and mirrors, use newspapers instead of cloth or paper towels.
- Newspaper is also great at soaking up juices from leftover food. Try lining your garbage can with yesterday’s news to keep the can clean and stink-free.
- Clean your stainless-steel appliances by applying baby oil to a microfiber cloth and wiping with the grain. Baby oil costs virtually nothing compared to store-bought cleaner.