Cleaning is not a once-in-a-blue moon process, it is a habit you need to practice on a daily basis. Most people come out with excuses to postpone the cleaning ventures, but if you look at it carefully, postponing will only add up the load.
In many cultures, the annual cleaning in every household occurs at the very end of the year, usually in or after the winter or at the beginning of the spring. This is where the term spring cleaning comes from. But in modern times, it is metaphorically used to refer to any kind of heavy-duty cleaning during any time of the year.
Well, spring cleaning indeed is a hectic job without any doubt. It takes a full day of hard work to get it done. So, we, at first, need to convince ourselves about why do we need to do this. To start, spring cleaning is a chance to reset everything at your home. It allows you to complete all the small cleaning chores that you were willing to do for so long but for some reason couldn’t. Adding to that, spring cleaning is a lifesaver because it staves off bigger problems like mold takeovers! Who doesn’t hate molds! You will also be able to clean those areas that vacuum cleaners can hardly make to. Once you do all these, you will get satisfaction. And besides, it will allow you to live in a healthy environment. Another big one, you can make sure that certain maintenance chores are done in this time. So, why not?
Now, if that convinces the mind to go for a deep spring cleaning, let’s jump to the main thing. As we mentioned, it indeed is a hectic and daylong job to do. So, things have to be pretty organized from the very beginning. Firstly, a checklist should be made regarding what is needed to be done. Also, priorities have to be set. Secondly, identify the chores that you procrastinate on. Thirdly, pick the tasks that you want to do. This will allow you to do those that you have been wanting to do for a long but haven’t done it. Fourthly, it is better to make the choices based on time. The chores that need much time for cleaning and drying should be done at the very first of the cleaning process. Fifthly, always go from harder ones to easier ones. Put the harder tasks and labor-intensive chores at the top of the list.
Now that we have an idea about how things should be done, let’s have a look at a few tips for your deep home cleaning:
- The most effective way is to approach the house room by room. This will make the whole process more organized and efficient.
- Follow the 4-step approach for the clutters: identifying problem areas, analyzing reasons for the clutters, determining solutions, and implementing the remedies.
- Do not consider it to be a special or heavy chore, rather think it to be a regular household and involve your family members in it. Even the youngest ones can be excellent helpers.
- Keep your cleaning products to a minimum. Go for all-purpose cleaners and microfiber cloths. These will be quite efficient than others.
- In the case of windows, wait for an overcast day and start from the shady side of the house as the direct sun may lead to streaks.
- If your oven does not have any self-cleaning function, place a hot and wet cloth on top of the burnt spots to soften the gunk.
- To freshen shower drains (not unclogging them), pour a mixture of half a cup of baking soda and quarter a cup of table salt in the drain followed by a cup of heated vinegar. Keep it there for 15 minutes and then pour hot water for at least 30 seconds.
- Just a reminder: make sure to look at the manufacturer’s label before tossing your bedding items into the washing machine.
To be honest, these are just a few tips. Nobody can cover all these things at once. Besides, different people face different challenges while doing so. You certainly may do it on your own, but why not handing the responsibility over to the professionals? You can go for Go Spotless cleaning services as we have quite a lot of experience about what needs to be done. Why not give it a try?