Anticipating a Big Spring Cleaning? Here’s a Few Tips

Anticipating a Big Spring Cleaning? Here's a Few TipsSpring cleaning can be done any time of year, and you may be planning some early spring cleaning if you’re hosting a major party. Whether you just want the house to be clean during flu season or you like to do a deep cleaning before major holidays, it helps to have some tips to make the process go faster. Here are eight tips to complete a thorough cleaning project in record time.

Work in a Circle

It’s easy to get sidetracked when you’re cleaning and forget where you are. This is how key items are missed, including cobwebs in the upper corner and dust bunnies trapped under the couch. Work in a circle to ensure that you don’t miss anything or lose your place. If you get distracted, it will be much easier to see where you stopped. When working in the bathroom and kitchen, start with the sink so that you don’t transfer dirty sink germs throughout the room.

Use the Box Method

If you’re in a busy household, then your spring cleaning probably includes regular straightening. As you work through the rooms, have three boxes ready for use. The boxes are for trash, donation items and things that belong in other rooms. Having the boxes ready will make tidying and purging a breeze.

Have Your Supplies With You

When you enter a room to start cleaning, make sure you have everything you need. This includes your three boxes, cleaning supplies, rags, the vacuum cleaner and other supplies you use regularly. You should also add a few tools to your cleaning bin. This way, you’ll have what you need to remove and clean air filters, tighten up the loose legs on the coffee table and pry old gum off the floor.

Never Waste a Trip

After you finish a room, empty the boxes. Toss the donation items in a bag and put it in the car. That way, you’ll have it the next time you pass favorite charity thrift store. Take a few minutes to empty the box of items to be put away. As you walk into a room to pull items out and put them away, be on the lookout for other things that don’t belong. Picking up a few misplaced items when you’re in your daughter’s room will make cleaning her space easier later.

Delegate

It may take a little longer to clean if you’re getting the family involved for the first time, but they’ll take more interest in keeping the house clean moving forward. Every time you involve them, it will go a little faster, and it will pay off in the end. Even a young child can use baby wipes to scrub down the lower kitchen cabinets, and older kids can learn the joy of steam cleaning carpets.

Another option is to turn some or all of these chores over to the professionals. If you really don’t mind cleaning the living room but hate scrubbing the bathroom, you can bring in the team at 1st Class Cleaning to do that chore. We offer customized cleaning plans based on your needs, so visit us online or call us at (800) 309-7881 to see how we can help you with all of your spring cleaning needs.

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