Spring cleaning can be broken down into small manageable tasks. It can be as incredible feeling to know your own house and uncluttered. Here are some steps that I find useful because I’m spring cleaning my house.
Schedule time when you go to spring clean your house. No matter if you do it as long as you set the time to do it. You may want to set up one day and write it on the calendar.
Make a plan and save. Set realistic goals that you want to face the task and the time when you want to achieve. It really helps me to set a specific time when I want to complete the task. Be sure to allow time for breaks, so you do not lose heart in the first ten minutes. Be sure to give you time off. Remember, you do not have to clean the whole house at once!
Create to-do list. Write a small manageable tasks rather than a big, big task. I want to see rapid progress and if I can eliminate some of the task in half an hour I felt like I was cleaning the machine. Instead of writing “clean kitchen” writes something less time as “wipe the closet”. Visit often, and cross off your list of tasks you have accomplished.
Start in one room and take something that does not belong. Take a basket and collect magazines, newspapers, pencils, toys, or anything else that might be lying around that should not have. Take these elements and put them where they belong. Once you finish a room, you can move to the next.
By staying on top of regular cleaning, it makes cleaning easier. This may seem an obvious statement, but it certainly can save much time when spring cleaning comes around.
Take a large cardboard “thrift” box and label. I find this really helped me to put in place to look for things that I no longer use or need and throw it into the box. It is easy to perceive things from time to time and it is a way to quickly eliminate items that are not desirable.
Put on some music and have fun! Clean in one of the things that should be done whether you like it or not, so why not make it fun. Invite some friends to help you or your family to get involved.
Here are some tasks you can include in your spring cleaning.
- Shampoo carpets and upholstery. This work can be very time consuming, but can make a difference, especially in high traffic areas and upholstery fabrics are widely used. Although it may look clean, it is amazing how beautiful carpets and upholstery can keep this good. Be sure to vacuum all before starting the shampoo. Also, make sure you rinse your area was washed with water. If residue is left is too much shampoo attract dirt. Use a good masseur. If you do not, I suggest renting one from a department store or hardware store many of them too. A masseur goodwill not only save time, but the finished product will look much better. Open windows and let in fresh air. This will speed up the drying process.
- Clean doors, door handles, lamps, cabinets, walls and baseboards. I like to use hot water and a little dish soap as a cleaning solution for me. Look closely and you’ll see the dirt that must be removed! I am always amazed at what I found when I get it. I usually do not realize how dirty they were until I started cleaning.
- Dust lamps, ceiling fans, air conditioning vents, frames, curtains, bookshelves and other furniture. I want to record the light and clean all dust and insects that have fallen into or over them. Normally I do not throw them in the sink with soap and warm water and let them air dry on a towel. If it is easier to take a stool and Windex go ahead and use it. I am usually very dirty equipment is much easier to remove and rinse. In the wood furniture I want to use a cotton cloth and lemon to give a nice shine. For fans of the ceiling and I want to use the air conditioning vents and fabric with vacuum attachment of feathers.
- Clean the window frame. In my house it seems to be a trap for dirt. I’ll take a vacuum and clean the worst of the dirt and then take a damp cloth and remove the rest. What makes a world of difference in how my house looks like.
- Did I mention the cobwebs? You can not have a problem with cob webs, but there are those like me who do. You can use a suction hose to suck or if you can not reach them with a hose, you can use a broom. If you use a broom, just put a towel on the hair and sweep the cobwebs. It works great and your ceiling will look great in no time.