It’s that time of year again! The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer. That can only mean one thing: it’s time for spring cleaning! This year don’t just go through the motions! Utilize our spring cleaning 101: the ultimate checklist to make sure every nook and cranny of your home is fresh and clean. So, get out your cleaning supplies, and let’s get to work!
Get Rid of the Clutter
Before you can begin cleaning your home, it is a great idea to declutter your space. Start by going through every room in your house and removing any unwanted items. You would be surprised how quickly things pile up. Focus on getting rid of items you’ve all outgrown this past year, such as clothes or kids’ toys.
Consider donating to your local women’s shelter. Sometimes children can have a hard time parting with their things; please take a moment to explain how their donation will help others. You can also find ways to make it fun and less of a headache while tackling this seasonal task.
Attack the Large Surfaces
Your house will look cleaner if you take the time to handle your large surfaces first. These are things like your countertops and floors. If you wipe off all your countertops first, you can sweep, vacuum, and mop anything that falls on the floor all at once. If done in this order, the bonus is shorter cleaning time as you won’t find yourself doubling up on work.
Remember to disinfect all the surfaces that come into contact with food. While cleaning, make a mental map of high-touch areas that you want to focus on disinfecting daily, and make a plan to stay on top of these for everyone’s health.
Tackle the Kitchen
The most dreaded room for many people when it comes to cleaning is their kitchen. The reason is that it takes time and is in use constantly because kids NEVER stop eating. Cleaning it can feel like a futile effort. Make this project your favorite project this year by implementing some easy tweaks. Try putting on a playlist or podcast to distract yourself. You could set a timer and focus on smaller sections in short bursts of effort and when it is all done, enjoy it for a bit longer by ordering your favorite meal. Think of it as a prize for finishing, as well as a way to keep the mess out of your newly cleaned space.
Make It Shine
Now, we focus on smaller items that need some time and attention. Wipe down all the appliances, leave your mirrors streak-free, and give your windows a good scrubbing. Windows are often one of the first places to get dirty, but they’re also one of the last places people think to clean. With clean windows, your home will look brighter, and you’ll also be able to see outside better.
Many little things might slip your mind when spring cleaning, like changing your air filters or vacuuming inside your couch, because crumbs are synonymous with kids. Creating a cleaning schedule that works for your lifestyle can make a massive difference in the state of your home daily. This checklist for spring cleaning can help keep your home looking and feeling its best. So, get to work, and enjoy the results!