Many people make it a goal to keep their homes clean and clutter-free year-round. However, few people are truly able to keep their homes completely clean all year. This is why Spring Cleaning is unavoidable for most households.
Whether your house is squeaky clean or worse for wear, here are some of the best tips for Spring Cleaning in a post-quarantine world.
Starting with a quick pickup once over can be very helpful to keep your stress levels low. Try speed cleaning your house by first picking up clutter. The thing that makes cleaning stressful most of the time is seeing all the clutter and feeling overwhelmed. If you start with this first, the deep cleaning won’t feel as bad.
A few more simple things to do before you start going deeper are making your bed and having other household members do the same. Doing a quick job in the kitchen is also a good idea. If you have pets, cleaning their spaces will also help with stress levels because these areas tend to stay cluttered.
Before you start, think about whether you have the time and energy to complete your own Spring cleaning. It can be a big task to take on, especially if you already don’t have much time due to a job. If you don’t feel you are up to the task, consider booking professional spring cleaning services to do the work for you.
Starting a checklist of things to clean at least two weeks before is a good idea. This will make sure you’ve covered all your bases. It will also help you find the little things before that you might miss while going deeper.
A few things you might want to include on your list are:
- Ceiling Fans
- Tub and Shower Drains
- Oven and Stove
Trying to clean everything at once is very stressful, and you will often miss little things this way. Deep cleaning one room at a time ensures that you address everything on the list for that specific room, and you won’t have to worry about getting distracted by things in other rooms.
If it helps, design separate checklists for each room. Also, before you start going deeper, re-evaluate the room to make sure you didn’t forget to put anything on the list. After you’ve finished all the items in one room, check again to see if you missed anything before moving on to the next room.
The first mistake most people make is not having a plan. Making a checklist is part of the planning process, but you also need to evaluate how much time it will take you to complete the checklist. After you figure this out, you need to plan time actually to do the Spring cleaning. You might want to consider stretching the cleaning out into multiple days if you are too busy to dedicate a full day. This may also help avoid feeling overwhelmed and stressed.
Don’t rush the process. Trying to get it all done as fast as you can is not the way to go. The whole idea of Spring cleaning is too deep clean your house so that you will feel better. Rushing through this will only make the next time harder because you won’t get as good of a clean.
While speed cleaning your home is very important, you should deep clean your house at least once every year. We hope you found these tips and instructions helpful. Start planning for your Spring cleaning today.