Spring is here and that means it’s time for a fresh start—and a clean start! Spring is the perfect time to say out with the old and in with the new. It’s also a great time to do a deep clean of your house after a long winter. It may seem like you have a lot of work ahead of you! But before you tackle your spring cleaning, here are a few tips and guidelines to help you tackle the mess!
Plan out your cleaning.
You can build your schedule and your checklist on a calendar. Figure out which days of the week you’re going to clean and choose parts of the house to clean on each of those days. Think about which rooms need the most cleaning and prioritize them. And when you complete a room, check it off to see your progress!
Start with de-cluttering.
Before you think about how to clean a room, you should think about decluttering it. You can save a lot of time and space by getting rid of things that you no longer need. Try a garage sale, donate items to a charity, or fill up your recycling bin. You’ll find it much easier to clean and organize once the unnecessary clutter is out.
Get the family involved.
If you’re not the only one that lives in your home, you’re not the only one responsible for keeping it clean! Spring cleaning is the perfect time to give the kids a few extra chores. Plus, it makes a huge difference in workload when the rest of your family is involved.
Work from top to bottom.
When you think about cleaning a room, start with the ceiling and work your way down. Save the floor for last. This will help you avoid double cleaning as dirt, dust, and debris fall down on your furniture or floor.
Think about the air.
Coming home should be a breath of fresh air, so don’t overlook air quality! Make sure to clean the dust that builds up over your windows, vents, and ducts. Consider using air filters or air purifiers to make sure you’re breathing clean, healthy air. And when you use cleaners, try something that won’t leave behind harmful fumes—something like our Get Clean® line.
Use the right tools.
It’s a lot easier to clean your home when you have the right tools for the job. Save the tissues and paper towels, and make sure you have a fresh set of sponges, brushes, and dusters to do your cleaning; they are reusable and can help you cut back on waste.
Choose the cleaners that fit.
Different cleaners may have different applications! You may need something more powerful for the bathtub than you do for the dining room table. Keep this in mind as you’re choosing cleaners for spring cleaning. Also, always make sure to use green cleaners so you’re not putting harmful fumes and chemicals into your home like the ones that can come from some conventional cleaning products.
Once you’re ready to get cleaning, use these tips as a guide and you will be done in no time. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy your fresh, clean home!