This year the spring season begins on March 20 and runs through June 21. While it’s not uncommon to have cold temperatures and even snow during the early days of spring, it’s still that time of year we associate with hope, brighter days, and renewal. As a season of renewal, it’s the perfect time to indulge in spring cleaning.
Spring cleaning for your home doesn’t have to be a heavy task. It can be completed in portions and with a plan in place, you’ll be done in no time and ready to enjoy the more temperate weather.
Have a Game Plan: Tackle Tasks Room by Room
Any large-scale project can benefit from a plan, and breaking that plan down into smaller parts makes it more manageable. A cleaning checklist is one way to keep track of what needs to be done and what has already been tackled. The best checklists divide the cleaning room by room and it’s recommended to work in one room each day, especially when balancing the cleaning project with work, family, and general life stuff.
A printable cleaning checklist can help keep you organized, but if you prefer technology, there are several cleaning apps for keeping track of household tasks.
When setting your game plan, don’t forget to include the exterior of the home and spaces not used daily:
- Deck, patio, balcony, front porch
- Outdoor furniture
- Garage and shed(s)
- Basement, crawlspace, attic
Choose Smart and Simple Cleaning Products
Visit any store that sells cleaning products and you’ll find multiple aisles full of items promising to get the job done. Often we grab for the product we’ve always used (or the one our family used) because it’s what we know. One trick for successful spring cleaning is to rely on multi-use products. It helps keep things simple and easy when you can use one product to clean multiple areas. A multi-use product also means less expense and fewer items to store.
Prefer natural cleaning ingredients? Good Housekeeping has several cleaning solutions that can be made at home with ingredients like lemon, vinegar, baking soda, and tap water. Always be sure to test a small spot before using any cleaning solution to make sure it’s safe and won’t damage materials.
Enlist Everyone to Pitch In
The old adage, “many hands make light work” applies when it comes to successful spring cleaning. Let’s be honest, it’s a lot of work to clean a home both inside and outdoors. Enlist everyone living in the home who is able to pitch in. Even young children can help pick up toys and other small tasks (with supervision). Consider giving kids a dust cloth and letting them wipe down the baseboards in their room.
Hire Extra Help for Certain Tasks
No matter how organized or capable we may be, sometimes it’s more beneficial and safer to hire extra help to complete certain tasks. Professional carpet cleaners, mold removal, window cleaning, and gutter cleaning are all spring chores that can be hired out.
Look to United Window Cleaning for more than just windows. While our teams can easily clean your exterior and interior glass, we are also available for professional gutter cleaning. In addition, our teams clean screens, storm windows, skylights, chandeliers, coach lights, ceiling fans, and do high area dusting.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and get a jump on your spring cleaning.