Are You Ready For Spring Cleaning?
The sun and good weather indicate the arrival of spring. However, allergies also appear with spring, and to prevent dust and pollen from causing you any problems, we recommend that you start spring cleaning.
Prepare your home and complete a general review of each area. We’ll help you to keep everything pristine with this practical and efficient guide. Grab your cloths and mop, and get to work!
The importance of spring cleaning
If you’re one of those people who takes advantage of the change of season every year to give your home a general clean, spring cleaning can also help you to avoid allergies. It’s about making it ready for the arrival of good weather and creating a safe haven to return to every day. Follow these tips to enjoy the benefits of order and cleanliness.
Make a plan for your spring cleaning
Doing general cleaning when the change of season arrives requires a lot of time and dedication. That’s why we advise planning. In this way, you’ll be more efficient.
So, the first thing is to sit down with a coffee in hand, a piece of paper, and a pen, and take a few minutes to write a good plan of action. Start by making a list of tasks and assign time to each of them. Be as realistic as possible and don’t try to finish everything in two days…stay calm!
The next action is to check if you have everything you need. Make sure you’ve got enough products, sponges, cloths, and scouring pads to carry out your cleaning tasks without interruption. There’s nothing worse than realizing required items are missing when you’ve already started.
Where do I begin? Kitchen and bathroom
We suggest that you start your spring cleaning in the kitchen and bathroom areas since they’re the spaces that require the most work and dedication.
Start by cleaning everything you can see: the furniture, the walls, the countertop, the shower screen (in the case of the bathroom), the toilets, etc. Then, dedicate yourself to emptying the cupboards and take the opportunity to sort through and put everything back. Throw away everything that’s already expired and. In the case of the pantry, place the products with the oldest use by date, closer to the front.
The turn of the rooms
Now that you’re done with the hard work, it’s time to complete the rest of the rooms in your house. It’s better to dedicate a day to each room, so you’ll avoid being in a hurry.
The first thing to do is to remove the dust from ceilings and walls, either with a cloth or, better yet, with a vacuum cleaner. You can clean the scratches and stains on the walls with a cloth dampened in soapy water. Next, empty all the shelves so you can clean and sort them and put everything back in its place.
Spring cleaning: textiles
Spring is the best time to clean all the textiles and rugs in your home. Also take into account the upholstery of the sofa, chairs, cushions, and blankets.
Don’t forget to wash the curtains. You can put them in the washing machine using a short spin program and hang them wet so they don’t wrinkle.
As for the rugs, it’s time to store them and swap them for lighter ones, made of natural fibers and in soft colors. They’ll continue to warm your home and create comfortable and purposeful spaces, but in a less heavy way.
Before storing them, make sure they’re clean and see if you need to take them to the dry cleaner or you can do it yourself at home. Shake them off, vacuum them thoroughly, and protect them with a cloth cover until next fall.
Lightness in bedding
It’s also time to change your bedding in spring and opt for a fresher and lighter one. Wash them before putting away all your comforters, blankets, bedspreads, and duvets.
Once you’ve ensured everything is clean, use vacuum storage bags to store them. With this process the air is extracted with the vacuum cleaner and, thus, your bedding takes up much less space.
With these steps, your spring cleaning will be on point. A good clean and check of the floors and baseboards, and everything will be ready to welcome you to the new season.
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