How to become a Pro at spring cleaning

Spring cleaning refers to the tradition of deep cleaning your home after the winter months to part ways with the winter blues and any allergens that might have found a way into your home. It also welcomes the new season with a clean house.

In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know on how to do some spring cleaning.

Prepare Correctly

The first steps to deep cleaning are to declutter and gather your supplies. Make sure to pick up any clutter lying around for example clothing, books and toys on the floor can obstruct while cleaning. This is also a good time to sort through items to keep, donate or throw away.

This process also makes accommodations for new things to be added to your house or wardrobe. Having the correct tools and obtaining them before one starts to clean ensures a smooth cleaning operation with no hiccups.

One should also have a game plan for the cleaning project as it is not a one-day job. Start by writing what needs to be done and break it down into a couple of days’ work so that one does not lose motivation or get exhausted.

How to start cleaning

As a rule of thumb, one should start from top to bottom. Starting from hard-to-reach places like the ceilings, ceiling fans, light fixtures and cabinets first will prevent dust from settling on freshly cleaned surfaces.

After cleaning the hard-to-reach places, clean the windows with a good quality glass cleaner, a microfiber cloth and a scraper to scrape off any debris. Cleaning windows secondly, also ensure that no dust or particles fall on cleaned surfaces.

The third step is to clean surfaces such as countertops, furniture, shelves and appliances. Use the appropriate cleaning solution for each type of item to ensure proper cleaning and no damage.

Do not forget your bathroom, it can collect a lot of germs over the months and cause the occupants to get sick. Use a degreaser or a vinegar solution to remove soap scum and water stains. Remember to clean the places that come in contact with your skin like the faucets, toilets and shower doors.

One can start cleaning the floor with an initial dusting and sweep and then another sweep using a disinfectant and a mop. Do not forget to clean and vacuum your carpets and rugs especially if you have pets that shed hair.

Do Not Forget Your Car!

Your car is your mobile home, taking care of it is as necessary as your house. Firstly, check if your car is up to date on its regular required maintenance such as an oil change fluid check and tire pressure. This will ensure longevity and keep your car healthy and in working condition.

One can then declutter the interior and eject all the mats and covers to be cleaned separately. Using a vacuum one could then start cleaning the floorboard and get into every nook and cranny. Make sure to wipe down and disinfect the interior of the car.

An often-overlooked part is the windshield. If there is a crack on the windshield it can not only obstruct the view but also break at high speed which can fatally hurt the people inside a car. If you see a crack or chip on your windshield, a windshield replacement is recommended.

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