Five Tips for Spring Cleaning
As the weather gets warmer and we make our way back into spring, here are five quick cleaning tips to make sure your spring cleaning goes smooth and easy this year!
Use minimum products
When preparing to start your cleaning, use as few products as possible. Minimizing your cleaning product inventory creates less clutter and confusion. Most of the time, you will just need a good all-purpose cleaner and some rags. Instead of overwhelming yourself with a wide range of cleaners for floors, wooden furniture, and appliances, use an all-purpose cleaner and save time switching between different products.
Create a plan
Organize your home and assign dates to clean different rooms and areas. Begin by making a list of all rooms in your home, including outside. Under ever room, make a list for what needs to be cleaned, it may help to walk through every room and write out the list. Once this is done, including everything that needs to be cleaned outside. Assign dates to every room, schedule bigger projects for weekends and smaller ones for afternoons throughout the work week. This way you have a plan and timeline to get everything cleaned.
Clean out the cabinets!
Spring cleaning is not just about what you can see. Declutter cabinets, fridges, drawers, etc. this will help get your home organized more than anything else. Everything might be clean now, but when you have to start digging through drawers and boxes to find something, your home will quickly become a mess again. Consider purchasing drawer and refrigerator organizers to help contain the clutter.
Lemons work great for cleaning all sorts of surfaces. From faucets to tabletops, lemons are great as a cleaning product. To clean your microwave, squeeze a lemon into a bowl of ½ cup – 3 cups of water and leave the lemon in the water, microwave for about 3 minutes or until it is steamy. Afterwards just wipe out the grease from the insides! Lemons are a natural, cheap, versatile tool to use for cleaning hard to clean areas.
Wash windows on a cloudy day.
When the sun is bright and shining, it can leave streaks from drying out too fast. Instead, wait until it is either cloudy, or the sun is not directly shining on the windows, such as at dusk or in the evening. This goes for mirrors too, turn off any bright lights and use ambient lighting to leave a streak less clean on these surfaces.
Places to not forget
While cleaning, don’t forget to clean out these easy-to-forget places as you complete your spring cleaning!
Wipe down kitchen cabinets
Stove top fans
Crumbs in toaster