Time flies fast and spring is finally here! That only means one thing – your home needs a good spring cleaning! Who doesn’t want a sparkling clean home at the end of the spring cleaning season? Well, if you’re looking for some tips on how to boost your home’s curb appeal, check out these techniques on how to refresh and update your home from top to bottom! We’ll go beyond the weekly dusting and get your home deep cleaned with this doable checklist that can all be done in just one day!
Prepare Your DIY Cleaning Bucket
Proper preparation helps a lot with speedy cleaning! Before you start the actual cleaning, you need to have everything together in one bucket. You can save time by doing this as you already know where the proper cleaning materials are, and you can just haul it from to room!
What should be in your speed cleaning bucket:
- All-purpose household spray
- Paper towels
- Vinegar and baking soda (always reliable)!
- Trash bags
- Detergent for window cleaning
- Tile cleaner
- Bucket of water
Ready, Set, Clean!
Once you already have all the materials needed, you can then start cleaning from top to bottom so the dust doesn’t ruin your freshly cleaned surfaces!
- Ceilings: To clean high ceilings, use a long-handled duster or a long broom!
- Shelves: Use a microfiber cloth to clean the shelves.
- Mirrors: Spray the panes with an all-purpose hand spray or with diluted vinegar! Spray and wipe all the mirrors in your living room, bathroom and kitchen!
- Carpets and Rugs: Remove stains from your carpet with vinegar and baking soda. Pour vinegar on a pile of baking soda where the stain is, wait for a few moments for it to absorb the stain, vacuum it up, and voila, it’s done!
Remove Cobwebs in the Doorways
You may see them every day, but for someone who’s busy, getting rid of cobwebs from your doorways, painted walls and ceilings can be time-consuming. It’s a sticky situation – no pun intended, so here are a few tips you might need in order to remove cobwebs from your home.
- First of all, watch out for cobwebs during your daily cleaning. They should be removed as you see them. If you don’t have enough time, make a note of where you found them for you to clean later.
- Remove webs using a vacuum. Simply use a handheld vacuum to get rid of any webs you see that are stuck in.
- Check under your furniture: chairs, tables, couches, etc.
- Use a lint roller to remove any cobweb leftovers.
Clean the Windows
Window cleaning is one of the chores that should be in your spring cleaning to-do list. If you want to achieve streak-free and smear-free windows, check out these hints and tips:
- Use a hose to douse your window frames with water. This should be able to remove the annoying dirt, making the task much easier!
- Using a detergent solution, scrub the frames from the top to bottom.
- Rinse with clean water and be sure to remove any detergent residue to avoid hazy windows using microfiber cloths.
Clear the Clutter
Spring cleaning is about disposing of everything that’s unnecessary. You can start with one small area for 10 to 20 minutes so you’ll know what got done after. This would give you a sense of accomplishment and motivates you further. Bring a trash bag with you so that you can see while you’re filling the bag that you’re making real progress. Keep a sorting system for a more organized de-cluttering. Prepare 3 trash bags as decluttering: one bag for keeping, one bag for things to be thrown away, and the other one for donation.
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With all the things you’ve decluttered, you can then decide whether to rent a dumpster or even have a garage sale after.
Get the Family Involved
Spring cleaning can involve a heavy workload so you may need a hand! Getting your family involved makes a huge difference and a great way for the family to bond and work together.
It’s also the best time to tackle individual chores and establish new on-going cleaning habits and routines. Doing this can make the next spring cleaning remarkably easier!
About the Author
Michael has been working online for several years. He is currently the Outreach Manager for Splash & Sparkle. He also loves carpentry, DIY stuff, and love to read when he has time.
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