Springtime is the perfect time to clean out the house and get a fresh start. It’s easy for clutter to accumulate in the winter months. Plus, there are certain places that tend to get overlooked in our regular cleaning — ovens, refrigerators, underneath furniture. Not only will doing a thorough clean of your living space make your home a more relaxing place to be, but it’s also not as difficult or time consuming as you might think. Here is how to organise your spring cleaning to be as efficient as possible.
Use The Right Tools
Make sure that you’re prepared for your clean by putting together an arsenal of cleaning supplies. The specifics of what you need will vary but in general, it’s a good idea to have rubber gloves, bin bags, an empty vacuum, sponges, a scrub brush, a mop, a broom and a dustpan at the ready. For cleaning products, you’ll want toilet cleaner, glass cleaner, dish soap, and disinfectant.
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Start With The Easiest Room
One of the trickiest parts of spring cleaning is deciding where to start. If you look at your house as a whole, it can easily get overwhelming. However, tackling one room at a time helps you stay focused and break down the clean into achievable goals. Figure out which room is likely to be the easiest to clean. This could be a small room such as a bathroom or entryway. Or, it could simply be the room that’s already the tidiest.
Have A Plan Set Up
Once you figure out the first room to clean, write down a sequence of the rest of the rooms in your house. Under each room, you can put a few bullet points of the main things that need working on. This will give you a handy checklist to reference as you go through the process.
Remove As Many Items As You Can
With each room that you clean, start by removing as many items as you can from that room. This will allow you to clean thoroughly without having to work around clutter. It also means that once you’re done cleaning, you will replace each item that you want to keep into the room. By making a conscious decision to keep an item, you avoid the pitfall of keeping items you need just because they’re there.
Find A Home For Each Item
Do you find that you have a significant amount of items that just sit around? This can make a space feel somewhat chaotic. As you go through your belongings, give each item a home where it belongs. This could be in a specific drawer, cupboard or shelf. That way there will be no ambiguity when it comes time to put that item away.
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