Spring cleaning is something we always promise ourselves we’ll do this year, and then all we end up doing is putting the vacuum round for a few minutes and dusting off the TV. Already our resolutions are off to a bad start! However, when you have a few tips and tricks on your side to turn spring cleaning into speed cleaning, it’s going to be easy! After you’ve gone out and bought all of your supplies, make sure you put them to good use with some speedy hacks you might not of thought of before now.
Set Up a To Do List
Yes this seems obvious, but so many people don’t do it! If you don’t know where to start, how can you start? So, sit down with a pen and paper and just scribble out the parts of your house you just can’t stomach anymore. Make sure you include the details, as we can forget quite a bit when it comes to wanting to sit down after watering all the plants.
It also makes sure you tackle the big projects first and leave the smaller things til later. If you get the window cleaning and the ceiling wipe down out of the way first, you can put the swiffer away. That’s a couple of hefty activities quickly done and dusted already.
Do a Bit of Research
Is the fridge really the only place you can clean by mixing bicarbonate of soda with a bit of water? How do you know a bit of windex is all you need to make sure the panes stay glossy for another season? If you do some research beforehand and get the advice your parents ended up never passing on, your spring clean is going to get a lot easier.
For example, with just a quick google search, you can find out you’re going to need to sanitize your sink every once in a while to make sure there’s no germs lingering there from any foods you’ve washed off. Similarly, you can disinfect the cleaning sponges by popping them in the microwave for a minute on the high setting. It’s all in the details really!
Using this to your advantage means you won’t need as many materials and thus won’t need to fork out as much for the deals on cleaning supplies at the supermarket. If you can save money, then absolutely do so!
Buy Some Products to Make Things Easier
Keeping things clean can take a lot of effort, and a lot of time, out of your daily schedule. We get in from a hard day at work and notice there’s fluff all over the carpet or mold on the windowsill. Then we think to ourselves, ‘How did it get this bad?!’ If you’re finding yourself in this kind of situation, hit the shops for some physical hacks you can put in place to fend off those dust bunnies and rust monsters for longer.
Instead of using kitchen roll or paper towels to clean things up in the kitchen, try using cloths instead. Although we hear a lot about how these cloths can become a breeding ground for bacteria, when you have a microfiber cloth that’s on a strict diet of water, this can easily be cleaned away itself. It’s a lot cheaper in the long run and they’re reusable, meaning you can just throw them in the wash when they’re dirty to keep everything spic and span for when you need them again.
You should also invest in a new broom with fine bristles to make sure you get all the crumbs and flakes up off the kitchen floor. On the other hand, make sure you’ve gotten rid of the old one in the back of the cupboard; it’ll be covered in dust!
Hire Some Professionals
So you’re not going to need to do this for about 95% of the cleaning you’ve got on your list, but when it comes to something heavy duty like the cockroaches we can find in the yard, it’s time to call in the experts.
Try out a service like pestcontrol.us, as this is going to be a lot easier on your mind for a long time. If you know the right care and time was taken to make sure the nasty critters aren’t coming back to interrupt your wonderful couch time or dinner service, you can relax and focus on the more important things.