Spring cleaning is always a daunting task. The days are getting longer and the temperature warmer, so the last thing you want is to be stuck inside cleaning. With the sunshine calling, don’t waste all that vitamin D! Here are four quick tips to help the cleaning process move a little faster.
Banish cleaning myths once and for all. For example, newspaper should not be your go-to streak-free cleaner for glass. The ink will bleed onto your hands and potentially the glass, and then you have an even bigger problem. Also, don’t listen to that one friend who told you to put coffee grounds down your disposal for a fresh-smelling kitchen… unless you want clogged pipes.
Write it down. Make a list of what you want to accomplish with your spring cleaning so you can target the areas of your home needing the most attention. Here’s a room-by-room checklist to help get you started, covering everything from degreasing cooking appliances to dusting ceiling fans.
Schedule cleaning time. Instead of taking on the entire house in one day, try to assign certain tasks to anhour each day. Maybe Mondays are for sweeping the porch and tidying the yard while Tuesdays are dedicated to tackling all the bathrooms.
Multitask while you clean. Spend time talking on the phone with your relatives while dusting the woodwork in your house. It will make the process more enjoyable and help time go by faster. Another great multitasking tip is to make your grocery list as you’re cleaning out the fridge. Remember, the goal is toclean smarter not harder!
Once your home is spick and span, reward yourself with some fun in the sun and have your neighbors over for a backyard BBQ! They’re sure to be impressed with your clean and tidy home.