While cleaning isn’t high on everyone’s list of fun things to do, we do have to put forth some effort to keep our North County homes in tip-top shape. If you’ve put off spring cleaning this year, don’t worry — it’s not too late to get started. In fact, you can tackle the bulk of your spring cleaning projects in just one weekend. Here’s a list of our top tips to help you get a jumpstart on your spring cleaning.
Make a list
First things first — you’ll feel better about diving into your spring cleaning if you know what needs the most attention. Concentrate on the most important areas first. That way, if you don’t get to everything you’ll know that you’ve taken care of the big stuff. The best way to do this is to make a list. This will help you stay on task. If you don’t know where to start, then take it room by room, starting with the rooms you use the most.
Go from top to bottom
In each area of your home that you clean, you should start at the top and work your way down. When you clean the ceiling first, dust and debris will naturally float down to the floor. If you started on the floor, then you’d have to go over it again after you clean the ceiling. No sense in wasting valuable time that could be spent at the beach instead! Use a vacuum or dustcloth to clear the cobwebs from ceiling corners and clean off your ceiling fans. Then clean or dust the furniture before finishing with the floor.
Don’t go it alone
Everyone in your family gets to enjoy your home, so they should have a part in keeping it clean, too. Even small children can help. Assign chores to everyone in the household based on their ages and skill levels. Make it fun by playing music, and reward yourselves after with a pizza party!
Use natural cleaning products
One of the things many people don’t like about spring cleaning is the harsh chemical smell it can create. You can eliminate those toxic odors by using natural cleaning products instead. Steam cleaners are excellent for cleaning floors and surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms. You can also create your own cleaning products with everyday items you already have including vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and water.
Get rid of the clutter
As you’re cleaning, you may discover that you have a lot of unnecessary clutter. Instead of stuffing it back in the closet, make a vow to finally deal with it. Items that still have life left in them can be donated. Other items may need simple repairs. Trash should be thrown out or recycled. If you have any hazardous items, then be sure you dispose of them properly.
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