Once the first sign of spring arrives, we're busy making our to-do list, double-checking it, and stocking up on all the essentials for a thorough spring cleaning from baseboards to ceiling fans. To make this year's deep cleaning the most productive one yet, we've rounded up some of our top spring cleaning tips ever. These hacks, products, and methods are sure to save you time and leave every inch of your home impossibly clean. Whether your spring cleaning routine is an all-weekend marathon or multiple after-work cleaning sessions, these tips and tricks will get the job done faster and more efficiently.
Adapt to your cleaning personality.
Some people are stress busters, while others are task procrastinators. Identifying your cleaning personality is the first step to creating a plan or routine that works for you (not against you).
Create an agenda: Before you start cleaning, create a plan of what areas you want to tackle and in what order. This will help you stay organized and focused.
Spring cleaning is sometimes a hurdle, but it doesn't have to be. Instead, divide tasks into short, highly productive time periods. Here are four things you can clean up in the next 10 minutes. Set your phone timer and make sure you stop it when it turns off to reset. Ready, ready, go!
Dusting: Run a dusting wand over all open surfaces. Apply furniture polish for a quick shine.
Clean Doors and Switch Plates: Using a damp microfiber cloth, remove fingerprints, smudges, and germs from light switch plates and door handle.
Dusty Ceiling Fans: Place a pillowcase over the fan blade and pull it toward you to collect dust. After dusting, use a cloth soaked in warm, soapy water to clean each blade. Then dry.
Baseboards: Use a microfiber mop to quickly clean dust and debris from baseboards. If they are too grimy, you can apply a degreaser and wipe them down with a cloth. It’s easy to overlook these, but cleaning this area can make a big difference in the overall cleanliness of your home.
Use natural cleaning products: Consider using natural cleaning products like vinegar, bon ami, and baking soda instead of harsh chemicals. These products are safer for the environment and your health.
Mix your own all-natural cleanser. Here is a simple recipe by Val, which can be used on quartz, granite, and marble countertops, as well as on appliances and sinks:
3/4 cup of water
3/4 cup alcohol
5 to 10 drops of peppermint, lemon, lavender, or orange essential oil
1 drop of natural detergent
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well.
Spray onto the surface and wipe with a clean cloth.
Declutter: Start by getting rid of any items you no longer need or use. This will make cleaning much easier and help create a more organized space.
Clean from top to bottom: When cleaning a room, start at the top and work your way down. This will help ensure that any dust or debris from higher surfaces doesn't fall onto already-cleaned areas.
Get the right tools: Make sure you have the right tools for the job, such as microfiber cloths, a good vacuum cleaner, and a mop. Having the right tools can make cleaning much easier and more effective.
Make your trash smell better: Keeping trash clean is important for maintaining a hygienic and safe environment, preventing pests and odors, and reducing the impact on the environment. It is important to dispose of trash properly and to regularly clean trash cans and surrounding areas.
Clean the bathroom regularly
Cleaning the bathroom tops the list of most dreaded cleaning tasks. Doing this on a regular basis is important for your health and hygiene, maintaining the appearance of the bathroom, and preventing damage and mold.
Get the whole family involved: Make spring cleaning a family affair by assigning tasks to each family member. This can help make the process more fun and efficient.
Hire professionals! Hiring a cleaning company like Val’s Services can be a great investment for those who want to maintain a clean and healthy home without the hassle of doing it themselves. Now, you can have peace of mind knowing that your home is being cleaned by professionals who are insured and bonded. You can trust that your home is in good hands and that it will be cleaned to a high standard.