Now that the cold winter months are finally behind us, it’s time to breathe some new life into our homes. The winter means that we spend a lot more time inside, cuddled up on the couch, and without really noticing how messy we’re able to be.
That’s why spring is the perfect season for cleaning and tidying; there’s really no way around it as the bright daylight exposes all of our messy secrets.
Here is a quick guide to how you can get that spring cleaning over with a bit more efficiently. That way, you’re able to put your feet back up and enjoy a clean and tidy home as soon as possible.
First: Organize and throw away
Homes that are less cluttered will be much easier to keep clean and tidy. Start your spring cleaning ritual by sorting out your cupboards and wardrobes; you can create piles of stuff to keep, stuff to give away, and stuff to throw out in order to keep it a bit orderly.
If you have children, it’s going to be much easier to get this done quickly if they’re able to do their own rooms. Have a look at the cheapest skips in case you have a lot of things you’d like to get rid of, and you can simply wave goodbye to all the clutter.
Now you’re able to continue hoarding throughout the year so that you can repeat the process next time – and remember to clean out your garage as well, by the way.
Next: Divide the rooms and responsibilities
If you’re cleaning the house or apartment on your own, it’s still a good idea to work your way through each room. That way, you won’t lose your sanity – and you can have a tea break in between each room. Clean the fabrics in your living room, such as the carpets, furniture, and curtains, before wiping off and dusting everything.
The last thing you should take care of is the floor so that you’re not making it dirty again after cleaning it by dusting. Give it a good mop, and work your way through to the next room. With more hands to help out, this will, of course, be much easier; simply give each person the responsibility of cleaning a room, and you’ll all be done in an hour or two.
Remember the appliances
The bathroom and the kitchen tend to be more work than the other rooms. In the kitchen, you have to remember that your appliances need a good wash as well – the fridge, for example, as well as the oven, will last much longer if they’re taken proper care of. Have a look at this article if you’re not sure how to proceed with cleaning the fridge.
Spring cleaning may be a bit of a drag but it feels so good to have a clean home. Make the rest of your household help out, though, put on some music, and it won’t be that much work after all.