One of the most exciting times of the year can also be one of the busiest. Now that the winter season is finally past us, warmer weather is starting to shine its way in. Although we are eager to spend most of our free time enjoying the warm sun, spring is also known for its rainy days, giving us more time to stay busy cleaning before the first day of summer. We have prepared a list of great tips to help you stay motivated while cleaning your home.
Spring Cleaning Tips:
- Clean from top to bottom: Begin with your ceiling, lights, fans, walls, then lamps. These areas are known for keeping lots of dust trapped without you noticing. By starting from higher areas, you’ll prevent needing to sweep and mop multiple times.
- Start with your most challenging areas: As you work your way from harder areas to least, you won’t burn out knowing your next area to clean is easier than the one before.
- Clear vents, clean air: Your vents can be difficult areas to reach but can be totally worth the clean. Vents can hold lots of dust and debris, causing them to easily spread throughout your home, which can really affect you people with allergies. Hiring a professional can be very beneficial if you’re looking for a thorough job.
- Upgrading lightbulbs: Changing your lightbulbs to more proficient bulbs can help with your current lighting and energy bills.
- Going greener: While cleaning your home, try using reusable rags to prevent wasting one time use paper towels. You can also use nontoxic cleaning products such as lemon, baking soda, and vinegar for your cleaning methods.
- Cleaning out storage containers: You may have storage containers that have not been touched for months or even years. It may be time to go through them and toss the junk you have not been using or want. This is a great way to create more space for storage and saving money from buying more containers.
- Removing clutter: Spring cleaning does not just mean dusting, scrubbing, and washing. It also means getting rid of any old junk.
Now that you have a better idea on how to save time and plan out your cleaning process, you will want to get started right away. Before you put on your favorite cleaning gloves, you may want to learn more about how to properly clean some of the toughest rooms in your home. The kitchen, bathroom, and living room are the top three toughest areas because they are the most used throughout any day.
- Cabinets: Cabinets can easily and quickly become dirty and sticky especially when handling food. Remove the junk and gunk!
- Clutter removal: Countertops and cabinets can become easy places to keep almost anything on or in. Remove any junk you may not need, put away items in their proper places, and consolidate areas for better organization and more space.
- Fridge: Deep clean your fridge inside & out; pulling out all drawers and washing all areas can help remove any odors and stains hidden in your fridge.
- Dusting: Dust and wipe off the tops all appliances like your fridge, stove, microwave, etc.
- Sweeping and mopping: Move around your appliances and any other items that you can sweep and mop under to clean out those hard-to-reach places.
- Vacuum fridge coils: Cleaning out your fridge coils can help keep your food and drinks cooler and increase your fridge’s lifespan.
- Clean the pantry: Your panty is another area that can easily collect expired food and dust over time.
- Deep clean your oven/stove: If you are constantly using your oven/stove, it can easily become covered with crumbs and grease from cooking. It can also be a main source for bad odor in your kitchen.
- Dusting, wiping, and polishing: Living rooms typically have plenty of décor from picture frames to small decorations that will collect dust over time. Furniture will also require dusting and polishing to restore its shine.
- Vacuuming: Don’t forget to vacuum your floors including underneath and behind furniture.
- Blankets & throw pillows: These can also become easily dirty and contain bad odors but can also be easily cleaned by washing them in a washer.
- Bath mats and shower curtains: These can be washed or replaced to keep your bathroom looking and smelling clean.
- Tub/shower: Even though your tub/shower is where you clean yourself, over time they can build up residue. Your tub/shower also needs a cleaning itself from time to time. This includes your shower liners as well. You can wash any plastic or vinyl curtains on "gentle" in your washing machine or you can simply replace them.
- Bathroom decorations: Dust and polish any decorative items or remove and replace them if not needed anymore.
Now that you have gone through the proper tips and reminders of areas not to forget, you are ready to start your own planning for a successful spring cleaning. For any additional junk being removed from your home, you can contact Smith Brothers Junk Removal. We handle all types of junk removal in Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Dane, and Ozaukee County. We are a team of junk removal professionals that are fast, reliable, strategic, and efficient.
Smith Brothers also handles trash hauling and recycling for old junk you may not need or want anymore. Don’t wait; contact us immediately and you can be that much closer to a well-deserved cleaned out and fresh home or business. Contact us today and one of our representatives will get you on our schedule.