As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, its time to break out your mop and broom for Spring cleaning! Giving your house a refresh is the perfect way to welcome the new season, so we’ve rounded up some Spring cleaning tips to make your experience safer, more efficient, and more enjoyable!
1. Make yourself a killer cleaning playlist.
Dancing along while you clean will keep you engaged and boost your mood as you slog through your cleaning duties. I suggest making a playlist full of upbeat and fun tunes that will keep you boogying away the boredom! Here’s one of my favorites on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX7KNKjOK0o75?si=VUnsyZe0TQytvy-OJHheaQ
2. Make yourself a cleaning task list.
Making a list of your cleaning tasks can help you stay organized and keep yourself from getting overwhelmed with all the cleaning you want to do. Depending on how much time you have, choose one or more tasks off of your list and feel accomplished when you cross it off!
3. Clean in sections.
It can be overwhelming to try and clean your whole house at once, so it can be easier to manage if you clean in sections. When you have a chunk of cleaning time, choose a room or a part of a room to conquer and just focus on getting that section spick and span! After a few days of this method you’ll have a good portion of the house cleaned!
4. Practice cleaning self-care.
Spring cleaning can put you in the way of lots of dust, allergens, and cleaning chemicals, so it’s a good idea to take precautions as necessary. Try using a face mask when dealing with particularly dusty areas or when in danger of breathing in toxic cleaning chemical. Gloves can also be helpful, as well as knee pads if you’ll be kneeling for long periods of time. Finally, I prefer to keep a can of bug killer just in case you you any unexpected scary-looking “guests” while you’re cleaning all your nooks and crannies.
5. Clean from the top down.
Have you ever mopped your floors, then dusted your ceiling fans, only to have to mop the floors again? This tip is to help keep you from having to clean things twice. It’s a good practice to start at the top of a room and then clean down, just in case dust or debris falls as you clean. Start by dusting the ceiling fans and sweeping the ceiling corners for dust and spiderwebs, then move down to things like dusting blinds, vacuuming/dusting furniture, and finish up by cleaning the baseboards and then the floors.
Happy spring cleaning! What are your favorite cleaning tips? Sound off in the comments below!