Winter is gone and the days are starting to be less nippy. With spring comes the time to banish the winter blues and to breathe some freshness into your homes. Spring cleaning is not a sweat-free project. It takes a whole lot of elbow grease to get the job done. But, if you enlist the help of the entire brood, getting down and dirty with spring cleaning can be a fun family project. Keep the following things in mind to make spring cleaning more manageable.
Don’t be overwhelmed with the task. Oftentimes, people spend a whole lot of time worrying about the gravity of the task at hand than in actual spring cleaning. Just like in any project, you have to be able to prioritize and focus on the more urgent matters. On the health front, taking care of mold and mildew that might have grown during the damp winter season should be one of your priorities. It is imperative to disinfect your walls and floors as well as mats, carpets, rugs, and other furnishings that could have bacterial overgrowth. Make sure that you and anyone helping you out are properly protected especially when using strong cleaning solutions. Manage the scope of your spring cleaning project to match what you and your “crew” are capable of doing.
Choose the right products. There are a lot of all-purpose cleansers available in the market today. Before scouring the shelves for the perfect products, research your options to find out which brands work best. For those who wish to go green in their spring cleaning, there are companies that manufacture environmentally-friendly household cleaning products. Better yet, look up tried and tested home cleansing solutions that you can make at home and use for various common household surfaces. The right home cleaning products make it easier to get rid of the dirt and grime, taking less time and effort to do spring cleaning.
Get professional help. You might not have the expertise to deal with everything that needs to be done to complete your spring cleaning project. Another fix-it-upper during the spring would most likely be your exterior walls, your eaves, or your roofing. If carpentry work is not one of your “talents,” do not attempt to do any repair work. It might be best to leave wind, snow, or sleet damage on your home’s exterior to professionals. Plumbing work might also be necessary to check for weather damage on your home’s piping system. Leaving these tasks to the professionals will save you from the frustration and disappointment of finding out that you are in over your head with your spring cleaning.