Spring is here again and it’s that time of the year when the weather starts warming up. It is a good time to do some actual thorough cleaning in the home. You may want to take advantage of this period to look into a few areas you have been neglecting. You might also have never really done any deep cleaning at home before. You may need a day or two to ensure that you have put away unused items, scrubbed your floors, brightened your windows, scrubbed your drainages as well as any other areas that are begging for attention. It is important that you have a strategy in place so that you can achieve what you intend to from the word go. Develop a plan that will help you work towards what you intend and set up an effective cleaning system. Below are some tips that you can incorporate to ensure that spring cleaning n your home is a success.
Start by de-cluttering
De-cluttering means you get rid of the stuff you don’t want, you barely use or has already served its purpose. De-cluttering begins at the entrance to your home. This will create enough space for you to move around and identify areas that need to be dusted, swept or vacuumed. Once you have de-cluttered, pile up the items and label them. This will enable you to identify easily which items you are storing, keeping or trashing. You now have access to major areas in the house much easily without obstruction.
Clean your bathroom
Bathrooms are some of the dirtiest areas in the house. How ironic? Deposits of soap, toothpaste, bathing water tend to accumulate in this areas and overtime they can be an unsightly mess. The accumulation may also be hard to remove. Ensure you have the right cleaning kit to remove the deposits, rust (mainly because of metallic parts coming into contact with water) and soap residue. For tough stains, you can use a stone and acidic vinegar mixed with basking powder to scrub off the stains from the surfaces. The combination is as effective as any stain remover available in the market and does not produce harmful fumes. Don’t forget the floor, use a vacuum to remove any dirt that has settled in the spaces. Mopping only moves dirt from one location to another.
Cleaning the Kitchen
After, you have decluttered your kitchen, you will notice that cleaning up this area is much easier. Use a microfiber cloth to clean your kitchen as it is very effective in removing dust and grease from surfaces without the use of additional chemicals. You will only need warm water to help break the grease. In case you want to disinfect, you can use baking soda and vinegar as well. Commercial products are not advisable as this is your cooking area.
Cleaning the Bedroom
Carpets, mattresses and any other furnishing in the bedroom should be cleaned by a professional. Vacuum your bedroom afterwards to ensure that any particles that may be hidden on the floor, baseboards and the ceiling are gotten rid off. Ensure you also pay keen attention to drawers, cabinets and under the bed as lots of particles and pieces of fiber tend to accumulate here. High heat treatment is recommended for curtains as this will help remove any pests that may be hiding here.
Cleaning Living rooms
Just as in the bedroom, any upholstery, fabrics, carpets and rags should be cleaned by a professional at an affordable price. Each fabric has specific cleaning requirements ad this may be a lot of work for you especially if they have stains. A microfiber cloth will come in handy for the windows, wooden furniture, mirrors, surface tops and plastic appliances.
Clean up your fridge
The fridge is one of those areas that pile up loads and loads of food products in the house. Unplug your fridge from the power source and remove everything that you may not need as well as expired products and beverages. There is always something in the fridge that you do not need but you have never really had the time to sort, spring cleaning is the best time. Leftovers piled up in the freezer should also be trashed away. Wash the shelves with soapy water. Re-organize the fridge once again.
Cleaning up during spring after winter enables you to tackle areas that you may have neglected throughout the cold season. Once you have cleaned the areas mentioned in the tips, you may also want to add an air purifier and dehumidifier as we discussed in our last blog post, just to keep on top of things and cut down on the workload next time.
Also , you cna now add some spice back to your home. Order fresh flowers or elegant in-house plants that will add life to spaces in the home once again. All of this tips work towards one goal; to ensure that the general atmosphere at home is relaxing and contributes to health y improving the indoor air quality.