Spring has arrived and it’s the perfect time to give your home a deep clean. These spring cleaning tips will show you how to clean a house fast and properly.
Spring Cleaning Meaning: What Is Spring Cleaning In Housekeeping?
Spring cleaning is the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime. Spring cleaning often occurs at the end of the year. Spring cleaning can be used metaphorically to describe any kind of intense cleaning or organising.
When To Start Spring Cleaning
Traditionally, spring cleaning happens at the start of spring. But there’s no set rule: spring cleaning can help you feel rejuvenated and more organised any time of year. If the clutter in your home is starting to make you feel a little claustrophobic, or you want to feel more organised with your life, it’s time to start your spring clean up.
5 Spring Cleaning Hacks To Make Cleaning Easy
Spring Cleaning Tip #1: Create A Spring Cleaning House Checklist
Before you get started, decide how much spring cleaning you want to accomplish. Do you want to spend a single day cleaning the most important areas of your home? Or will this be a thorough, multi-day cleaning project?
It’s not easy to spring clean your house in a day, but it’s certainly possible with the right attitude and organisation. Before you start your spring cleaning, we recommend taking the time to create a room-by-room spring cleaning checklist. Write down all the tasks you place to complete for each room.
There are many advantages to using a spring cleaning checklist for easy and fast spring cleaning:
Feel in control – Choosing to clean each room, one by one, will make it easy to break down each cleaning task into simple steps and stop you from feeling overwhelmed.
Keep you motivated – The sense of accomplishment you get from ticking off completed items will help spur you on to finish all of the tasks.
Set goals – You may want to set yourself a fast spring cleaning challenge to get a certain number of rooms cleaned in a single day, or the whole house cleaned over a weekend. Either way, you’ll feel more empowered with a clear and easy-to-follow checklist.
Spring Cleaning Tip #2: Invest In Natural Spring Cleaning Supplies
Resist the temptation to buy commercial cleaning supplies from the supermarket and instead invest in homemade cleaners with eco-friendly ingredients. These natural spring cleaning supplies are kind to the environment, easy on your wallet and will keep your home sparkling clean:
Natural homemade all-purpose cleaner: Combine 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons vinegar and 10 drops of essential oil in a spray bottle
Oven cleaner: Baking soda and water, left on the oven for a few hours, then wiped clean
Scouring powder: Mix 2 parts baking soda, 1 part salt, and 1 part borax
Floor cleaner: Fill a jar with lemon peels and undiluted white vinegar, leave for a few days (up to 2 weeks) and strain out the vinegar to create a natural cleaner
Natural air freshener: Combine 1 sliced lime and 1 piece of chopped ginger
Spring Cleaning Tip #3: Schedule In Time For A Break
To keep yourself motivated and sane while cleaning, we recommend scheduling regular breaks. Decide on an interval (such as 45 minutes to an hour) and set a timer. During this time, clean in a focussed way and tick off all the tasks on your list that you can. When the timer goes off, treat yourself to a short break. If you start to feel tired at any time, stop and take a break, drink a glass of water and sit under a nice cool fan.
Spring Cleaning Tip #4: Follow Our Spring Cleaning Organising Tips
Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to get rid of any clutter in your home that you don’t need. Now is the time to throw out any items that are weighing you down and begin fresh with a streamlined lifestyle. For simplicity’s sake, we recommend sorting your belongings into three categories:
Items to keep – If you choose to keep an item, now’s the perfect time to clean it, give it a dust, and hang or store it proudly in your home.
Items to donate or give away – You may choose to donate unwanted items to charity, family or friends.
Rubbish and unwanted items – Any clutter or household goods you don’t want to keep or donate can be placed into a skip bin and delivered to a recycling facility for sorting.
Spring Cleaning Tip #5: Keep These Handy Spring Cleaning Tips In Mind
Always clean from top to bottom. Starting from the top (such as the ceiling) will force any dirt or dust downward and prevent you from needing to clean a space twice.
Keep stairs, landings, and walkways clear of boxes and clutter.
Do not rush because you are tired or in a hurry.
Be careful moving large pieces of furniture and appliances. Use proper lifting technique, keeping your back straight and lifting with your legs.
Always wear shoes when moving heavy items to avoid accidentally hurting your toes.
Use caution when using a ladder and if you can ask someone to hold the ladder steady for you.
Always be extra cautious when walking across wet surfaces.
Don’t carry too much stuff at once, especially on stairs.
Wear a mask when cleaning dusty areas.
With a little elbow grease and a lot of willpower, spring cleaning your home is easier than it sounds. If you need help, our range of skip bins will help you easily remove the mess and unwanted clutter. Our skip bins come in many sizes, suitable for small cleaning jobs and large-scale spring cleaning projects. Contact us today for a quote!
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