With springtime just around the corner, everyone is glad that the cold weather is almost behind us. Of course, with the springtime comes spring cleaning. It might not be something that everyone loves, but it is always a good idea and it is often a necessity. The proceeding tips for you and your family will help you get through your cleaning with the least trouble and frustration possible.
Step #1: Do a little planning first
The most important part of spring cleaning actually begins before you ever pick up a broom or a sponge. The first thing that you have to do is come up with a plan of attack for the overall process. The best way to do this is to separate your home into different sectors and clean just one at a time. If everyone in the family is getting involved in the cleaning process, you can assign a sector, or room, to each person depending on their age of course.
Step #2: Figure out what to do with stuff you don’t want or need anymore
Have a designated space for items that you don’t want any longer and items that don’t work. Recycle the items that are broken. You can give the rest to charity, which can be a tax write off next year, or you can hold a rummage sale. It’s a good idea to wait until the rest of the cleaning is done before you have your sale though. You can put those items in the garage or into storage until you are ready for the sale and then simply clean that area last.
Step #3: Now it’s time to clean!
Once you have all of the unwanted items out of the way, you will have more room to work. You can then dust, wash the windows, vacuum, and do a deep and thorough cleaning. Don’t worry about the floors yet. Take care of the rest of the cleaning and then you will be able to move your furniture out of the room to clean the carpets or the hardwood floors.
Don’t forget the kids
If your kids are old enough to help, we suggest you get them involved. They will be able to help sort through their old items and clean their own rooms. Make it a fun time for them and they will be willing to help without as much coercion on your part!