Seasonal Scrub Down
Spring cleaning is your chance to really make your home sparkle. Everyday cleaning is more about maintenance and ensuring things look good on the surface, rather than going beyond the basics to eliminate the hidden dust, dirt and debris that accumulates over a long winter. Tackling a top-to-bottom cleaning may sound daunting, but the results are well worth the effort. Follow our simple spring cleaning guide for a home even Martha Stewart would approve of.
Before you start, we have some tips that will help ensure your efforts are efficient and low-stress.
Have a plan: Use our handy spring cleaning checklist to stay organized and on-task so you won't miss anything.
Set the scene: Put on whatever music motivates you and keeps your energy up. We suggest classical or fun '80s pop tunes – anything that will keep you going as you scrub or polish.
Stock up: Put all your cleaning supplies, including dust rags, soaps, sponges and paper towels, into a clean bucket to carry from room to room so you don't have to waste time running around in search of the things you need.
Break it up: Rather than try to do everything at once (which can be exhausting) set aside a few days, or even an hour a day, depending on what your schedule permits.
Stay on track: Work on one room at a time, even if you'll be doing similar chores like sweeping or vacuuming in several rooms. You'll save time and maximize your feeling of accomplishment if you finish one room before starting the next.
Ready, set, scrub!
Now it's time to get your hands dirty and dive into your seasonal cleaning. Our comprehensive checklist provides a detailed breakdown of what to clean and how to do it, but see our tips below for more general spring cleaning tips and advice to get you started. Whether you look forward to the annual spring scrub-down or you shudder at the mere thought of dealing with mops and dust rags, we're here to help get your home ready for a new season.
The whole house
Every room is different, but there are a few common tasks that should be done throughout.
You may be exhausted just thinking about all that scrubbing, but giving your home a thorough cleaning at the onset of spring is a great way to welcome a new season and freshen up your space. Remember to keep our spring cleaning checklist handy to make sure you didn't miss anything. Happy spring cleaning!
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