Let’s face it, the need for that urge to spring clean is tugging at you, and calling you to get your cleaning game plan ready. It’s not a surprise, right? Spring cleaning happens every year, like clockwork.
The need to say goodbye to those winter germs and hello to that Spring freshness is evident and crucial for so many homes and those residing inside them.
Think of all the germs that get tracked around during winter. The snow, the salt, and grit from the ice, the air that’s been closed in for months that seems just to accumulate dust…all real areas that every one of us needs to clean when Spring returns!
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be stressful or even take a whole lot of time. There are ways to keep it simple and easy for everyone involved!
Clean those fan blades with ease.
Are your ceiling fan blades acting as a shelf for all that dust in your home? Grab an old pillowcase and wipe them down. The trick is to have your hand on the inside of the pillowcase, use that to wipe down the fan blades, then pull it off and turn it inside out to keep all that dust in one location to get rid of it quickly.
What about that dust that gets trapped in your air vents?
You can try to vacuum it out with a regular vacuum, but that never seems to fully do the trick, right? Grab an item that is long and moldable, like a straw, and have a cloth wrapped around it. Then stick that cloth and straw between your vent slots and clean away!
Showerhead lacking a bit of power these past few months?
Give it a quick spruce-up by letting the head nozzle sprayer soak overnight in a bit of distilled vinegar. An easy way to make this happens without completely removing it is to get a plastic ziplock bag, fill the bottom of it with vinegar, hold it up to the shower head nozzle and then hold it in place with a hair tie or rubber band. That way it soaks for as long as you need it to without having to take anything apart. It should unclog and remove any hard water stains that may have built up over the winter months.
Pick a cleaning theme to start with from the beginning, and make sure it’s a focus in each room.
If dusting is the number one priority on your list to get done for the day, then dusting is your focus. Don’t get distracted by the need to vacuum, the need to do laundry, the want of wiping down those kitchen cabinets…all of those items can wait until AFTER you’ve finished dusting your entire home. While it may get a bit monotonous, it’s important to finish the job in its entirety to get it done. Think about how much better and motivated you will feel once you have completed one project for your entire home.
Declutter as you clean.
If you find yourself cleaning a specific area of your home and notice items that you no longer need, it’s time to get rid of them. If you make a mental note to come back and grab those items later, you may forget what item you were willing to part with.
Decluttering is also a productive Spring cleaning habit to start. The easiest way to set up a decluttering station while you clean is to have an empty box or tub in every room of your house.
That way, when you see the item that you are ready to get rid of, you can grab that item and place it directly in the tub. It’s out of the way, and you know without a doubt it’s an item that you are done with and ready to pass on.
Spring cleaning is one of those times of the year that everyone looks forward to because it means that winter is in the past, and the summer sunshine is in the very near future. Why not use a few of these tips and tricks to help get your Spring Cleaning started properly and welcome in that fresh Spring air that you’ve been waiting for!
What are you doing to make Spring cleaning easier? Let me know about it in the comments below!