How To Give Your House A Thorough Spring Clean

March 31, 2020

Spring is officially here, so now is the perfect time to give your home a proper clean. You can remove all of the dust, rubbish, allergens, and dirt from your home (which will make it much healthier, especially for people with asthma or allergies), so your home will be fresh and clean for the warmer months.

But what if you do not know where to start? After all, spring cleaning can seem a little overwhelming, especially if you have never done it before. Luckily we have your back; here are six tips to help you give your house a thorough spring clean:

Start By Making A Schedule

The first thing you should do is make a spring-cleaning schedule, so you do not feel too overwhelmed. Ask yourself these questions as you make the schedule; which rooms need the most work? What jobs do you usually skip when you are cleaning your home? Do you live with anyone who has allergies or asthma? This will make it easier for you to create an efficient, personalized cleaning schedule for your home.

Declutter

Once you have made your schedule, you can declutter the house. This is not very fun (especially if you are a bit of a hoarder), but it is challenging to clean everything properly if there is stuff everywhere. So, tidy up the house and get rid of any items that you do not use or need. This will make the house look tidier and fresher, which can help to reduce your stress levels.

Go Top To Bottom

Clean every room top to bottom. Start with the ceiling, then move on to walls and furniture, and finish with the floor. This is because debris naturally falls downwards, so if you do the ceiling last, it is likely it will make the floor dirty again!

Do Not Forget About The Windows

Most people clean their floors when they have a spring clean, but not everyone remembers to clean the windows. This can cause dust to build up, and it also means you are less likely to notice small cracks that allow pests into the house. So put some time aside to clean the windows and check for cracks!

Have you noticed cracks and damage to wooden window frames? If so, you may already have pests in your home. Contact Joshua’s Pest Control to find what to do in this situation.

Have A Plan From Bathrooms And Kitchens

The bathroom and kitchen are the most used rooms in most homes, so that they can get very dirty quickly. For this reason, we suggest making a plan for each room, as this means you are less likely to forget about an important job.

A good kitchen guideline is:

  • Go through the cupboards and fridges. Remove old food and wipe all surfaces down.
  • Wipe down the outside of cupboards.
  • Disinfect all surfaces.
  • Clean the sink.
  • Empty the bins (and then bleach them).

A good bathroom guideline in:

  • Replace the shower curtain.
  • Disinfect everything.
  • Bleach the toilet, sink, and shower.
  • Clean the floor.
  • Consider replacing the fan if the bathroom steams up quickly.
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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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