There is nothing worse than having to give your house that dreaded overhaul every few months, and putting a spin on it with a cheery ‘Spring Cleaning’ tag doesn’t always help. The very thought of having to sort through mounds of clutter and push back wardrobes to reveal dusty corners, makes you shudder. Thankfully, there are some ways to get through a spring cleaning session without losing your mind.
Make a plan, keep a checklist
It is important to have a plan in mind before you begin. Arm yourself with the tools of the trade. Even if you are getting professional assistance for the cleaning, you might need to decide on which rooms you’re having it done first. You may also need to first sort through your stuff to decide what’s a keeper and what needs to go away. Get organized and make a checklist of stuff you need to take care of before starting.
Keep, pack, give away/donate, trash
All your stuff will have to fall into one of these slots. Keep the things you actively use. If it’s a seasonal spring cleaning that you’re doing, then your winter/summer kit may need to be packed away. Sometimes, there are things that have outlived their utility to you but could be useful for someone else. Whether it is a friend or family member or a charity you are donating to, pass it forward to keep things eco-friendly. There are bound to be some things that are past their prime – you might need to prepare yourself to say goodbye and trash them. Use sticky notes of different colours and cartons to sort your stuff. Open up suitcases and boxes and keep them ready for the ‘Pack’ bundle.
Don’t try to tackle all the rooms at once
It is next to impossible to get the whole house done in one go, without professional help. Set aside one day to work in the kitchen and bathrooms perhaps, and another for the living and dining rooms, a third for the bedrooms. Some spring cleaning pros swear by the weekend cleaning route and take a month to tackle the house, part by part. If you want it all done at once, you would do well to call in a professional spring cleaning service.
Refill, replace and service
Some gadgets around the house like smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, batteries, air filters and even fittings like light bulbs and doorknobs need maintenance from time to time. Use spring cleaning as an excuse to check if any of these things need repairs or replacement or a fresh part.
Put together a playlist of nice music to keep you going as you potter about. It will keep your energy from waning and might make the unenviable task of spring cleaning seem much more fun than it actually is. If you have decided to call in domestic cleaners to do the job for you, you can use the time to catch up on a movie or read a good book while they go about their job.
If you are strapped for time, your best bet is to call in professional cleaners like Top Cleaners to do the job for you and take the spring cleaning off your hands.