When the winter season ends, it is time to clean your home. Indeed, with the arrival of the spring period, it is necessary that you start again on good bases in order to prepare at best for the arrival of the summer season. If spring cleaning is very useful, it is sometimes possible, faced with a number of tasks, to not know where to start. Discover through this article the main steps of this operation.
1. Sort out
To begin with, you need to separate the objects that are no longer useful to you from those that are still useful. This applies to kitchen utensils and clothes but also to administrative papers, advertisements, and magazines. You can resell the items that are still usable.
These can also be used for a flea market. Another option is to donate them to organizations. For clothes that you have not used recently but that is not yet worn out, you can contact a dry cleaner to clean them.
2. Clean windows and glass
Find a way to wash your windows without leaving visible marks. You can also air out your home by using an air dehumidifier.
3. Disinfect your home
For a spring cleaning, you must rid your house of dust mites and dust. In this step, there is the disinfection of the cupboards, furniture, walls, handles, and kitchen worktop. Remember the corners of the ceilings, since most of the time, cobwebs are found there.
4. Clean appliances
The appliances in your kitchen should all be cleaned. Empty the fridge to defrost it. You will then disinfect it. Descale the kettle and the coffee maker! To clean the oven, make a mixture of white vinegar, water, and baking soda in a container. Place this container in the oven and turn it on for 45 minutes at 100%. Then simply wipe the sponge over the dirty surfaces.
5. Walk around the floor
When it comes to cleaning the floor, try to use a material that is clearly suitable for your floor. For tiles, you may want to use black soap. For carpets, you’ll need a steam cleaner. You will need to use a vacuum cleaner and a lightly dampened mop for the parquet floor.
6. Clean the water rooms
The cleaning of the water rooms is an operation that requires a relatively long time. In fact, this type of cleaning is usually done by scrubbing. White vinegar proves to be a very nice solution when it comes to removing limescale.
It is necessary that you remove the bad smells. You just have to spray your white vinegar and let it work for a few minutes. You will then have to scrub with a sponge. This stage of spring cleaning also includes solving any drain problems.
7. Put your mops and cloths in the washing machine
At the end of your cleaning, it is clear that you will find yourself with a consequent quantity of dirty mops and cloths. You need to put them in the washing machine. You must still take care to sort them just before.
It is the most democratic way of cleaning your home and getting help to do so. My partner and I divide the task equally, and we both pick and choose which rooms and functions we want to clean, especially when it comes to spring cleaning. So, delegating and asking for help isn’t something to be ashamed of and will help you in the long run. Spring cleaning takes a lot of time and effort, which is why you need help when it comes to this.
I started thinking about cleaning during my relaxation period, and I put on my spring cleaning playlist. I lipsync and dance with doing my cleaning, which makes cleaning easier or more bearable for me. Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what you want to read next and if you want more tips about cleaning your home for spring.