Spring Cleaning may sound like something your grandmother did, but it has merit!
House cleaning week to week whether done by a professional or by the family can only cover so much. Part of a well-maintained house includes a few different lists of deep cleaning and organizing.
While Martha Stewart might have an overwhelming list of lists for cleaning, half the battle is compiling a list to get you started.... so here's a little help!
- Make a plan and write it down -Include things like cleaning railings, door jambs, baseboards, cabinet doors, windows, etc. Also, take a note of the things that you can clean by yourself and the things that might require the help of professionals. For instance, you might not be able to make the windows spotless all by yourself and might require the assistance of Window Washers.
- Gather all your cleaning tools -Nothing is more frustrating than being ready to clean and being out of cleaning supplies. How would you feel if you were all set to find you have no detergent or soap? You would be infuriated, right? So, before you start on this holy ritual, ensure that you have bought bulk cleaning products in advance. Once you are ready, wear your cleaning gear and get on the job!
- Clean first, so you have more time to declutter -Try to organize as you go along but don't get distracted from completing your cleaning. Set things aside, or make a mental note to come back to that area to better organize it so you will know if it needs to go to storage later.
- Maintain your clean home as best as possible -As you clean, make note of areas that could use some more regular cleaning...
- ONCE YOU ARE FINISHED, if you feel your home is not clutter free, pack up the things you only use seasonally and move them to storage for even more room! Why collect the extra dust if you don't have to, a small 5x5 can do wonders for your overloaded spaces!