Are you putting off spring cleaning because…
You don’t know where to begin? Here are some tips and tricks, deep cleaning your house has never been easier! If you want to avoid cleaning products that contain toxic ingredients, you can buy eco-friendly products, or make them yourself—there are many recipes. Who knew that with a few household ingredients like lemon juice, white vinegar, baking soda, salt, and water, you could make your own all-purpose cleaning spray, abrasive cleaner, and glass cleaner? Making a list of chores will help you be more efficient in your spring cleaning. Write down everything you want to get done.
Once you’ve made your list, divide the tasks equally between family members. Of course, who does what will depend on the preferences, abilities, and age of each person. If your little one wants to help out, show him how to put away his toys. He’ll have the satisfaction of having accomplished something, just like his parents will have after washing the walls. Where to begin? Prioritize the items on your list. If it’s not possible to get everything done in one weekend (which will most likely be the case), spread the chores out over several weeks, even months, if necessary. To make spring cleaning more efficient, make a schedule and stick to it.
Take inventory of all the cleaning products and equipment you already own. Next, buy, borrow, or rent whatever’s missing. For example, you might want to rent a carpet cleaner. It’s incredible how many useless objects, papers, ill-fitting or outdated clothing, and unused toys you can accumulate. Spring cleaning gives you the chance to sort through these things. As you’re cleaning out drawers, cupboards, and closets, choose which items you want to keep and which ones you want to donate, and throw away the rest. This is also a good time to get your winter coat cleaned.
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