Although some people dislike spring cleaning, it is a time for homeowners to revitalize their surroundings. Create a schedule and organize your approach to housecleaning to stay focused and productive. Here are a few helpful tips for spring cleaning your home to make the work easier.

Focus on One Task at a Time While Spring Cleaning Your Home

It may be tempting to rush the project and attempt to complete all of your chores in a few days, but patience pays off in this scenario. Consider spring cleaning to be a long-term project. If you try to do too much at once, you might burn out and give up before finishing everything on your checklist.

To avoid burnout, pick one or two chores and focus on them until they are complete. Take an organized approach by concentrating your efforts in a single room: for example, the kitchen. After filling the dishwasher, clean the toaster and wash the countertops. Sweep, mop, and steam-clean the kitchen floor if you still have time.

Begin with a task you enjoy and work through spaces that need the most attention. Schedule easy, pleasant tasks to break up the more challenging work. This will keep you motivated, and you’ll quickly see progress.

Use a Tote for Your Spring Cleaning Supplies.

You may have noticed that professional cleaning companies arrive with a supply kit they carry from room to room. Assemble your kit before you get started deep cleaning your home. Use a bag or plastic bucket to hold your supplies for spring cleaning. Some of the products you might include are listed below.

  • Disinfectant spray
  • Bathroom cleaner
  • Floor cleaning product with a neutral pH
  • Scrub brush
  • Microfiber towels
  • Glass cleaner
  • Furniture polish

Keep the cleaning caddy supplied and in an easy-to-reach location so you can grab it and get started. Having the essentials in one place saves time and eliminates visits to the cabinet, making cleaning much more manageable.

Prevent Cross-Contamination While Spring Cleaning Your Home

Spring cleaning might make a house less hygienic by transferring germs from one area to the next. To prevent this, color-code your sponges and wipes to reduce cross-contamination. Use one color for the kitchen, another for the bathroom, and yet another for the floors.

After housecleaning, clean your sponges, towels, and microfiber cloths. Because most can be machine-washed and dried, reusable cleaning wipes and microfiber cleaning cloths are ideal. When using a brush for scrubbing, be sure to clean and rinse it thoroughly after each use.

Take Care with Fragile or Valuable Items

To protect sentimental or valuable belongings, always test an inconspicuous section of the item before cleaning it with your cleaning supplies. If a product does affect the color or material, the damage will be in a hidden area that won’t be noticeable.

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