For homeowners trying to juggle a full-time job with parenting duties, cleaning chores tend to be the last thing on the mind. In fact, it is not uncommon for dishes to pile up in the sink and thick layers of dust to form before the need to clean suddenly becomes unavoidable. Luckily, spring cleaning season is here to get everybody back into a routine and tackle those neglected areas in preparation for the warmer weather. Read on as we go over everything a beginner needs to know in order to spring clean their home the right way…
Take it Room by Room
The first thing that a first-time spring cleaner needs to remember is that it is supposed to be a fun pastime, so if it is causing you anguish then you are probably doing something wrong. In order to prevent unnecessary stress, we recommend that the process is approached on a room by room basis so that there will be small milestones to celebrate as each room is completed.
Tackle Those Hard to Reach Areas
Although traditional spring cleaning was derived from the days when homes were heated by fireplaces, the modern approach tends to focus on preparing the home for summer and this involves cleaning those areas that are often neglected. After all, dust and debris can build up to staggering levels underneath, behind and on top of those forgotten hot spots. Luckily, spring cleaning cuts out all the excuses and encourages home owners to invest in their cleanliness by moving furniture.
Time to Declutter
Going from room to room and getting serious about household cleanliness means that many homeowners will stumble across items that they don’t really need; this is the perfect opportunity to declutter the home and set aside items that could be sold or donated to people who could really make use of it. After all, holding onto belongings that don’t have a sentimental value or purpose are only going to collect more dust!
Here at The Home and Gardens, we believe that every household should try to take part in spring cleaning on some level. After all, it not only leaves you with a clean home, it is also said to help alleviate the symptoms of depression and anxiety. To find out more information about spring cleaning for beginners, get in contact with a member of The Home and Gardens team today!