Spring brings warmer weather and with it a time to burst open those windows, take out the cleaning supplies and start tackling the spring cleaning of your entire house in time for Christmas!
Nothing feels as fresh and satisfying like a little spring clean to freshen up the home after a long winter.
Let’s discuss a couple of top spring-cleaning tips to get you started:
Make a Schedule
Scope out your home and look at the areas that need most the work. Create a plan for when you are tackling each room and that will keep you focused on the task at hand.
By decluttering your home makes you more efficient and keeps you organised. Plus research states that clutter has a psychological influence and it signals to your brain that work isn’t done and adds to your stress levels.
The scientific implications of inhaling dust – combined with the psychological stress of coming home to a pile of unsorted laundry or cluttered desk – can take a toll.
Set aside some time to:
- Organize your wardrobes
- Dust and organize your home
- Throw out dated food, cosmetics and pharmacy products
You may be surprised how fresh you feel after you eliminate unnecessary stress from your life.
Always work from Top to Bottom
It’s important to start from the ceiling down. This will force debris downward and keep you from having to re-dust or re-clean your space. If you have a vacuum with an extension hose, use it to get cobwebs and dust from your ceilings and fans first.
Then dust your furniture and other items before vacuuming all the dust and debris off your floors. It will save you time.
Think Green when you Spring Clean
You want to start spring off on a clean note, so don’t expose yourself to chemicals and toxins.
Magic products are one of the best green products for spring-cleaning along with a steam cleaner.
A steam cleaner can be used to clean your microwave, tile, hard floors, kitchen appliances, bathrooms, and even outdoor areas. Since steam cleaners only use hot water vapor, they are a 100% natural and chemical-free cleaning solution.
See our Purachoice products for allergy sufferers they will clean your kitchen, bathroom, and glass surfaces without a single chemical.
Walls and Windows need a Clean Too
People almost always clean their floors, but they typically forget about walls and windows. Not all dust settles on the floor and other surfaces. Just use a damp towel to wipe down walls, especially in the bathrooms where hair may have stuck to the walls during blow drying and blinds (starting from the top). Remove and wipe down the window screens outside.
Kitchen and Bathrooms
These two rooms are probably the trouble areas in your home. Here are a few tips:
- Wipe down your cabinets.
- Go through your pantry and refrigerator. Wipe down the shelves, and throw away any old items.
- If you have stainless steel appliances, be sure to use gentle cleaners or a steam cleaner to avoid scratching or other issues.
- Throw your shower curtain in the wash with a few towels, which will help scrub it clean and then hang back up to dry
- Use microfiber cloths instead. When wet, they sanitize and clean floors, counters, glass, and tile, and eliminate the need for other cleaning products. They’re reusable (machine-wash, hang to dry)
- Double-check the bathroom fan and clean the filter.
Air conditioner ducts build up dust during winter and upgraded or cleaned filters catch unwanted particles so they don’t enter your space. It’s an inexpensive way to make sure you’re breathing clean, healthy air.
The best way to ensure healthy spring air void of allergens, indoor chemicals or odors is with an air purifier. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies or wakes up stuffy during allergy season, adding an air purifier to his/her bedroom will help.
Cleaning will more than likely unsettle all the winter dust on furniture and fixtures. If you suffer from allergies or are using heavy-duty cleaners, be sure to read the labels. For safe spring cleaning, wear rubber gloves, masks, scarves, and even hairnets. Protective clothing will help guard against skin irritations and allergic reactions.
Add a New Colour Tone for Spring
If your space feels dark and heavy, you can make small changes to help make it light and fresh for spring. Adding new colorful pillows or art are great ways to change up your space. Replacing items like bedding, towels, table linens, and even window treatments are other ways to transform your rooms for spring and warm weather ahead.