Ah, spring! The temperatures are rising; the flowers are blooming, the cleaning supplies are calling your name. Wait. What? Yes, that’s right. The season of rebirth is also the season of house cleaning for many people and with good reason! Homes have been closed up all winter, the cold and flu germs are lingering, and the new allergens are starting to make their presence known. All in all, it’s a great time for a deep clean. Here are some tips to help you plan your attack on dirt and grime.
Make A Plan
Before you dive into the actual cleaning, it is important to plan out your attack. Start with an assessment of each room so that you have a good handle on what needs to be done. Many people are using bullet journal methods to map out their home and track what they need to clean and do in each room. Whatever method you use, make a list and use it to plan which order you will tackle each room and which cleaning tasks to handle in what order.
Get the Tools
Make sure you have the tools you need and want. Make sure that your vacuum has a HEPA filter, especially if anyone in your home suffers from allergies. A great tool to add to your arsenal is the steam cleaner, especially if you want to clean “green” this year. The steam cleaner can be used on almost anything, and it is environmentally friendly. If you don’t have one or don’t want to buy one, you can still “clean green” by using vinegar, baking soda, and water instead of chemical cleaners.
De-clutter, Then Top-to-Bottom
Before you start the cleaning process, you need to get rid of the clutter. Excessive clutter can slow your cleaning down, but it can also add to your stress level. If your brain sees clutter in an otherwise clean room, it thinks the work isn’t done, even when it is organized clutter. Take the time to go through the piles of stuff, cluttered closets, and full junk drawers and assign everything a status of “keep,” “donate,” or “trash.” Once that’s done, start the cleaning and work top to bottom. The reason for this is simple and logical. As you clean the high places, some of the dust will fall. If you’ve already vacuumed, you will have to do it again- don’t make double work for yourself.
Call Misty Clean Today for a Professional Cleaning!
Every home is unique, and every homeowner requires different cleaning services than the next. It’s important to hire a professional cleaning company that can customize their services to your needs, rather than paying for services you don’t need. Whether you need to the master bath deep cleaned or you’re looking for the entire home to be sanitized, Misty Clean can help.