Believe it or not, springtime is just around the corner, and with it comes spring cleaning. While most people don't get too excited at the prospect of cleaning their home from top to bottom, you do have to admit that when the job is finished, the freshness of your home does give a certain wonderful feeling.
If you are a planner, you might have already begun planning your spring cleaning plan of attack; after all, cleaning a house that has been closed up all winter is quite the chore. However, many people are not such great planners, and therefore have a difficult time knowing where to begin when the time to clean does roll around.
Here are some of our favorite spring cleaning tips. These are sure to leave your home in tip-top shape and feeling fresh and ready for the warm weather.
A home that has been locked up for a season or two is likely to have developed a sort of stale feeling. This can be gotten rid of by opening the windows and letting the breeze blow through the house. As an added benefit, the fresh air and sunshine is sure to energize you throughout your cleaning session.
Too much stuff can make cleaning an overwhelming task. By getting rid of anything you don't use on a regular basis, you can cut back on the stress and make keeping your home clean much easier.
Save a Buck
Instead of spending an inordinate amount of money on cleaning solutions for your spring cleaning session, consider using a simple mixture of one part white vinegar and one part water. This mixture will clean most things. However, if you are looking for something a bit stronger, simply add more vinegar. For scented cleaner, add some essential oils.
Start Up Top
Clean everything by beginning at the top of the house and working your way to the bottom. This keeps dust and dirt from the ceiling from falling on a freshly mopped floor. Don't forget to scrub the ceiling corners, windows, and baseboards!
Clean the Carpets
Carpets can harbor all sorts of dust and dirt. Be sure to include a good, thorough carpet cleaning in your list of things to do during your spring cleaning.
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