Spring cleaning. Some of us love it, as it breathes a new life into your home. For others, however, it’s a mammoth task that is viewed with dread. Where should we start with it? When everything needs cleaning, it’s hard to know where to begin. Here is a short guide to give you an idea of where to start, and it may help your task feel a little more doable.
The best place to start is to get rid of any clutter that you have lying about. Clutter makes rooms look messy, and once you’ve moved all the unnecessary items, it can often feel like half of the work is done for you. So, clear away any washing up, move all your nick-nacks, and pick up all those old clothes. While you’re doing this, why not take the time to purge your belonging, especially if you find things that you haven’t worn since last year. Donating a few things will clear up some space and make the rest of the cleaning much easier, not just now, but in the future.
Room by room
Start with a room that won’t become very dirty in the immediate future. Kitchens are probably the worst place to start. Just as soon as it’s clean, it only takes cooking a meal or two, for it to look just as messy as before. Living rooms, on the other hand, keep their sparkle for a lot longer. Polished tables, for example, stay looking pristine for much longer than your kitchen worktops.
If it’s too much to do by yourself, use Whizz or other online company to get in touch with an independent cleaner who can help you.
What Should I Do First?
Starting from the top and working your way down to the floor is a solid plan. If you’re dusting, then a lot of that dust can make its way onto your carpets, which you can is easy to get rid of with a vacuum cleaner. Some people like to clean room by room, but sometimes doing all the necessary dusting, for example, and then moving on to polishing, makes for a more efficient day, rather than stopping and starting every time you finish one room.
It should go without saying, but moving things to clean under them is much better than simply cleaning around them. It might feel like a lot of hard work to pull your sofa out to vacuum underneath it, especially when nobody ever sees under there, but it’s far better to deal with it now, rather than leaving it to build up. You may find that cleaning in areas like that will make you feel as if you’ve achieved more in your day.
Now that you’ve got a sparkly clean house, why not buy a new ornament or, better yet, a houseplant to finish it off? A new decorative item can breathe new life into a room, which can help you feel like your cleaning has made a big difference.