Create a checklist for your
cleaning. This is the time to do all that
‘deep down’ cleaning that isn’t done. Therefore, it’s nice to have a list of everything you want to get done
while spring cleaning. Prioritize the list based on efficiency to get things done even faster. Here
are some Spring Cleaning Checklists for the rooms in your home.
Get your whole family to pitch in. You shouldn’t be the only one getting your hands
dirty while cleaning the house. Kids can tidy up their rooms, and your spouse can do the
garage, kitchen, or other room. Getting everyone involved could have the spring cleaning done
in a single weekend. Just be sure each person has their own list – so you aren’t going back to
do extra work that they left behind later!
Clean one room at a time. It can seem easier to sweep every room, or dust every
fan, at once. However, this can actually lead to you getting sidetracked, forgetting what you
were doing, or causing you to jump around in your spring cleaning. It’s much more time effective
to finish a room completely before moving on to the next.
Don’t rush it. Most people will not be able to get all of their cleaning done in a single day.
In fact, many spend one day on each room in their home. This ensures that each room is
thoroughly cleaned, so you aren’t going back later to redo what’s already been done. Cleaning
as fast as possible may seem like a time-saver, but not when you aren’t getting things as clean
as you want them the first time around.
Put all cleaning supplies in something portable. You can your cleaning
tools to be accessible at all times, and lugging them all in your arms just isn’t the best way to
transfer them. Get a basket or something similar that can house all of your cleaning supplies,
dusters, rags, and anything else you need while you clean. Once you finish a room, be sure to
grab the container so you have it as you begin the next space.
Clean from top to bottom…literally. This may seem like common sense, but if you are
in the cleaning groove and aren’t paying attention, you can create more work for yourself. Be
sure you start each room by cleaning the ceiling, fans, and walls. This way, all the dust, and
grime are on the floor when you are ready to sweep or vacuum.