Take Things Room by Room
First, spring cleaning is overwhelming if you try to take everything on at once. To make this project easier to take on, take things room by room. In one weekend, just take on a few rooms, or even spend an entire weekend on your garage. Then, when that space is completed, move on to the next one.
When you focus on one room, do everything that is needed there before you move on. Clean out, purge the room of clutter, deep clean and organise everything. By cleaning out each room completely before moving on, you can focus your efforts and get things done more quickly. Each room will also be cleaner and more organised, as you give yourself time to focus on each space.
Have a “Clean Out” Attitude
When you start the spring cleaning process, do so with a “clean out” attitude. This means cleaning with the purpose of getting rid of things you don’t need. The whole idea behind spring cleaning is to declutter, and if you aren’t ready to get rid of things, your cleaning won’t be very effective.
If you haven’t used something in months, forgot you had something or even if you don’t remember what is inside that unlabelled box, chances are that it is time to get rid of it. As you clean out rooms, closets and your garage, choose carefully what you need to keep and what you can throw away or donate.
Clean the Nooks and CranniesWhile things are out of your way, this is the perfect time to deep clean the rooms. Clean the floors, dust surfaces, wipe down walls and clean the nooks and crannies that you don’t clean on a regular basis. You might think cleaning these hidden and hard-to-reach places doesn’t matter much, but when you take the time to deep clean, the entire room will feel much, much cleaner.
Things like the floor under the refrigerator, baseboards, windowsills and blinds gather dust and dirt, but are often neglected during regular cleanings. Take the time now to clean out these areas and make them sparkle before you move things back into the room and reorganise.
Organisation is KeyTo achieve the best spring cleaning results, organisation is key. Yes, cleaning nooks and crannies and making your rooms spotless is a good start, but to achieve the best results, you need to organise things as you put them back into your rooms and closets.
As you clean out each room, decide what needs to be there and what can be stored somewhere else. Then, working with just the things that need to stay in the room, decide what kind of organisation system will work best.
For example, when you clean out your garage and organise things like barbecue tools, sports equipment and seasonal decorations, large bins with lids would be ideal, because you can stack and label them, opening them only when you need the things inside. On the other hand, an open bookshelf would be ideal in an office or living room so you can easily access office supplies, movies, books and games.
Use the Right Tools
One of the best ways to make spring cleaning easier is to use the right tools. As you clean out your garage, closets and garden, hire a skip so you can contain the things you don’t need and then easily haul them away. Deep cleaning is so much easier when you use carpet cleaners, steam cleaners and organising your garage is easier with the right ladder and some big bins. (To hire the right skip for the job, head over to HSS Hire's skip hire page!)
Hiring the right tools means that you will be able to accomplish your cleaning projects easily and safely. Using the right equipment will also allow you to get the job done faster, so you can get it done more quickly and start enjoying your clean home as soon as possible.
While spring cleaning may not be the most thrilling part of this time of year, it is one that can bring a lot of benefits, including a clutter-free, clean home. Use these tips to make this project easier and to get a clean house fast, so you can get back to enjoying your spring and summer.
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