Spring has sprung. And for many this gives us all a new opportunity to take charge of our lives, focus on our goals, and live our dreams. Clean up is often a rite of spring. And cleaning your personal space and home in preparation for the year ahead is a customary tradition for many people.
Your home is your castle and ensuring that its clean and tidy is the best way to give the impression of an organized and disciplined mind. Here are seven tips that you can use to spring clean your home and clear out the clutter of you have accumulated.
#1 Be Prepared with the Right Cleaning Materials
Before you get started, you need the right tools for battle. Take a trip to the store and make sure that you stock up on cleaning supplies. Scourers, brushes, brooms, dusters, detergents, industrial cleaners, and degreasers should all be on your shopping list.
Make a budget for your cleaning supplies and stick to it. Try to select cleaning products that are on special, or house-brands, to save money.
#2 Start with One Room at a Time
Cleaning the whole house in one go may be nearly impossible if you have a large home. Breaking your cleaning up into one room at a time will focus your efforts. This is an effective strategy to use for cleaning your home in the future. By doing one room a day, you can clean the whole house in a week.
#3 Circle Your Way Around the Kitchen
When cleaning the kitchen, start with the oven and hob first and soak the knobs, dials, and hobs with degreaser. These two items take the most time and will require a bit of effort to clean correctly. Once you have finished with them, work your way around the kitchen in a circular motion, cleaning everything else and then returning to the oven and hob at the end. This strategy will give the degreaser enough time to soak in the grease and allow you to wipe it clean with ease.
#4 Disposal disinfectant
Many people forget to do this simple but crucial health task. Mix up some coarse sea salt and lemon juice in boiling water. This lemon juice recipe will act as a natural disinfectant. Turn on your disposal and run the solution through the appliance to disinfect it of all potential pathogens. This natural disinfectant also removes unpleasant odors and freshens up the drain.
#5 Remember to Stretch
Take a break from dreary tasks that strain your muscles. Doing lots of overhead work such as dusting cabinets or lights can create tension on your shoulders, neck, and back. Take regular breaks to stretch out the muscles and prevent cramping.
#6 Get Rid of Humidity
Humidity in the home can be a nightmare that ends up affecting the health of your family. Pests breed in overly humid conditions, parasites and insects such as cockroaches, bedbugs, and mites spread diseases and thrive in humid conditions. Visit your local Exterminator.co to arrange a quote to rid your home of any pest invasion. Using a dehumidifier in overly humid rooms will ensure that the quality of the air in your home is at a comfortable relative humidity,
#7 A Lick of Paint
Touch up the interior of your home with a new coat of paint. Choose a glossy, silky color with a luxury finish. Make sure that your tape of the cornices and lay enough drip mats to prevent spillage on the carpets and borders.
The Final Thought
Cleaning your home doesn’t have to be hard work. Turn up the radio, sing along to your favorite tune and give your home a fresh start to the new year.