Time-Saving Spring Cleaning Tips
Spring is here! Here are some easy, time-saving spring cleaning tips so you can clean up the house and get outside to enjoy the spring weather faster. Every so often it is good to give your house a nice and thorough cleaning – both inside and out!
INSIDE SPRING CLEANING TIPS
- The first step to beginning your spring cleaning is to get a garbage bag and go through every room you plan to clean, getting rid of any unwanted items or rubbish. Once this first step is done you will have less to clean and it won’t be so overwhelming. Sometimes, you can even break the room up in quadrants. Do one or two areas first and then move on to the rest of the room.
- The second step you should start with is to organize all the belongings you are keeping and place everything where you would like it to be before you continue the cleaning process further.
- Then make sure that you have all your cleaning supplies on hand. Plenty of garbage bags, a vacuum, broom, duster, all-purpose cleaning spray and also glass cleaning spray are all helpful cleaning items to have during your indoor spring cleaning.
- A great spring cleaning tip is to start your cleaning from top to bottom. Begin with dusting so all that built-up dust can fall to the floor, which will be cleaned last.
- While vacuuming the floor, if you have a piece with a smaller nozzle, you can also take the vacuum along the couches and chairs to collect crumbs and dust that may have gathered up.
- You can also disinfect your sponges by tossing them in the microwave for one minute or putting them in the dishwasher along with the dishes.
- If you notice your window’s drapes have gathered up dust, place them into the dryer through the air-fluff cycle with a wet towel for 15-20 minutes, the wet towel will draw off the dust from the drapes. Right after the time is up hang the drapes back up in the windows.
- It is also nice to keep the doors and/or windows open to let a nice breeze of fresh air flow through the house. This will help remove the smallest of particles such as dust and unwanted smells.
OUTSIDE SPRING CLEANING TIPS
- Yard work can be a great big pain, especially if it was a tumultuous winter. Break your yard in quadrants just like you did the rooms inside your home. Once you’ve cleaned up all of the debris and organized the exterior, you can then move forward with the spring cleaning.
- Go around the exterior of your home and check the gutters, roof shingles, siding, and windows. If you notice any broken items, take note to repair them yourself or to call a professional.
- Determine which areas of the house’s exterior needs a good spring cleaning? The surface area will determine the types of cleaning supplies and products you will need.
- Clean your Siding: Depending upon the square footage of your home, all you need is a powerwasher and DeckMAX’s Ready To Use Multi-Purpose Cleaner or the Deck Cleaner Concentrate for larger surface area.
- Clean your Deck: Wood and Composite decks can use the Composite & Wood Deck Cleaner; Vinyl decks can use our most popular, E2 Revitalizer with the Cleaner Bundle. Clean and bring back the luster and shine of a PVC deck with the E2.
- Clean Pavers, Concrete, Stone and Brick Patios and Walkways with the Paver & Concrete Cleaner.
Once you’re ready for the outside spring cleaning, start by organizing your deck or patio area. Trash all items that are broken or you will not use again. Move all of the furniture, grills, and pots, etc. off the deck and patio. If you are going to use DeckMAX products, be sure to read the instructions, as some of our products require a certain temperature to make sure it works effectively.
TEAM WORK MAKES THE SPRING CLEANING DREAM WORK
- To get in the mood for spring cleaning, playing some of your favorite music can get you going and encourage you to work faster and more efficiently.
- Try to multitask as much as possible like putting a load of laundry in the wash and dropping some toilet cleaning solutions in your toilets, all while you can be working on another room.
- Keep in mind that even taking short periods of time here and there to clean up the house, rather than rushing and trying to get it all done at once. Set up a plan and work to accomplish 1-2 rooms at a time. It can add up quickly, giving you a nice and clean result.
- Getting help from family members or paying others to help you out can make this job go much faster, having more people to get more work done in a less amount of time.
- Once you have finished and now have a clean home as a result, you can use these tips and make sure you continue slowly cleaning up your home, from then on, before messes can build up once again.