As soon as the first sign of spring arrives, expect PEOPLE to be busy stocking up on essentials for a full ceiling to floor spring clean. To help you make your annual deep clean the most productive yet, consider including everything in your property: from your basement to the attic, to your car and lawn. Whether you plan on doing an all-weekend deep cleaning marathon of several after-work cleaning sessions, the following spring cleaning tips can help you get the job done quicker and more efficiently.
Start With the Air
Getting your air duct cleaning done and HVAC filters replaced is one the most important yet overlooked parts of spring cleaning. Doing these changes can help keep a home’s occupants healthier as they enter spring while promoting better indoor air quality throughout the property.
Taking care of your HVAC maintenance can help it catch smaller particles with ease while getting rid of build-up dust accumulated during winter. In essence, it’s one of the most inexpensive ways of ensuring you are breathing healthy and clean air. Additionally, if you’re looking to give your home’s air quality a boost, besides regularly having your HVAC system maintained, investing in an air purifier is ideal.
You could also add window appliances that will make your home warmer for the spring but still keep the cold out. Use roller shades or blinds to keep the cold out. They’re strong enough to allow the sunlight enter your home and allow air to circulate without overworking your HVAC.
Decluttering your home can make the home more functional and its occupants more efficient, helping them stay organized throughout the space. So, make sure to set some time to clean up all closets in the house, dust and organize your home office, and deal with your junk drawer—and throw away anything you don’t need. You’d be surprised how better you’ll after eliminating unnecessary stress from and ‘clutter’ from your life.
Think Green When You Spring Clean
Naturally, you’d want to begin your spring cleaning using materials that are natural and green for the environment. So don’t expose yourself and your home to harmful chemicals and toxins. That’s why consider doing greener methods when cleaning around your house. For instance, a steam cleaner is an excellent all-around eco-friendly cleaning product you can use to clean tiles, hard floors, kitchen appliances, comfort rooms, and even outdoor spaces—replacing traditional toxic house cleaning supplies. Since steam cleaners solely use hot water vapor in their processes, they’re 100% natural and chemical-free.
If you don’t have a steam cleaner at home, you can also whip up an all-natural cleaning solution by mixing vinegar with baking soda and water and a fool-proof alternative for cleaning.
Work from Top to Bottom
When planning on how you’re going to deep clean your home, the best way to ensure you reach into every nook and cranny is starting from the ceiling down. Doing this will force debris downward, preventing you from needing to re-dust or re-clean your home. Additionally, if you have a vacuum with an extension hose, take advantage of it and get cobwebs and dust from your ceilings down to your floors for the best results.
Include Your Vehicle
Spring cleaning won’t be compelte if you don’t clean your car. Start with the uphostery, using a damp rag to wipe them down. Remove all dirt and debris, use a carpet cleaning machine ot vacuum cleaner. Use a wet cloth to clean the console and compartments. Wipe the windows and organize your trunk. Finally, wash your car’s exterior to make it ready for spring and summer.
Set a New Tone
If your home starts to feel dark and heavy, making small changes can help make it lighter and fresh for spring—and the rest of the year. You can do this by adding colorful new pillows or artwork pieces to your space. Additionally, replacing items such as beddings, towels, table linens, and window treatments are a great way of sprucing up your home while making it look cleaner and vibrant, perfect for spring and warm weather ahead.
When the weather begins warming up, it’s a sign to open your windows, grab your cleaning, and start sprucing up your home. Although the concept of spring cleaning is still appreciated, it’s best if you regularly tidy your home year-round—and taking in the pieces of spring cleaning advice mentioned can help you bring your ‘spring cleaning project’ to a smooth start.