Spring has officially sprung! The weather is getting warmer, the days are longer, the sun is shining…and it’s time to clean your home from top to bottom! That’s right, it’s time to get started on your spring cleaning. This is large yearly undertaking that many people do not look forward to, but the truth is spring cleaning doesn’t have to be torture. The key is to have a plan and stay organized!
With our many years of professional cleaning experience, Gainesville Mini Maid has gathered up several useful tips to help you make your spring cleaning more streamlined. (Of course, if you’re really looking to make the process painless, you can always bring us in to handle it all for you!) But for those of you looking to tackle spring cleaning yourself, we’re happy to share some of our favorite housecleaning hacks!
Read below for helpful tricks for successful spring cleaning.
- First of all, it’s a good idea to be realistic. Don’t try and tackle the whole house in one day! Complete a room or two at a time so you don’t get burnt out.
- Remove all the clutter from a room before you start cleaning. Sort clutter into stacks of things you want to store, give away to charity, or simply toss out.
- Assemble your arsenal at the onset. It’s a good idea to get a cleaning caddy and stock it up with all the cleaning products and essentials that you’ll need to get the job done. This way, you can easily transport them from room to room.
Items you’ll need include:
- Rubber gloves
- Kitchen towels
- Cream cleaner
- Multi-purpose antibacterial spray
- Dish soap
- Window cleaner
- Old toothbrush
- Eliminate dust! Dust light fittings and bulbs using a microfiber cloth. For ceiling fans, use an extendable duster. To clean grimy lightbulbs, lightly dampen your cloth with vinegar and wipe gently.
- Don’t forget the big stuff. Move furniture such as beds, armoires, armchairs and sofas and vacuum the area behind and underneath them. Freshen up the surface of natural woods by using a wood cleaner.
- Freshen up the bedrooms. Rotate and flip mattresses and wash blankets, sheets, pillows and pillow protectors (or take them to the dry cleaner!).
- Deep clean carpets and large rugs. Vacuum thoroughly, then shampoo the carpets. You can rent a machine (like a Rug Doctor) or call in the professionals if the carpets need a more in-depth cleaning. Shake out small rugs and hang them outside to air out.
- Make glass sparkle. Give windows, mirrors, glass cabinet doors and glass sliding doors a thorough cleaning using window cleaner and newspaper (trust us, using newspaper rather than paper towels leads to fewer streaks!)
- Don’t forget to dust books and shelves. Take everything off the shelves and dust down the shelf with a soft cloth and furniture polish. Dust all the books carefully before replacing.
We hope these streamlined guidelines will help you attack your spring cleaning in an organized and efficient way! And, if reading through all the housecleaning tasks above made you tired, and you’re looking to outsource your spring cleaning to professional this year, know that Gainesville Mini Maid is here to help. Call us at (352) 374-4141 to take spring cleaning off your to-do list!