I love Spring.
The sun is shining. The birds are singing. The flowers and trees are waking up.The air is fresh and smells wonderful.
Spring is a rejuvenation of everything around me.
I can’t wait for Spring so I can open up my windows and let the fresh air come in.
Spring makes everything better even the house cleaning. House cleaning is not my favorite activity. It is a chore, but Spring cleaning is something I love to do.
Spring cleaning is a rejuvenation for my home. It makes my house smell fresh and new. It puts end to “cabin fever” and it gives me new energy to go out there and enjoy life.
Every year towards the end of March (depends on the weather) I schedule our annual Spring Cleaning.
There are few tips I picked up over the years and would like to share with you to make your Spring cleaning faster:
#1 Make a list of jobs that you want to accomplish and beside each job put a name of the person responsible for doing it. Also put a time limit on each job. This works really well for children so they don’t lose track of time.
#2 Organize your supplies. Each member of your spring cleaning team should have a bucket with all of the supplies and tools needed for their job. This will save time for looking around and searching.
#3 Put a long extension cord on your vacuum so you can go around the house without re-plugging every few minutes.
#4 Vacuum all windows, ceilings, ceiling fans, mirrors instead of cleaning them with water. It will save you lots of time. After they are all vacuumed just walk around and give them a quick wipe.
#5 Vacuum your drapes, blinds and upholstery. Just open up your windows, spray drapes and upholstery with antibacterial Febreze and vacuum. This will remove accumulated allergens quickly without the need of washing them.
There are few things that you can make part of your yearly spring cleaning and keep your house safe at the same time:
#1 Check your basement and attic for mold. If you discover any signs of mold and the area is not very big just wipe it away with solution of 1 cup of bleach in one gallon of water.
#2 Organize your medicine cabinet. You should organize your medicine cabinet at least once a year to make sure that all of your medications are safe to use.Discard all of your expired medications and supplies.
#3 Replace batteries on all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and make sure they are all in perfect working condition.
#4 Flip and Vacuum Your Mattress. Spring cleaning can be a time to clean and inspect your mattresses. Make sure that they are clean and in no need of replacement or repairs.
#5 Organize your garage. Chances are your garage is full of items being thrown in there over the last 12 months.Spring cleaning is a good time to get ready for garage sale, throw away all broken and damaged items or donate items you no longer use to your local charity.