Spring cleaning can be a stressful time for many homeowners, when you can think of nothing but that mustard stain on the living room carpet. Most people tend to unload all the cleaning to the turn of the seasons into spring, and thus, usually find themselves with a lot of work to do. If you are one of those people pulling hair out over spring cleaning, consider these following tips to make the process simpler and easier:
1. Use the Dusting Machines First
Do the surface dusting first using brooms or walk behind vacuum sweeper rented from the local store. This will help you remove all the surface dust and dirt, making it easier to get to the hardcore cleaning later. It will also expose stains and make them more accessible for cleaning agents.
2. Wipe Outside of Windows
This is a common mistake, either due to ignorance or laziness that most homeowners make. Windows should be cleaned from the outside as well as inside. Otherwise, they will never look clean and the water spots will be visible. It’s better to open the windows, and go outside and clean, so you have easy access to both sides.
3. Get the Small Surfaces
Make sure that walk behind vacuum sweeper cleans all the nooks and crannies of every room. Essentially, if there’s a surface that is jutting out, like the tops of light switches and the tops of doors, that area is prone to gathering dust. Don’t forget to clean these often forgotten little spaces. Wiping them with a wet cloth should be enough.
4. Outsource Silver Polishing
If you have silver items, you can easily clean them with a toothbrush and some polish, but alas, who has a time? If you are early bird who likes to get everything started, you can get spring cleaning started in winter by polishing all those silver items while doing something like watching television. You will barely feel the time pass by. However, if you leave silver polishing to the last minute, you will have no time to get everything done. If this is the case, hire a local cleaning service to polish the silver for you, and then later wash them with soapy water to make them hygienic for use.
5. Use This Solution for the Oven
Forget scrubbing those stubborn food stains in the oven for hours. Instead, sprinkle some backing soda to the bottom of the oven, then pour some white vinegar on it, and let the solution bubble. Use a sponge and scrub the solution all over the oven and watch as the stains peel off like soft butter.
See, spring cleaning is not that hard with the above tips.