Trees are sprouting, birds are chirping, and flowers are blooming in the springtime. It’s time to start sprucing up our living spaces…
That’s when the enjoyment comes to an end. Does it, or does it not? I confess that I haven’t done much spring cleaning in the past, but this year could be different. There isn’t a whole lot to do. So why don’t I roll up my sleeves and give the place a thorough cleaning?
But, before we get into the deep cleaning methods, it’s critical that we understand the value of clearing some space. Even when we clean up, clutter makes our houses seem cluttered.
That’s why cleaning a house may seem so daunting and never-ending. There’s good news! There is a simple way for maintaining your home’s cleanliness.
Get rid of the mess! When you get rid of clutter, your house becomes organically tidy and useful. It’s worth a shot. Go around your house in a systematic manner, picking up items and asking yourself, “Does this item add function to my life?” If the answer is no, dispose of it or donate it. A functioning house is one that is clean.
Your house will seem open and inviting once you eliminate some space. And you’ll find that cleaning your decluttered house is a lot easier. Now, here are some professional-grade deep cleaning hacks:
Yes, the whole spring cleaning procedure may be intimidating, so I decided to seek expert help. My mother was the one I phoned. She ran a successful cleaning firm in the 1990s, but she was a cleaning obsessive (in a good sense) long before then. So I asked her for some cleaning tips for spring.
My mother had help when she cleaned three or four houses in a single day. You are not obligated to do so. Give yourself some breathing room. It is not necessary to clean the entire house in one day. This sort of cleaning can be done over a period of days or weeks.
Cleaning the House
My mother claims that people no longer spring clean as often as they used to. People used to walk through their entire house, pull everything down from the walls, and clean it from top to bottom decades ago. This was the moment for anybody who wanted to paint or wallpaper.
Begin in the Least-Used Room First
By beginning with this area, you will ensure that your entire house receives the comprehensive cleaning you desire. You could run out of steam if you start someplace else. Because “no one ever goes in there anyways,” you’re more inclined to give yourself a pass on cleaning such rooms.
Work From the Top Down
That implies you should clear the cobwebs from the ceiling before sweeping the floor. My mother used to have a cobweb remover. To perform the same thing nowadays, you may purchase a Swiffer with a longer handle.
Start with the Most Thing you Hate
This is to give you an advantage psychologically. You’ll get more done and won’t give up if you start with the thing you despise cleaning first.
Start in the Corner
You begin in one corner and make your way around the room after removing the cobwebs from the entire area. This is the spot where you keep the item you despise cleaning.
Clean Every Surface
That includes things like walls, picture frames, trinkets, desks, laptops, and so forth. It can collect dirt and dust if it has a surface. As a result, making it glitter is part of your mission. Cleaning wipes are quite useful for cleaning surfaces. Clean and disinfect those surfaces using these.
Move the Furniture
You can vacuum little touched regions that have gathered a lot of debris by shifting the furniture. When you pull your furniture away from the wall, you’ll be surprised with what you find!
Vacuum Your Way out of a Room
You want to appreciate the end product after you’ve worked hard to clean the space. Begin vacuuming at the farthest end of the room and work your way backwards until you reach the threshold. You get a genuine sense of satisfaction from a carpet that has just been vacuumed and hasn’t been trampled on.
Microfiber cleaning products did not exist when my mum had her cleaning company. Microfiber dusting slippers, on the other hand, could be worth considering.
Kitchen Cleaning Hack
1 cup baking soda, 1 cup vinegar, and hot water can clear your drain. Pour baking soda and the vinegar inside the drain. Let it bubble for a moment (a few minutes). Boiling water should be used after that. Make careful to wipe the window sill in the sink and use Windex to clean the window.
Stove Top Cleaning Hack
Do you have a stovetop that is powered by electricity? Did you know you can clean the drip pan and burners by lifting up the top? Try it right now. Simply raise it.
Microwave Cleaning Hack
Microwave a cloth for 30 seconds after wetting it. Be cautious with the rag since it will be hot, but use it to wipe out the microwave. It will be simpler to clean because of the wetness.
Natural Glass Cleaner Hack
Windex is a popular glass cleaner, but if you want to avoid chemicals, you may create your own. You may clean windows with cleaning cloths, paper towels, or a squeegee (this works great if you have glass shower doors).
Bathroom Cleaning Hack
Clean the mirror first, then pull everything off the counter and use clorox wipes or comet cleanser to clean the surface. Ensure that the sink’s faucet is gleaming. Make careful to clean the rear of the faucet, which is frequently overlooked.
Bathtub Cleaning Hack
To get into the crevices where the tile and tub meet, use a crevice cleaner. It may be used to clean the grout.
Shower Cleaning Hack
Wipe down your shower/bathtub after each use to stay ahead of the cleaning game. To clean the edges, use the crevice cleaner. Make sure the faucet and knobs are clean as well.
Showerhead Cleaning Hack
Have you noticed that your showerhead is becoming crusty? Mineral or lime deposits from the water are most likely what you’re experiencing. Watch this video for a simple way to clean your showerhead and restore regular water flow.
Toilet Cleaning Hack
This is something that no one likes to do, yet it is necessary. Work your way around the toilet from back to front and top to bottom. Wipe down the back of the toilet first, followed by the lid, sides, handle, and front of the tank. Spray the inside and exterior of the bowl, as well as the seat, with Clorox. Wipe the porcelain behind the seat with a damp cloth. Make sure to clean all of the little crevices as well.
Cleaning under the rim of the bowl first will allow material to fall into the water. You can clean the bowl with a toilet brush, but the best way to wipe the rim is with your hands. After flushing, re-spray the toilet with the cleanser. Clean the toilet bowl as thoroughly as possible with the toilet brush. Then flush the toilet once more, this time washing the brush with the water.
Spray the receptacle for the toilet brush with toilet cleanser, then clean the interior with the brush. Fill the toilet with dirty water and flush once more, washing the brush in the water flow.