Spring Cleaning Checklist: Everything You Need to Prepare for Spring
For many people, spring is the best of the year. After a long and cold winter, the sun and warmth have returned, and we all get to look forward to all the fun plans that the next six months will bring.
And of course, this time of year is even more enjoyable when our homes are thoroughly clean and well-organized. There’s no better time to improve your home’s cleanliness levels than spring! In this blog, we’re going to run through some handy spring cleaning tips that’ll ensure you get to enjoy the season to the fullest from the comfort of your own property.
Create a Plan of Action
Spring cleaning your property can feel like a large and intimidating job, especially if you live in a large house. You’ll find that you’re able to better embrace the task in front of you if you create a solid plan of action that helps to break down the tasks and create a timeframe for the job.
When you’re creating your plan of action, be sure to pay special attention to the areas that will require the most work, as well as any rooms/areas of the home that you typically overlook during your routine cleaning. You’ll find that the task is much more straightforward when you have all the tasks clearly outlined in front of you.
Say Goodbye to Unneeded Items
Spring is a time for rebirth. So why not look at saying goodbye to the old (unneeded material goods) and hello to the new (more space)? It’s normal for homes to become cluttered, especially if we’re been living in the house for a few years, but that doesn’t mean that it’s good for us. More often than not, those old and unnecessary items just contribute towards making our properties feel cluttered and less spacious. Take a diligent — almost merciless — approach to decluttering, and your home will feel more airy and spacious in no time. Plus, by decluttering you’ll just be making your property easier to clean next time around!
We all tend to look towards nature once spring rolls around. As such, it’s recommended to find ways to clean your home in a healthy and earth-friendly manner. There are plenty of products that’ll help you to clean your house, but they’ll also release nasty toxins that could impact your family’s health, and which are certainly not good for the environment. Some earth and human-friendly ways to effectively clean your product include using a steamer, looking for products that use all-natural ingredients, and using a HEPA vacuum, which will suck up any nasty airborne particles.
Don’t Forget the Air Quality
One of the best parts of spring is that beautiful spring air that makes it oh-so enjoyable to be outside. So why not look at improving the quality of your home’s air while you’re undertaking your spring cleaning project? The simple act of deep-cleaning your property should make the air feel fresher and improve the odor, but you can take things further — and make the results longer-lasting — by investing in an air purifier, which will remove harmful particles from the air. This won’t just make your home feel fresher and cleaner, but it’ll also make your property healthier, too.
Work Your Way Down
A simple cleaning tip: start at the top of the room, and then work your way down. That way, any debris that you sweep away from the top part of the room will be collected later on when you’re dealing with the floor area.
Focus on the Room, Not the Activity
It’s best to tackle your home cleaning project room by room, rather than by activity. For instance, you can dedicate one day to simply deep cleaning your bedroom. Some people decide to hoover their entire home, then declutter their entire home, and then spray and wipe their entire home. This is less effective because, by the time you’ve got to the final task, some old problems are back. Plus, it can just make the task feel more overwhelming than it needs to be.
Lighten up the Home
Most people overlook their window cleaning, but it can make a huge difference to the overall look and feel of a property. And it’s especially important during spring when you should aim to let in as much sunshine as possible into your property. Be sure to clean the inside and outside of your windows, or even consider upgrading your windows if they're beginning to look old and dated. If your windows are difficult to access, then hire a window cleaning service to do the job for you.
Gather the Troops
You’ll find that your spring cleaning task is much, much easier if you gather your family to help you. They say that many hands make light work, and that’s certainly the case when you’re cleaning your entire home! The type of tasks that you assign to your kids will depend on how old they are. If they’re teenagers, then they’ll be able to tackle their bedrooms by themselves. Younger ones may just organize their rooms — or at the very least, not make any additional mess while you’re organizing the home!
Make it Fun
Finally, look at making your spring cleaning project as fun as possible. Deep cleaning a property isn’t many people’s idea of having a fun time, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t inject some elements of fun into the day. Playing music, ordering take-out food, and adopting a positive and cheery attitude will all go a long way towards making the day a happy one — and will certainly keep the stress levels in check!
Buy From Hunter Today
Undertaking a thorough spring cleaning project can do wonders for your home. To get the most impact from your efforts, look at investing in an air purifier from Hunter. Our exceptional line of air-purifying products features decor-boosting designs and advanced technology to ensure that your home’s air is as clean as possible. It’s the perfect way to put the finishing touches to your spring cleaning efforts.