When you think of the word spring, you probably think of flowers blooming, birds chirping, and bees buzzing all around—in other words, pleasant aromas and beautiful scenery. Spring cleaning your home can have the same effect on both you and your environment by freshening up your home and workspace with delightful scents that will motivate you to keep things clean throughout the year. Follow these three simple steps to spring clean your home and make this cleaning routine an easy part of your life.
BENEFITS OF SPRING CLEANING
Spring cleaning isn’t just a great way to organize your home and rid it of unwanted clutter—it can have some mental and physical benefits, too. If you make cleaning a regular activity, you’ll notice a clear difference.
Not only does a tidy home look good and feel fresh, but it can even help with mental health. Clearing out clutter has been shown to reduce stress levels and improve memory recall. A clean home boosts productivity and improves your overall well-being.
By keeping a clean house or apartment, you also eliminate a lot of dust and dander buildup that can lead to physical repercussions like aggravating allergies and asthma. Cleaning your space regularly also improves the overall air quality in your home and can allow you to breathe cleaner, fresher air!
Finally, as well as decluttering, spending time on spring cleaning will likely result in you finding a few hidden gems that you forgot about—or didn’t even know existed!
1. START WITH A PLAN
Before you start, take a few minutes to plan out your spring cleaning and determine what goals you want to accomplish. For example, do you want to focus on decluttering and organization? Or is your goal to clean dust and grime in your home? Is it both organizing and cleaning? Having a goal will help motivate you as you go through with each task.
It's also important to plan out the time you want to spend spring cleaning and try to stick with it. Plan how long you'd like to spring clean for each day, including how many days you'd like to spend. By planning out your cleaning schedule this way, you can stay on track and motivated to reach your goals. Spring cleaning doesn't have to be all-consuming; even a little bit of work here and there will add up over time!
Once you've determined what tasks you want to accomplish during spring cleaning (cleaning, decluttering, organizing), get started! Break down your big goal into smaller tasks. If there are several rooms or areas that need attention when it comes to spring cleaning tasks, break them up by room or area and make a list of all of your goals for each room or area on a separate sheet of paper.
Each room can have its own tailored list of spring cleaning or organizing tasks if you want extra detail on your spring cleaning list. Once you've made your spring cleaning schedule and task list, start crossing off each item as you complete it. You'll be finished spring cleaning in no time!
In spring cleaning, the first order of business is getting rid of things you don’t need. This process is often called decluttering, and it allows your home to feel more spacious and less cluttered.
Before you start tossing things in the trash bin, look at each item and decide whether it brings value to your life or house. If not, donate it! You can also sell your unwanted items on sites like eBay or Facebook Marketplace, whether it be your decor, art, clothes, or other items!
De-cluttering and organizing your space will give you a sense of control over your environment, which has been shown to have positive effects on mood. But if clearing out clutter sounds daunting (and sometimes overwhelming), remember that all change starts with one small step: Make a commitment to declutter one room per day for as much time as you can spare.
By starting small, even those who hate messes can get into the habit of keeping their space tidy and organized. And with the help of your tasklist or spring cleaning plan, this step will be much easier and quicker!
The list of cleaning tasks needed for spring cleaning can seem long and daunting. Prepare to dust, vacuum, dust some more, get rid of cobwebs, and wash windows! Don’t forget to prepare your cleaning products and tools for spring cleaning.
The supplies you need include dusters, multipurpose cleaning spray, microfiber towels, glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, a broom, and a vacuum. This list probably doesn't include everything you will need, but it's a great start! Assess what cleaning tools and products you already have first, then think about your specific home's needs before buying any cleaning products.
Next, don't forget to do these important cleaning tasks as a part of your spring cleaning refresh:
- Wash all of your bedding—from sheets to pillows—before putting them back on your bed. Washing them at least once every couple of months can also help prevent dust and other allergens from building up over time.
- Clean your electronics – Use a microfiber cloth and an electronic-safe cleaning spray to wipe down computers, tablets, phones, game consoles, remotes, and other devices that we tend to touch frequently but don't always clean regularly.
- Clean the baseboards – Wipe down baseboards with a damp microfiber cloth to remove the buildup that has occurred throughout the year.
- Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures – You can also clean your ceiling fans and light fixtures by thoroughly dusting them, and then wiping them down with a damp microfiber cloth.
- Vacuum all of your furniture – This will help remove dust and pet hair that you might not be able to see but still affects your allergies and asthma.
You may want to consider hiring a cleaning service or getting extra help from family members to get your home truly spring clean. Spring cleaning your home isn't rocket science, but it will take some time and hard work. Most people don't have the time in their busy schedule to spring clean thoroughly, so hiring a professional cleaning service may be the perfect solution.
HIRE A CLEANING COMPANY
A professional cleaning company can help you save time and prioritize what needs to be cleaned the most. They know the best cleaning practices to get spring cleaning done quickly and effectively so that you have more time to spend your spring season with friends and family doing what you love!
Not only is a cleaning service effective and efficient- but they come prepared with all of the necessary tools and cleaning products for your residential cleaning service. You won't have to do any of the extra planning that goes into spring cleaning and you won't have to buy unnecessary cleaning products!
If you are looking to save time but still enjoy a fresh and clean house or apartment, invest in a cleaning service. Sticking with a regular weekly or biweekly cleaning service for your residential space will substantially boost your well-being.
Beyond Expectations Cleaning Professionals are here for all of your cleaning needs! Start spring off on a fresh note and call today to schedule your cleaning service at (912) 230-4990 or visit www.b-expectations.com to learn more.
Beyond Expectations serves the Glynn County, Georgia area, including Brunswick, St. Simons Island, Sea Island, and Jekyll Island.