Spring cleaning is a must for many people because their homes seem stuffy, dusty, and stale after another winter. Among the chores to do during spring cleaning are vacuuming, dusting, mopping, wiping down walls, changing linens, cleaning behind large appliances, and more. It can take several days to get it all done, but when you’re finished, you end up with a since of pride, a relaxed and refreshed feeling, as well as a very clean house.
If you’re like me, you don’t want to invest all of that time, but you do want that ultra-clean house. So follow me, and I’ll show you some shortcuts that you can take to get the spring cleaning done as quickly as possible.
Cleaning walls, cabinet doors, and floors, can be one of the most overwhelming jobs when it comes to spring cleaning. Go ahead; sweep and mop the floors. And when you’re done, take a clean mop to the walls. A sponge mop can cut wall cleaning down to a fraction of the time; wipe it all down with a dust mop before the wet mop. Use the technique to clean walls, ceilings, windows, cabinet doors, shower walls, exterior and interior doors, and other large areas. Avoid cleaners that get really sudsy, or that require a second rinse, to cut down the cleaning time even further.
For many people, spring cleaning means hours upon hours washing sheets, blankets, quilts, pillows, and dust ruffles. Consider spending the money to take all of these things to the laundry mart. An afternoon there can replace days of doing the washing at home. Whereas a home washer might hold just one quilt, a jumbo washer can hold two, three, or more. Wash and dry all of the bed things but bring the wet pillows home to dry. Throw them in the dryer with a clean sneaker; it will fluff the pillows up as the dryer tumbles.
Sew or glue a cover for a yardstick and slide it over the stick as you would a pillowcase over a pillow. The yardstick is extremely helpful with your spring cleaning. Use it to dust under and behind large appliances, furniture, and beds. Use it to clean across a large item such as the top of a tall, free-standing wardrobe.
Okay, let’s get down to the really ugly part of spring cleaning: dusting all of those knickknacks. Forget that; it could take days! Load them all up in the dishwasher instead. You can quickly wash statuettes, certain picture frames (with pics removed), artificial flowers, vases, and so much more. With your cleaning done, you can go relax, and enjoy your super clean house!
Source: Thrifty Fun