8 Spring Cleaning Ideas for You This Year   

Are you planning to have family parties this summer? Then spring cleaning is an essential step to creating a tidy and relaxing space. So, turn on some tunes and gather the family. Here are eight spring cleaning ideas. 

1. Start With a Schedule 

Before you start cleaning, make a plan. Walk through your home and determine what rooms need the most work. Are there any areas you often skip cleaning like furniture? Make sure to take note of these places and add them to your list. 

Then create a schedule including what tasks need to be done and when. Spread out the chores over multiple days to make it feel less overwhelming. Also, categorize projects by room to make them more organized. Then hang the schedule on the fridge or put it on your phone.

2.  Declutter Your Space

A messy area can make you feel more stressed. Plus, dirty spaces can cause you to frequently inhale dust making it hard to breathe. Since you may be working from home more often, having an organized house is essential. So, take time to dust and organize your home office. You also want to clear out your junk drawers and closets. 

When cleaning out each room make two piles-one for items to keep and the other for things to get rid of. The staying section should have items that hold memories or add value. Consider selling unwanted clothes on eBay or donating them to Goodwill. Also declutter your kitchen cabinets and surfaces, like countertops and dressers. 

3. Have the Right Cleaning Tools 

You want to have the proper cleaning tools for a quick and efficient process. Over time dust accumulates on floors, surfaces and furniture. So, you need a high-quality vacuum. Consider buying a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) one.

It helps collect tiny airborne particles that you can’t see. If you have family members with allergies, having clean air is especially important. Look for a vacuum with attachments such as dusting brushes, crevice tools and hoses. These make it easier to clean hard-to-reach places, like ceiling fans.

4. Use Natural Cleaning Products

Using harsh chemicals can pollute your indoor air and is bad for the environment. Therefore, consider steam cleaning which only uses hot water vapor. It can efficiently remove dirt, mold germs. 

So, steam clean your microwave, floors, kitchen appliances and even bathrooms. If you don’t have the budget for a steam cleaner, you can make natural products. Use ingredients such as white distilled vinegar, baking soda and water. You can also mix water, rubbing alcohol, essential oils, and dish soap for an all-purpose cleaner.

5.  Go From the Bottom Up 

Start with higher sections, and then work your way down. It will push debris lower and prevent you from having to dust certain areas again. Start by using a vacuum extension hose to remove cobwebs from the ceiling and fans. 

Next move to cleaning off debris from your furniture and floors. Make sure to clean your carpets as well as hardwood surfaces. If left unclean they can attract pests and harbor mold.  Starting at the top will save you time. You can use your free time to bond with your family or unwind by yourself. Do something you enjoy like reading a good book or catching up on your favorite shows. 

6. Remember to Clean Your Walls and Windows 

Your floors may be on your chore list, but sometimes windows and walls get forgotten. Keep in mind dust can collect on your surfaces and windowsills. So, use a damp towel to wipe down walls and blinds. Start with the top and work your way down. 

Then remove and wash your window screens outside. To clean the actual casement use a steam cleaner in place of harsh chemicals. You can also use homemade solutions containing a mix of water and vinegar. 

7. Tackle Kitchens and Bathrooms Head-on

Your bathroom and kitchen are high-traffic areas that you need to clean regularly.  They accumulate dirt and grime from spills and everyday use. In your kitchen start by wiping down cabinets and appliances and clearing countertops. You also want to go through your fridge and pantry and remove expired food and wash shelves. In addition, run a couple of lemon rinds through your garbage disposal to combat odors. 

Next, you move on to the bathroom which can sometimes feel intimidating. However, just take it one step at a time. Remember to change your shower curtain and scrub your shower and toilet. Also, declutter your cosmetic drawers and medicine cabinet and toss old items. In addition, consider updating your bathroom fan. This ensures proper ventilation which prevents mold and removes odors.

8. Make Your Mirrors Shine

Your mirror can get covered with dust and smudges over time. So, wipe them down with old t-shirts and a homemade cleaning solution. Use a mix of distilled vinegar, water and essential oils. Then be sure to wipe them dry after. Also, use a rubbing and cotton ball for smudges and tough stains. 

Your bathroom mirror is one place that accumulates toothpaste marks and fingerprints easily. This helps restore shine to your mirrors so you can easily check your outfit before heading out. Also, the cleaner surface reflects more natural light making your home feel larger.

Tips for an Efficient Spring Clean

Cleaning your home keeps your family healthy and creates a relaxing environment. Spring is the perfect time to get things done. So, follow these tips for spring cleaning this year.

 

LisaLisa

Welcome to the Night Helper Blog. The Night Helper Blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands. We have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies, and of course blogging.

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