Now and then, it’s good to take a day and do a deep clean of your house. Getting rid of old items that can be given away or need to be disposed of can do a lot, not just to maintain the cleanliness of your living space but also to help your overall well-being by getting rid of unnecessary clutter. A clean and livable space provides benefits for your physical, mental, and emotional health.
To make the process of spring cleaning much more manageable and less of a hassle, here are some useful ways to make it easier.
Set up all your tools beforehand
Gather all the necessary items you will use and put them together in one space that you can easily reach for them. Doing so can help you so that you are not constantly looking around for each thing and that they don’t get in the way when you’re sorting things.
That means putting together all the essentials, like cleaning rags, garbage bags, boxes, and other tools like mops and brooms in one place. Anticipate what gear you might regularly need when cleaning out the area and prepare for unexpected foils like a spill or some damaged furniture. Also, keep in mind that it’s best to get rid of accumulated clutter, built-up trash, and visible matters before starting sanitation and deep cleaning. If you want to be thorough, you can take a few steps from how government agencies clean up—prepare equipment, take out the trash, and separate loose materials. Clean, dry, then arrange.
Prepare a seasonal schedule
Although it was popularized as a task done in the spring (hence the name), you can end up doing your major overhaul and general cleaning in another season or even perhaps every season for good measure. Different weather conditions require different objectives, like what you need to clean up outside and inside and how you’re going to go about it.
To lessen the stress of figuring out what needs to be done, make a list to get back to. It should have every general aspect that caters to each season. It can be your guide for whenever you decide to do the cleaning. Think humidity in the summer, getting rid of pollen when fall comes in, checking your pipes and garage right before winter becomes intense, and making sure your home is rain-ready in the spring.
Sort your tasks by room
You’ll find that you can do things more efficiently when you go per room because you can be more focused without feeling overwhelmed over everything that needs to be done. It can also help when you can measure your progress more accurately by going off which rooms you’ve finished.
Doing this can be especially helpful if you find that you need more than one day to finish everything. It can help keep track of things, especially when you need a functional space to stay in while everything is still being done.
With these tricks up your sleeve, you can sort out and organize your things easily. Spring cleaning should be a breeze, no matter what time of the year it is.