Spring Cleaning Dos & Don’ts
Everything You Need To Know To Start Spring Cleaning The Right Way
Well, spring is in the air, and with that said, it’s time to break out the old broom, the old mop, the old vacuum, and the old cleaning gloves and get to work! It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. You can finally open up the windows, turn down the heat, and turn up the music to get the whole family involved. Spring cleaning is more than a simple cleaning process – it’s a way of passage. It’s a ritual. And most importantly, it’s a tradition. Each and every year, millions of people around the world see the spring time as a way to freshen up their spaces with the mindset of “out with the old, in with the new!”
However, there are some dos and don’ts that you’ll certainly want to keep in mind this spring cleaning season in order to stay on track, stay efficient, and of course, make the most out of your cleaning experience. Take a look below to learn more!
DO – Make A Schedule
First and foremost, spring cleaners tend to get quite ambitious. After all, we don’t blame you! There’s just something about the warmer weather, the longer days, and the fresh air that makes us want to clean out all of our closets, organize the attic, paint the living room walls, and do a yard cleanup all in the span of 48 hours. And even though your motivated mind might think you can do it, the fact of the matter is that you’re going to have to space things out to be most effective.
Instead of trying to do everything all at once, simply make a schedule. If you’re going to be tackling your spring cleaning list with a partner or a family, delegate tasks and give everyone their own schedules to ensure that you maximize your time.
DON’T – Avoid Impulse Junking
If you fell in love with Marie Kondo and started asking yourself, “does this item spark joy?” only to find yourself saying “ehhh…” to most items and then immediately throwing them out, you wouldn’t be alone. However, we would like to encourage you to avoid impulse junking. Spring cleaning season might feel like the best time to go through your closet, your wardrobe, or your basement storage area to find anything and everything that can be thrown away.
It’s just something about spring cleaning that brings out the trash monster in all of us. Do your best to refrain from doing so. Keep the old photo albums, save the old baby clothes, keep your high school yearbook – all you have to do is get things organized. Spring cleaning doesn’t mean impulse junking – it means tidying things up, organizing them, and storing them in a way that prevents clutter.
DO – Embrace A Good Deep Cleaning
We can’t simply ignore the fact that the world is still in the midst of the worst global pandemic in more than 100 years. With that in mind, this spring cleaning season would be a good time to do a deep cleaning all around your home. This means disinfecting all of your most frequently touched surfaces. It means sanitizing your bathroom from top to bottom, cleaning your kitchen and hitting every nook and cranny, and scrubbing those floors as hard as you possibly can.
This past year has been rough on all of us, and it’s likely been quite rough on your home as well! Think about it – you likely spent much more time at home this year than ever before, so take the time this spring cleaning season to really revitalize your home and bring it back to a healthy state.
DON’T – Don’t Try To Get Another Year Out of Your Air Filters
Regardless if you have a window AC unit, a wall-mounted unit, or a comprehensive HVAC system complete with vents in every room, skipping out on new air filters during spring cleaning season is a big mistake. The fact of the matter is that your furnace filters and HVAC filters are critically important components to your home heating and cooling systems. Over time, they build up with dust, toxins, allergens, and so much more.
When you replace them, you give them the chance to operate at peak performance. You’re taking the time to clean your home from top to bottom, so why not ensure that the air you’re breathing is clean and fresh too?
DO – Ask For Help If You Need It
Last, but certainly not least, it’s okay to ask for help with your spring cleaning list. After all, sometimes our list might be a bit bigger than we first imagined – and that’s precisely where friends and family come into play. See if your in-laws would be able to come over and help with the yard cleanup. Maybe your retired uncle can come over and give you a hand moving around some big boxes in the basement.
When you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it. After all, we’re all in this together – but don’t worry, we’ll get through it.
And with that, you now have your list of spring cleaning dos and don’ts. So, what are you waiting for? Grab that broom, mop, and vacuum and let’s get started. Don’t forget to share your dos and don’ts in the comments down below. We’d love to hear all about your spring cleaning strategy.
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