It’s a daunting project, but after months of slushy weather, holiday entertaining that wore you out, and the flu, you’re ready to chase those dust bunnies and scrub the things you’ve been ignoring. With a few tricks, you can get your spring cleaning done and still have time to go out and enjoy the blossoms and pleasant breezes.
Gather Supplies First
You can promise yourself that you will get those streaks off the glass later when you get a microfiber cloth, but we both know you’ll be so tired after all that work that you won’t do it. Spring cleaning moves much faster when you have everything you need within your reach. Stock up with all the basics and you’ll get the job done right the first time.
Work from the Top-Down, and Back-to-Front
If you clean the floor first then decide to clean the wall, you’ll end up doing the floor twice. Do yourself a favor and start every room from the top back corner and you’ll get it all clean without having to backtrack.
Start with smaller, less used rooms that you can get done quickly. It will put a fire under you to complete a room and fuel you to tackle the larger, more difficult spaces.
Put the Dishwasher to Work
Use the dishwasher to clean stuff like your range hood vent screen and other items that are difficult to get clean by scrubbing alone. Don’t forget to run your dishwasher empty to give it a good cleaning too.
Clean the Shower Curtain
You don’t have to replace your shower curtain when it starts to collect mildew. Just throw it in the washing machine with a few towels and voila! It’ll be clean and fresh again.
Those troublesome stains in the bathroom have met their match when it comes to the steamer. Steaming cleans so well and deeply that your bathroom may look like new. The steam cleaner is also great for hard-surface floors like wood and tile. Learn more about properly cleaning your tile and natural stone here.
Sweeping Under the Rug
Moving rugs and furniture to get underneath doesn’t have to mean moving everything out of the room. Just move one item out of the way at a time then replace when done with that section and repeat until you’ve got everything.
Throw your curtains in a cool dryer for 15 minutes. It effectively “dusts” the curtains. While you wait clean the windows with a microfiber cloth for streak-free glass.
Mop the Walls
Clean walls and ceilings with a microfiber mop or long handled feather duster (for surfaces with more texture). You’ll eliminate the step ladders and get rid of cobwebs and hard-to-reach dust effortlessly.
Spring cleaning isn’t so bad when you use a few tricks to get it done quicker and easier.