Undoubtedly, a clean house will likely be a healthier and happier home. However, getting to that point can be daunting – especially if you wait until the seasons change to do a deep clean. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Check out our helpful tips on making the most of your seasonal cleaning so that your home is sparkling clean in virtually no time!
The first step to seasonal cleaning is to declutter. Decluttering means getting rid of anything you no longer need or use. Decluttering makes cleaning easier, making your home feel more spacious and organized. Start by going through each area of your home and create a pile of items to donate, sell, recycle, or throw away. Places to declutter include:
- The Basement
- The Garage
Creating separate piles or bins can keep your project running smoothly and not get too overwhelmed.
Once decluttered, you can move to the next step: surface cleaning.
Next, Surface Cleaning
After decluttering, surface cleaning comes next. Surface cleaning involves cleaning all the visible surfaces in your home, such as countertops, tables, shelves, and floors. If you have hardwood floors, don’t overlook them! Be sure to sweep and mop them as well. If you have carpets, vacuum them thoroughly. This step helps remove dirt, dust, or other debris accumulating on surfaces. Areas to surface clean include:
- Living Room
- Dining Room
When surface cleaning, be sure to use cleaning supplies that are effective and safe for your home. For example, avoid using harsh chemicals on surfaces like wood or granite. Instead, opt for natural cleaners or those specifically designed for the surface that’s getting cleaned.
By first decluttering and then surface cleaning, you’re well on your way to a deep clean. The next step is to tackle the often overlooked areas, such as the baseboards, windowsills, and light fixtures. You can easily forget these areas, but cleaning them is essential since they collect dust and dirt.
Finally, Deep Cleaning
Once you’ve decluttered and surface cleaned, it’s time for the deep clean. And the devil is in the details. Deep cleaning involves scrubbing down all the nooks and crannies in your home that you typically don’t clean. For example, deep cleaning tasks may include cleaning under furniture, behind appliances, or other hard-to-reach places. Be sure to dust all surfaces during this step as well.
When deep cleaning, pay special attention to your bathrooms and kitchens. These rooms are susceptible to mildew and mold, so clean them thoroughly. Use a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar to clean surfaces like tile, porcelain, and glass. You may need to throw in some extra elbow grease for tough stains.
Enjoy The Fruits Of Your Labor!
While completing seasonal cleaning is a chore, the results are worth it. You’ll enjoy a clean and clutter-free home ready for the changing seasons. You’ll also be improving your indoor air quality – which is essential for maintaining a healthy home.
Are you thinking about making a move to Colorado Springs? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me to start the conversation about selling or buying your next home. I look forward to hearing from you!