Pre-Spring Cleaning Tips
By Naturally Clean
I don’t know about you but February has been one of the coldest months that I can remember. With all this cold weather, it is hard to imagine that spring is just around the corner. But spring will come in just a few weeks and that means spring cleaning. However, you do not have to wait until spring to get started with your spring cleaning. With all this cold weather and the dread of going outside, now is a good time to get a jump start on your spring cleaning. Naturally Clean, the experts in residential and office cleaning, has tips for pre-spring cleaning to make the process less of a task as the season approaches.
There are many tasks that can be completed in a pre-spring clean. Tasks like cleaning window sills/tracking, mud room, boot trays, carpet cleaning, I would leave for when the weather warms up. Any project that requires ventilation, like serious oven cleaning, should wait until it is warm enough to open the windows. I also recommend saving garage organization and your outdoor projects. However, here is a guide to tasks that could be tackled right now.
Cut the clutter
If you want my opinion, the best way to start any cleaning adventure is to first remove clutter. What is the point of cleaning around things you aren’t using? I am going through each room with a fine-toothed comb. Unworn or overly ragged clothing, dirty or unused linens, and papers and boxes go into a trash bag. This is one time of year to have no mercy. If something is dirty, old or in the way, it’s gone. Don’t forget medicine cabinets, the freezer and bookshelves. You know those old CDs you have been hanging on to? It’s time to let them go.
Before you can tackle the big projects, take a little time to catch up on your day-to-day tasks. Fold and hang all your laundry, get the crumbs out of your toaster, and give your toilet a good scrub. It will be easier to do the more time-consuming projects with a tidy house to begin with.
Get down and dirty
Anything you can clean that does not involve the need to raise windows, unless you enjoy sending precious heat out the window, is open game. Wipe down your walls; pull out the fridge, washer and dryer; and get busy on your hardwood floors. Wipe down cabinet doors, wash linens, dust blinds, and get under those books.
Of course, you can add to this list as applies to your own home and the projects you have in mind for spring. A pre-spring clean will definitely reduce the projects left when the first day of official warm weather rolls around.