How to Maintain your New Home with a Regular Spring Clean
TIPS ON HOW TO KEEP THAT ‘NEW HOME FEELING.
- Develop a Cleaning Schedule The first step to maintaining a clean home is to develop a cleaning schedule. This schedule should outline which areas of your home need to be cleaned and when. For example, you could schedule a deep spring clean for every three months and regular cleaning for every two weeks. Having a cleaning schedule ensures that you don’t forget to clean certain areas of your home and that cleaning tasks are spread out evenly over time.
- Declutter The next step is to declutter your home. Before you start your spring clean, go through your belongings and get rid of anything that you don’t need or use anymore. This will make cleaning much easier as you won’t have to clean around unnecessary items. You can donate items that are still in good condition, and recycle or dispose of anything that is no longer usable.
- Dust and Vacuum Dusting and vacuuming are essential components of a spring clean. Start by dusting all surfaces, including shelves, cabinets, and picture frames. Use a microfiber cloth or a dusting wand to reach high surfaces. Once you have dusted, vacuum all floors, including carpets, rugs, and hard floors. Pay special attention to corners and edges, where dust and dirt tend to accumulate.
- Clean Windows Windows are often overlooked during regular cleaning, but they can become very dirty over time. To clean your windows, start by wiping them down with a dry cloth to remove any loose dirt or dust. Then, use a glass cleaner and a squeegee to clean the windows. Make sure to wipe away any streaks with a clean cloth.
- Scrub Floors and Walls Spring cleaning is the perfect time to give your floors and walls a good scrubbing. Use a mild detergent and warm water to clean hard floors, and a sponge or cloth to scrub walls. Pay special attention to high-traffic areas such as hallways, kitchens, and bathrooms.