We all understand spring cleaning comes around every year but have you ever thought about the best way to get the job done? One of the easiest ways to start spring cleaning is to organize the house into sections or rooms and clean one every day. If you begin in one room and work on it before moving on, you can see your accomplishments quickly. It also makes cleaning more efficient. Some people go between rooms and wash the walls, and then move to doing all the baseboards and dusting before taking on the floors. This sounds logical, but in reality it takes a lot more time to clean that way.
The first step is to pick the worst room in the house. If you take care of the hardest room to clean, then the rest will be easier to complete. If the kitchen is large, has a lot of cabinets and appliances, or has a lot of built-up dirt, then start in the kitchen. If the basement, garage, or attic is the largest mess, begin there for the best results. Okay so splitting the house into rooms is the best way to divvy up the cleaning, so how do you go about cleaning the room quickly and effectively?
The second step is to get rid of all the trash, laundry, and items that go in other places. Give back things you borrowed, put furniture and other items in the rooms they came from, give away things you have not used in six months, and throw away anything that is damaged. Once you have the clutter eliminated, then you can move onto washing the walls, pictures, cabinets, and fixtures. Empty out all cupboards and thoroughly clean them inside and out. Make sure to check the expiration dates of food items in the kitchen when you are cleaning out your cupboards and refrigerator. Be sure to dust the ceilings and wash them if possible.
After washing the walls and everything that goes with them, the next step is to dust all the surfaces in the room. This means cleaning and scrubbing all the appliances, furniture, and shelves in the room. Be sure to dust books, knick-knacks, and pictures as you put them back. The last step is to give the floors a thorough cleaning with a steam cleaner, carpet cleaner, or scrub brush. It is best to do the baseboards at this point because you have already cleaned from the top down, and all the dirt is on the floor. When your rooms are finished, then sit back and relax.