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Spring cleaning is just around the corner depending on where you live. But no matter where you live wouldn’t you love to know what a professional cleaner considers the top ten spring cleaning tips to get your house deep cleaned?
As a former professional house cleaner, I am going to share with you my top ten spring cleaning tips so you can get your home ready for the warmer months as fast and efficiently as possible. Here goes!
Top Ten Spring Cleaning Tips
The whole purpose of spring cleaning is to give your home a deep cleaning. After the long, cold and messy months of winter, most homes are ready for a real thorough cleaning that couldn’t be done during the cold days of winter.
Start At The Front Door
One of the areas you’ll want to make sure gets a good cleaning is right where people enter the home.
Most folks have a door mat outside the door and right inside the house.
If your outside door mate is washable, take it to the utility sink and soak it in a solution of all purpose cleaner. Take a scrub brush to the mat too so you can really get it clean. You may need to soak it a few time before it’s thoroughly clean.
If your mat is not washable, toss and replace with one that is so you can clean it occasionally.
Next, give the mat inside your home a cleaning too. If it can be tossed into the washer all the better. You can also vacuum or swat it outside with a broom.
No matter what method you choose, remember your welcome mat is the first line of defense in keeping dirt out of the house.
Related: How To Control Dust In Your Home
Keep Supplies Right at Your Fingertips
When you have to tackle a big housekeeping job you want to make sure to have your cleaning supplies handy and nearby. The best way to accomplish this is to create a cleaning bucket.
My favorite storage container for cleaning supplies is a milk crate. A milk crate is sturdy, won’t break, has built in handles and can easily store the five or more products most of us use to clean our homes. Plus it can hold all your cleaning tools too!
Just pick it up and bring it with you from room to room and have everything at your fingertips.
Related: Creating Your Cleaning Bucket
Use Products You Love and Do The Trick
I believe in using what works, but I prefer cleaning products that are easy on the environment and safe for my family and pets.
For the most part, I use Mrs. Meyer’s from Grove Collaborative. When you place your first Grove order of $20, you’ll get a free seasonal kit to help you get a jumpstart on your spring cleaning.
Here’s what’s included:
- Free Mrs. Meyer’s Spring Hand Soap
- Free Mrs. Meyer’s Spring Dish Soap
- Free Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponges
- Free Grove Collaborative Glass Spray Bottle
- Free Shipping & 60 Day VIP Trial
More on this amazing offer later. Here are more spring cleaning tips!
Don’t Forget Upholstery and Carpets
Whether you do it yourself and rent a machine or hire someone to do it for you, fabrics that have absorbed a winter’s worth of dirt, body oil, and germs will need a deep cleaning to get them ready for another year of wear.
Open the window to speed the drying process, which can take a day or more.
Give Your Floors The Attention They Deserve
Depending on the type of floors you have will depend on how you care for them. But you’ll want to give them a deep down thorough cleaning to remove any salt, sand or other participles that can cause continued damage.
If your floors have taken a beating you may need to wax or use some other method to bring them back to their original glory. I use Rejuvenate on all my hardwood floors twice a year, spring and fall. They make my floors look practically brand new.
Related: Cleaning Mistakes You Made Last Time You Cleaned
Clean The Coils
You should clean the refrigerator’s condenser coil, usually found behind the toe grille, with a long-handled bottle brush and a vacuum cleaner with an attachment hose to remove dust and lint. Built-up dust and pet hair can shut down the unit by causing it to overheat.
To remove dust from coils attached to the hard-to-reach back side of the fridge, carefully pull the refrigerator out several feet and vacuum thoroughly; finish by vacuuming and washing the floor and moving the regenerator back into place.
Put on the Gloves
If it’s been a while and your home is pretty dirty, stock up on some rubber gloves. Rubber gloves help you move through your icky cleaning tasks without worrying about getting your hands dirty.
Clean At the Right Time of Day
Make sure you’re cleaning at the right time of day but starting early and finishing before 3 PM when the sun begins to fade.
If the day you choose happens to be raining, try and reschedule as rainy days make it harder to see clearly exactly where the dirt, cobwebs, and grime is hiding. Stick to bright sunny days.
Move Left to Right, Top to Bottom
Just like you need your supplies handy, you want to clean left to right and top to bottom. This way you’re not re-cleaning areas and won’t miss areas because you’re tidying in a systematic way.
Turn it Up!
Nothing will make the time go faster than putting on your favorite tunes. It keeps you motivated and in the process you have a little fun too!
One of the ways cleaning is fun for me is when I’m able to dig into my new Mrs. Meyers products from Grove Collaborative.
What cleaning products do you love? Let me know!