If you’re making your spring cleaning checklist, you may want to start early. Spring cleaning can be a lot of fun if you break up your projects over a few weeks and don’t tackle too much at once. The goal with spring cleaning is that it takes place over the entire spring, so you will have plenty of time!
Use these easy tips to help you get your home ready for summer by optimizing your spring cleaning schedule.
Spring cleaning tips
Start with curtains, duvets, and comforters
Everyday Health suggeststhat spring cleaning each year can reduce allergy symptoms. Most people clean up too much during their first cleaning and that’s where they get burnt out. If you start by focusing on a particular project, this can help you to pinpoint key areas and you won’t stress as much about the other tasks.
For starters, consider cleaning all your comforters, duvets and curtains. Most people will send these things out to be professionally cleaned, but you can also throw your duvets and comforters into an industrial sized washer and get the same effect. If you don’t have one, just head over to your local laundromat and look for the “large load” washing machines. That way you can thoroughly clean the dust and dander from your comforters and duvets. You can always tumble dry most fabrics, but check the tag to be sure.
With your curtains, you may want to have these cleaned unless you plan on air drying them and ironing them. Because your fabrics may include silk and other hard to iron materials, a dry cleaner can help. That’s what makes this an easy project. Check it off your spring cleaning checklist and it’s cookies for everyone!
Next, tackle the carpet and floors
With this project, you may want to space it out over the course of two days. Do the carpets one day and the floors the next. If you’re up for it, you can have the carpets done professionally and you can tackle waxing the floors yourself. If you decide to wax your floors, Murphy’s Oil Soap is a great tool for giving a light wax to hardwood floors and you can turn on a fan or open a window to speed up the drying time.
With your carpeting, the goal is to get up all the dirt, salt, and grime from the winter months. A wet dry vacuum can help with this or a vacuum that has a deep cleaner. This can help because the bristles in the vacuum can penetrate deep into the carpet. If you hire a service, they will bring their own equipment and this can save you from having to rent equipment to help with your spring cleaning.
If you need help with carpet cleaning, Minneapolis MN residents use Angie’s List and Yelp referrals to find the best services. You can always compare rates and then check the services with the Better Business Bureau. That way your spring cleaning is done and the cookies are in the oven!