Does your house need a good deep cleaning, but you don’t even know where to begin?
Now that Spring is here, it’s always a good time to start, however, cleaning your home can be a daunting task or even overwhelming. So, where do you begin? Follow our easy tips and check off list to help get you on your way to a sparkly clean home!
Tip 1: Create a Plan
Have you ever heard the expression, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” Never go into this thinking you’re going to tackle everything all at once! Start with a room or area you have neglected the most and then work your way to the easier areas. Regardless of where you start, having a plan for when you’re tackling each room will keep you focused on the task at hand. Use our checklist below to help you create a plan.
Tip 2: Get Rid of Junk & Clutter
Over the year(s) you accumulate junk and unnecessary clutter that can take over drawers and closets. It’s a scientifically proven fact that a disorganized home can raise your stress levels! This is the time to really focus on throwing away any old or expired items from your pantry, refrigerator, bathroom drawers and/or medicine cabinets. Also, don’t forget the dreaded JUNK drawer! Collect and donate any clothes or items you no longer use or as Marie Kondo of innovative KonMari Method would say, “Does this bring you joy?”
Tip 3: Deep Cleaning from Top to Bottom
Keep in mind the biggest mistake you could make when cleaning your home is cleaning your floors first before dusting your ceiling fan or cleaning the cobwebs off the ceiling! Why you ask? It’s a little thing called “gravity!” Everything will fall to the floor you just cleaned thus making you have to do it twice! Don’t create more work than you need to when cleaning your home.
Tip 4: Replace Air Filters
It’s easy to forget at times to replace our HVAC/Furnace filters. Spring and Fall are always a good way to remember as you should replace every 6 months! By replacing your filters you keep the air clean in your home and prevent less dust and allergens.
Tip 5: Drain Water Heater
Draining your water heater once a year is generally a good idea especially if you live in an area where you experience harder water. Over time, sediment builds up in the bottom of a water heater, which can lead to plugging it up or causing it to malfunction. By draining your water heater, you flush out the sediment (usually made up of minerals and other debris) and ultimately prolong the life of your water heater.