With spring right around the corner, you may already be feeling tense at the idea of your spring cleaning. While giving your whole house a deep scrub is essential to keeping allergies under control and maintaining your home’s value, the back-breaking labor and long hours of cleaning can leave you anxious. Here are some tips for making the job much easier on you.
Make a List of Projects and Plan the Order
Spring cleaning is easiest when it’s done in a logical order. For example, it would be foolish to scrub the downstairs carpets and then clean out the attic, as the dust and debris tracked downstairs would likely just dirty the carpet again. The same can be said for scrubbing down the walls and repainting them right before the floors are to be stripped and refinished. You want to plan your projects in an order that makes the most sense and will not undo work that’s already been completed.
Get as Much Help as Possible
In some circles, friends help friends with their spring cleaning. You may decide to help your best friend over one weekend if she’ll help you the next. If that’s not an option, consider getting help from a cleaning service. Extra hands will make the work go much more quickly and will likely make the entire project run much more smoothly than if you were to do it all yourself. Call for several cleaning estimates before you make a commitment, to ensure you’re getting the best deal.
Know Your Own Limitations
If you want the lawn aerated or all the ceilings repainted this spring, you may be biting off more than you can chew. The same can also be said for scrubbing the siding or cleaning out the gutters. Don’t take on tasks that you do not have the safety equipment or stamina to do yourself. An injury could cost you time from work, far exceeding what you may have paid a skilled tradesman to do these tasks for you.
Spring cleaning can be overwhelming, especially if you have a lot of work you want to get done this year. By taking these tips into consideration, you can accomplish your goal is the easiest way possible and free yourself from a lot of stress and anxiety in the process.