Ever notice how you feel the urge to turn your house inside out every spring? From sweeping under the rugs and wiping down walls to sanitizing every surface, spring cleaning is something that feels innate to being human—just like breathing air. This tradition has been around for ages, with some stories dating back to the 1800s. Then, winters left every room covered in soot and grime (a result of lighting lamps), and the warmer weather invited people to open their windows and freshen the air.
Today, there are many spring cleaning tips worth knowing—including hiring house cleaning services when the job gets to be too much.
Keep reading for some excellent advice!
1. Work From Top to Bottom
It’s easy to get carried away when you’re housekeeping. One minute you’re thinking about spring cleaning; the next, you’re taking a broom and dustpan to the floors.
Then you realize you forgot to clean the top of the fridge. All that dust and dirt has nowhere to fall but down—ruining the floors you just swept and mopped.
Don’t let this happen to you! You’ll notice that maid services work from top to bottom, cleaning the tops of surfaces (like the blades of your fans) before tackling the floors.
2. Don’t Neglect the Walls
When was the last time you cleaned your walls? We’re guessing it’s been a while!
This spring, give your walls some extra attention.
First, give them all a quick dusting. Then, using simple and non-abrasive products like liquid dish soap, wash your walls in a circular motion, using as little moisture and pressure as possible to avoid damage.
For stubborn blemishes, mix a half-cup of baking soda with a quarter cup of water (making a paste) and rub the stain, which should lift!
3. Go Room by Room
You might not get everything clean in one day.
To keep your project organized, go from room to room. That way, if you have to stop mid-session and come back to it tomorrow, you can pick up where you left off.
Do your tasks in every room in the same order, too, which makes your cleaning more efficient. Use a checklist to make sure you don’t skip any steps.
4. Clean Out the Fridge
Chances are your fridge needs a “top-down, inside-out, front-to-back scrubbing.”
Start by taking everything out, including food and the shelves and bins. If you need to, now’s the perfect time to defrost as well. When it’s all cleared out, wipe down every surface with an unscented cleaner.
When the interior is looking spotless, put everything back inside, then shift your focus to the exterior. Using mold soap and water, clean the entire surface, paying extra attention to the handle(s).
5. Hire House Cleaning Services
Is all this starting to sound like too much work?
Remember, we haven’t even mentioned some of the important tasks like shampooing your carpets and doormats, scrubbing the bathroom, cleaning the windows, or dusting the ceiling and light fixtures.
When in doubt, hire it out! Professional cleaning services are there for a reason—now use them.
This Spring, Be a Lean, Mean, Cleaning Machine
From tackling each room on its own (and going from top to bottom as you do), to deep-cleaning the fridge and paying attention to the walls, these spring cleaning tips ensure a sparkling home.
And if you’re swamped with work, family, errands, and life, hiring fantastic house cleaners is a great option.
LeBlanc Cleaning has the housekeepers you need to get the job done. Click here to request a quote for house cleaning services today!