Spring is the time of year when everyone comes out of hibernation and the excitement of finding new perspective in our surroundings starts greets us around every corner. Being surrounded by new growth, fresh air, and warmth awakens a need in all of us to purge our homes of the old and create a fresh start in our environment that’s as refreshing and light as spring itself. Hence “Spring Cleaning”! Whether you’re staying in your current home or you’ve been looking for a custom home builder in Peoria-Dunlap to really start off fresh this spring, there’s nothing like a clean home to bring winter-weary families together in an age old tradition.
Here are some helpful tips that will hopefully make your spring cleaning a successful one! Remember: dedicating yourself to the details is what will make your results shine. That’s what helps us stand out as a Peoria-Dunlap custom home builder and will make your home stand out as clean and pristine.
1. Make a List
Yes, this sounds like the most obvious step, but making a list of each room you would like to tackle and listing out every task, especially those not normally done, can be incredibly helpful. This list will not only keep you organized, but will also allow those helping you to know what needs to be done. Plus, who doesn’t like to cross something off a list? This small act can keep you motivated to accomplish items until the whole list is nothing but scratches and scribbles!
2. Get All the Right Supplies
This may seem like another obvious pointer, but it’s important to make sure you start with everything you need. It’s never fun after all your helpers are there, the list is made, and you’ve cranked up “The Eye of the Tiger,” to find out that you don’t have any paper towels and need to run to the store.
3. Take Your Time & Take Breaks!
Speeding through a spring cleaning is recipe for missed corners and an unfinished product. Take your time and really put some elbow grease into those smudges. Your home and later satisfaction will thank you even if your shoulders don’t! Also, take some breaks. Cleaning, believe it or not, is actually quite the workout. Make sure you are well rested, eat some hearty meals, and don’t be afraid to take some time to play around on Facebook. Just remember to get back to cleaning eventually!
Spring cleaning is a great time to look through those old boxes and closets and find things you don’t really need. Making “keep,” “toss,” and “donate/sell,” boxes is a great way to take the plunge and get rid of those old Meatloaf albums!
5. Start From the Top Down
Vacuuming the floor before dusting the fan blades is not the greatest idea. When you first tackle a room, start with the light fixtures and walls. Then move down to the tall furniture, shelves, and lamps. Once those items at eye level are spic-and-span, head to the sofas, chairs, coffee table knick knacks, etc. Lastly, hit that floor with everything you can muster because you’re almost done!
Hopefully these tips have given you some motivation to head to the closet and pull out that dust mop. Let us know if you have any creative ways of completing your spring cleaning on our Facebook page, and remember, “Housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don’t do it!”