Spring is the best season to rearrange and refresh your home. Although we usually follow the holiday calendar and take care of the cleaning before Easter, the ideal time for this cleaning is after the celebrations. Now is the time to roll up your sleeves and bring order to your home by following these simple tips.
- Be Prepared
Stock up on everything you need before you start:
- Rubber gloves
- Microfiber towels, wet wipes (for electronics) and other suitable material for dry and wet cleaning
- Universal cleaner (prefer one that is harmless to nature)
- Brush with handle for walls and floor and small brush for hard to reach places
- Trash bags
- Transform the chaos into order
Arranging will make cleaning faster and more efficient.
- Organize closets and wardrobes
- Arrange your “workplace” where you will place the tools
- Clean cabinets and wardrobes of unnecessary items
- Always clean from top to bottom
When cleaning the whole house, start from the upper floor (if it is on several floors) and work in a downward direction to avoid the transfer of dirt from one floor to another. When cleaning a room, start by removing cobwebs and dirt from the ceiling and top of the walls. Then clean the ceiling fan and lighting fixtures, window frames and walls. Finish your work with furniture, thresholds and the floor. This saves you the hassle of re-cleaning all places.
- Save time
Effectively plan your cleaning time to shorten it. Remember to start with the use of detergents (unless a shorter duration of action is specified on the label). Thus, while you perform other tasks, the preparations will have time to work fully and the cleaning will be much easier.
- Safety first
Remember that there are a number of almost imperceptible risks. Examine the contents and user manuals of the products you clean with, because they may contain acids, bleach and small particles that irritate the eyes, skin, nose and even the lungs. It is recommended to wear protective gloves and goggles, and why not a mask. To protect your hands from dirt, you can apply a cosmetic vaseline under the gloves.
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