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Successful Spring Cleaning Tips

April 21, 2021
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As the weather starts to warm up and the trees start to gain some color, there’s typically an urge to do some spring cleaning in Bonney Lake WA homes. After all, with more sunshine these days, it’s a little easier to see some of the dust and dirt that was easy to miss during the winter. Plus, spring inspires a sense of revitalization and that goes for homes, too. Even if your home is brand new, there’s probably some cleaning that can be done.

First up, get the whole household involved if they’re capable. After all, everyone in the home contributed to some of the mess. Even getting little kids involved may help encourage them to keep things a little neater on occasion. At least try to find jobs that they may find fun, even if you have to go behind them and finish up some of the work. The more hands involved in the work, the faster it will go.

Next, approach your cleanup room by room. Sure, there’s the whole house to do, in theory, but if you focus on one room at a time, you’re less likely to get distracted and end up with lots of cleaning messes all over the place. This is also where it helps to get the whole family involved, so that multiple rooms can be done at one time. To help prevent distractions, keep a bag or basket in the room you’re working on to hold items that need to be moved elsewhere. Then, once you’re finished cleaning the room, you can then go through and distribute items to their rightful places.

Also try to have all of the cleaning items you’ll need on hand, so you’re not running back and forth. For spring cleaning, it may be worthwhile to stock up on multiples of cleaners, dusters, sponges, paper towels, and similar items so everyone can have their own. It will all get used eventually. Realistically, though, try to keep the cleaning supplies to a minimum, with multipurpose cleaners, microfiber cloths, and paper towels. Those will go a long way in covering most of the cleaning necessities.

That bag or basket for out-of-place items should also be accompanied by a bag for items that you want to trash, recycle, or donate. One of the biggest causes of mess in a home is simple clutter. Bags, envelopes, random toys, chargers, boxes, scarves, and more start to fill up tables and corners of rooms and add to the feeling of disorder. Really make an attempt to control the clutter and get rid of things you don’t need or find better homes for things you plan on keeping. After all, dusting gets a lot easier when there is less stuff you have to move. Streamline where possible to make cleaning easier in the future.

While the baseboards may be getting their first dusting of the season, don’t forget about specific seasonal chores. With pollen and other allergens on the rise, change your filters if you haven’t done so recently. Now is also a good time to clean your windows if possible, and definitely clean your porches, patios, grills, and outdoor furniture so they’re ready for use as soon as the weather cooperates.

Finally, start packing away some of your heavy winter clothing that you’re not using any more. Winter clothing tends to be bulky, so if you can store it away for the spring and summer, it will be easier to organize your closet and find the clothing you want and need now.

If you still feel overwhelmed, check online for spring cleaning checklists. They can help you get started and may even make you feel like you’ve accomplished more if you can check off items on a list. Before you know it, your Bonney Lake WA homes will be sparkling.

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