Spring Cleaning Tips for Better ResultsSpring cleaning is also a great gateway for soon-to-be empty nesters who want to repurpose rooms. And, it’s quite common to discover there’s a lot more than what’s expected. Through the course of a year, it’s easy to pile up possessions of all shapes and sizes. It’s a very common but strange phenomenon and just about every household does it. Before you know it, a closet is stuffed with this and that. The cabinets can’t hold one more item. And, the garage is a maze of junk.
Everyone sees spring as the time to do a clean sweep and catch up on all the household chores you’ve been putting off. But if tacking these jobs is more than you can handle right now, hiring outside help isn’t a bad option. Let a pro tackle these three to-do’s to get the biggest bang for your spring-cleaning buck (and one less thing on your list). —Good HousekeepingIf you want to have a more organized house, you’ll have to start with a plan. Now, that might sound unnecessary but if you don’t have a plan to follow, you’ll find yourself wondering what you’ve already done and what comes next. The best place to begin is where the most clutter resides (if you truly want a well-organized home with more space). Here are some spring cleaning tips for better results:
- Start in the garage, attic, or basement. The best places to start are where most stuff is stored. This is because you’ll really accomplish your goal if you have more available storage space. These areas are typically where the most junk is found and therefore, prime candidates for spring cleaning.
- Be sure to clean from top to bottom. You need to work smartly so you don’t work too hard for no reason. When you’re cleaning a room, declutter it first, then take some time to clean from top to bottom for more efficiency.
- Go methodically room by room. One big mistake too many people make is to jump from one room to another sporadically, trying to chip away here and there. All that does is create confusion and it’s not efficient. Instead, go room by room, one at a time and you’ll get more done.
- Make repairs after cleaning up. Once you’ve cleared out all the clutter and have every room clean, create a to-do list of repairs and replacements. As you make repairs, check them off your list so nothing is missed along the way.