Spring cleaning is important for everyone, particularly if suffer from allergies. For the sake of your health and your families health, a clean home is a must. Here are some Spring Cleaning tips.
1. Make A Plan
It can be daunting when you start to think about giving your whole home a good Spring Cleaning, but it doesn’t have to be. Make a plan for yourself. Decide which rooms need the cleaning the most, and start there, move to rooms that are used most often. These rooms likely carry the most germs and require the most attention. Finish off with the rooms that are barely used or don’t require a lot of time. Tackling the worst at the start and finishing with the easiest makes the job feel less overwhelming and ensure you’ll have the energy at the end to complete the job.
Decluttering makes you more efficient and keeps you organized. Did you know that a decluttered home promotes good mental health too? Studies have shown that a well organized house helps reduce stress and therefore promotes good mental health.
Decluttering also makes it easier to clean and ensures all areas of a room can be disinfected.
3. Work Top Down
When cleaning, it’s best to work from the ceiling to the floor. One of the most overlooked items to dust is the ceiling fan, but it tends to collect a lot of dust, which is then spread through a room when activated.
If you don’t have a HEPA vacuum, look for one with attachments, like dusting brushes and crevice tools, and hoses that can be used to clean any location.
These tools make it simple to clean ceiling fans, cobwebs in corners, furniture, pillows, and tight spaces like behind furniture. Be sure to move your furniture too (or at least vacuum under it).
4. Walls and Windows
Don’t forget that walls and windows collect dust and can be a primary source of gers. Not all dust settles on the floor and other surfaces. Just use a damp towel to wipe down walls and blinds (starting from the top).
5. Kitchen’s and Bathrooms
Some quick tips about kitchen’s and bathrooms
- Wipe down your cabinets.
- Go through your pantry and refrigerator. Wipe down the shelves, and throw away any old items.
- If you have stainless steel appliances, be sure to use gentle cleaners to avoid scratching and wipe in the same direction of the grain.
- Change your shower curtain.
6. Change Your Furnace Filter
Changing your furnace filter is one of the most important parts of spring cleaning.
Ducts build up dust during winter, and new filters catch unwanted particles so they don’t enter your space. It’s an inexpensive way to make sure you’re breathing clean, healthy air.