Why am I writing a post about spring cleaning when there is literal snow on the ground and it's February? I don't know, maybe it's just because at my house, it feels like it's time to get a good deep clean done. Whether you're ready to get going on spring cleaning or not (hey, I see you over there still snuggled up in your comfy socks with a hot tea and a book on the couch!), warmer weather is on the horizon and you might just need a month to get emotionally prepared for what's to come.
So, here is some advice from people who have much more expertise than I do when it comes to actually cleaning your home.
Set aside a few hours for a proper spring cleaning session each week.
Start from the top and work your way down. This ensures dust and dirt don't fall down and spread.
Make sure to wear protective gear such as a dust mask, gloves and other protective clothing when dealing with hazardous materials such as harsh chemicals.
Ventilate the area you are cleaning, as some cleaners can be toxic.
Keep a checklist of what you need to do, so that you don't miss anything.
Don't use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning products, as they can cause damage to furniture and other surfaces.
Don't forget to dust off any hard-to-reach areas like ceiling fans or window blinds.
Don't mix different cleaning products together as this can cause hazardous reactions.
Don't forget to empty the vacuum cleaner and change the bag often.
Don't forget to clean the outside of your home as well, especially if it is a warm day.
And who knows? Once you get your home showroom ready, you might think, MAN this would make a great listing for the River Real Estate Team! Or you might be thinking, back off I like living here! Either way, you (or maybe someone new!) will be enjoying that nice clean home of yours in no time!