Use these time-saving spring cleaning tips to quickly deep clean your home.
Spring cleaning is the perfect time to get your home back into tip-top shape after the winter season. However, it can be very overwhelming and time-consuming if you aren’t careful. In order to get everything tidy without it taking the entire spring season to complete your cleaning tasks, follow the tips below to save time.
10 Time-Saving Spring Cleaning Tips
Don't try to declutter, clean, and organize all at the same time.
Before you tackle your spring cleaning, you may find it helpful to declutter your home first. Here are Tips for Decluttering Your House with printable checklists. It is easier to deep clean when you can actually find the surfaces that you want to clean.
Create a checklist for your cleaning.
This is the time to do all that ‘deep down’ cleaning that isn’t done often. Therefore, it’s nice to have a list of everything you want to get done while spring cleaning. Prioritize the list based on efficiency to get things done even faster. Here are some Printable Spring Cleaning Checklists for the rooms in your home.
Get your whole family to pitch in.
You shouldn’t be the only one getting your hands dirty while cleaning the house. Kids can tidy up their rooms, and your spouse can do the garage, office, or other room. Getting everyone involved could have the spring cleaning done in a single weekend. Just be sure each person has their own list – so you aren’t going back to do extra work that they left behind later! Here are 5 fun spring cleaning activities that kids will enjoy.
Use Furniture Sliders
If you don't have family around to help you lift and move furniture so you can clean behind it, consider getting furniture sliders. They will allow you to easily move furniture without killing your back.
Clean one room at a time.
It can seem easier to sweep every room, or dust every fan, at once. However, this can actually lead to you getting sidetracked, forgetting what you were doing, or causing you to jump around in your spring cleaning. It’s much more time effective to finish a room completely before moving on to the next.
Put all cleaning supplies in something portable.
You can your cleaning tools to be accessible at all times, and lugging them all in your arms just isn’t the best way to transfer them. Get a basket or something similar that can house all of your cleaning supplies, dusters, rags, and anything else you need while you clean. Once you finish a room, be sure to grab the container so you have it as you begin the next space.
Clean from top to bottom…literally.
This may seem like common sense, but if you are in the cleaning groove and aren’t paying attention, you can create more work for yourself. Be sure you start each room by cleaning the ceiling, fans, and walls. This way, all the dust and grime is on the floor when you are ready to sweep or vacuum.
Use Your Vacuum for More than the Floors!
Does your vacuum have attachments? Make use of those to speed up dusting, even if it is just to take off the heavy layer of dust before you go back through with a dust cloth. I use my vacuum attachments to dust the blinds, clean baseboards, dust window seals, clean the sliding glass door tracks, remove dust from the rarely used guest bathtub, dust the top of tall furniture, clean under and behind appliances that are too heavy to move, and more. Then when all the cleaning is done, I use the vacuum again to vacuum the carpets and floors.
Buy Disposable Dusters.
While I don't usually use disposable dusters, I do make use of them when doing my spring cleaning. When you deep clean you are going to be discovering neglected areas with a lot of dust. Investing in an extendable heavy duty duster and duster refills will make your deep cleaning easier for those hard to reach places.
Don’t rush it.
Most people will not be able to get all of their cleaning done in a single day. In fact, many spend one day on each room in their home. This ensures that each room is thoroughly cleaned, so you aren’t going back later to redo what’s already been done. Cleaning as fast as possible may seem like a time-saver, but not when you aren’t getting things as clean as you want them the first time around.
Don’t forget to Spring Clean the 10 Neglected Areas or your home.