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11 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Easy

11 Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Easy
March 15, 2023

Ah, spring. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the days are getting longer. Torontonians await the day it finally feels like summer will return. While we all look forward to spring, it also comes along with an age-old practice: spring cleaning. 

11 ways to make spring cleaning easy

Although spring cleaning might seem like a painful experience, it makes a difference in maintaining a happy, healthy home. It removes excess dust and remnants of other things, like road salt, lingering on your floors and the stale air that has been hanging around all winter. 

To make the whole spring cleaning process less daunting, here are eleven ways to make it easier.

1. Create a spring cleaning schedule

Spring cleaning has a long to-do list that is far too detailed to tackle at once. There’s no rush, so you can pace yourself and do one job at a time. Typically, a good spring cleaning regime includes the following in every room:

  • Washing those rarely cleaned areas such as baseboards, door frames, ceilings, window sills, doors, and walls.
  • Vacuuming and washing your heating vents.
  • Washing curtains, blinds, and other window treatments (including your shower curtain).
  • Washing your windows, at least inside, and preferably also outside if you can.
  • Dusting and wiping down light fixtures and ceiling fans.
  • Decluttering to remove stuff you don’t need and organize the stuff you do.

Break your schedule down, starting with the rooms you use most often, and make your way through the items on the list one by one. 

2. Clean out the junk drawer

Almost every home has a junk drawer where little things without a place end up. Cleaning out the junk drawer just frees up space for the next year’s junk, but it’s a quick and easy task. Toss anything that’s outdated or has no purpose in there.

3. Organize as you go

You need to organize the closets in every room you are cleaning. This is the perfect time to visit your local storage shop and invest in some bins and baskets. As you get into decluttering mode, use your organizers to keep things neat, and also free up more space. 

You can find specialty storage items at stores like Ikea, including those you can hang on the backside of doors. If your budget is limited, head to the dollar store to find some baskets and bins.

4. Reduce dust

Often, you are breathing in the debris that the winter leaves behind. Tiny particles tracked in on winter boots include harmful materials like road salt. Spring allergy season can make life even more miserable with itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, throat irritation, and more. 

Reducing dust begins with a good dusting tool with clinging properties, so the dust doesn’t wind up in the air and falls back down onto your surfaces. A vacuum with an HEPA filter does a far better job capturing those airborne particles. 

Also, remember that spring cleaning is all about making an extra effort to reach dust throughout your home. That calls for heavy lifting, like moving your furniture away from the walls, tackling those dust bunnies under the bed, and using a broom to remove dust and cobwebs along the ceiling.

5. Use green cleaning products

Shop for green cleaning products that clean effectively without bringing chemicals and toxins into your home. They make green products for any surface today, so choose the one that is task-specific and enjoy the healthy benefits of a fresh, non-hazardous clean.

6. Steam clean germy surfaces

Speaking of green cleaning, steam cleaners are the ultimate eco-friendly cleaner. Instead of depending on highly toxic chemicals to tackle those germy, grimy surfaces, like the area around the toilet, showers and tubs, and kitchen backsplashes, you can rent (or buy) a steam cleaner to get a nice deep cleaning for your home.

7. Work from ceiling to floor

Work in an organized fashion, so you don’t create more messes while you take on each chore. Always start from the top, and work your way down. This way, you remove any dirt and dust that falls as you clean.

8. Don’t forget the walls

Use an eco-friendly, all-purpose cleaner to remove those scuff marks, fingerprints, and things like crayon marks from your walls and switch plates. It will look like you repainted!

9. Make those windows and mirrors sparkle

Clean windows and mirrors make your home sparkle while making things feel bright. Good old vinegar and newspaper are a great way to clean if you want to avoid using chemicals like ammonia. A squeegee with warm water also works well as long as the windows or mirrors aren’t grimy.

10. Create a cleaning caddy

A cleaning caddy makes it easy to keep everything you need handy as you clean. Your caddy should include: 

  • An all-purpose cleaner
  • Disinfecting all-purpose bathroom cleaner
  • Multi-surface cleaning wipes
  • Extendible duster
  • Lint roller for hair and dust
  • Microfiber cleaning cloths
  • A sponge
  • Scrub brush
  • Rubber gloves

11. Enlist residential cleaning services

At Maid4Condos, our residential cleaning services provide a deep clean that sets you on the right path for a clean and tidy home. All the major tasks required for a thorough spring cleaning are handled for you, providing a clean slate that is far easier to keep clean. 

A deep cleaning is ideal for your spring cleaning, as it addresses every surface and area of your home, removing germs and leaving behind a fresh, clean home. Some of these cleaning tasks include the following:

  • Bathtub and shower enclosure
  • Inside, out, and behind the toilet
  • Lights, mirrors, sink, countertops
  • Vacuum ceiling fan cover
  • Light switches and door knobs
  • Empty garbage bin
  • Vacuum/mop floors
  • Wipe baseboards
  • Spot-wipe walls
  • Dust counters, table tops, and picture frames
  • Clean mirrors and polish ornaments
  • Wipe switches and door knobs
  • Clean stove top and inside microwave
  • Polish fridge front
  • Backsplash, countertops, and cupboard fronts
  • Clean sinks
  • Vacuum and tidy sofa seating
  • Table tops, picture frames, and window ledges
  • Clean mirrors and dust ornaments
  • Wipe telephones, switches, and door knobs
  • Clean under/behind furniture
  • Laundry room cleaning
  • Clear air vent
  • Clear lint trap
  • Wipe washer/dryer
  • Clean floors

Once we leave, you can adopt a cleaning regime that helps keep your home clean, or you can call us to manage your home cleaning all year round. For more information, you can contact us online or call us at 647-822-0601.

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