If you have been using the down time of the coronavirus pandemic to avoid spring cleaning, you are not alone. Here are some tips to not only deep clean your home but they will help alleviate some allergens that cause those dreaded spring and summer sniffles.
Make a schedule. Take note of areas are your home that need the most work. What areas are neglected when you are doing routine cleaning. Those places are usually the best places to start. No matter where you start, make a plan to tackle each room then keep yourself focused on one task at a time.
De-clutter your home. Decluttering allows you to be efficient and it will keep you organized. Studies have show that a disorganized home contributes to high stress levels. Set aside some time to organize your closets and junk drawers. You will be surprised how much this will take some weight off your shoulders.
Don’t forget your walls and windows. Floors are probably a part of your routine cleaning but when was the last time your windows or walls got a good cleaning. Not all dust settles on the floor and surfaces like end tables or desks. You can use a damp towel to wipe down the walls and blinds by starting from the top and working your way down. A nice glass cleaner will have those windows spotless. Do not neglect the curtains. Some curtains are machine washable. Otherwise a good shaking or dusting will suffice.
Do not be intimidated by your kitchen and bathroom. Go through your refrigerator and all the condiments on the door. Throw away all old items and wipe down the shelves. For your bathroom, change your shower curtain or wash it if it is machine washable. Go through your medicine cabinet and throw away the expired products.
Get the family involved. Even the unwilling helpers can make a difference in the workload. This is a great time to get the entire family involved. Many children are out of school due to the pandemic and now because of summer break. Try putting on some fun music and establishing a family reward as an incentive to get the work done.
One you have established a deep cleaning on your home, establish new habits. A Simple clean-up routine practiced once at least once a week, can make it incredibly easy to keep your home clean and tidy year-round.
And of course, it would not be a proper 2020 list without a mention of cleaning to prevent the spread of covid-19. Make sure to wipe frequently touched items such as doorknobs, light switches, the remote and sink handles to name a few. It its recommended that you do this sort of cleaning much more often than your general routine cleaning.