Today is the first day of spring and you know what that must mean: it’s time for spring cleaning! Even though it usually takes a lot of effort, but it is well worth it in the end and it is a very satisfying process. And, of course, we can count on Martha Stewart to make it significantly easier for us. She has provided us with an article that includes a printable checklist that also has information on cleansers, stain removal, fabric care, and storage. After printing out and looking at the checklist, create a realistic schedule based on the checklist.
These are a few of the amazing tips she offers for your spring cleaning plans:
- Wipe Walls and Ceilings: Vacuum around the edges and corners of the floor and ceiling. For stubborn surface grime on the walls, use a solvent-free degreaser.
- Dust Books and Shelves: Take everything off the shelf and wipe down each book individually and dust the shelves completely.
- Clean Upholstered Furnishings: Take the cushions off the furniture and beat the material to remove dust. Then use the vacuums crevice tools to clean under the seat cushions.
She, also, talks about:
- Wax Wooden Furniture
- Ensure Fire Safety
- Wash Window Screens
- Clean Window Treatments
- Wax Non-Wood Floors
- Dust Home Thoroughly
- Reseal Grout Lines
- Vacuum and Shampoo Rugs
And here is some spring cleaning advice straight from me:
- Listen to loud music while you clean to make it fun
- Dance while you listen to loud music while you clean to make it even more fun plus it’s a good workout
- Make it a team effort- clean with your roommate or your significant other or your kids, it will get down faster and make it more enjoyable
- Don’t try to do it ALL at once – break it up over several weekends otherwise you will get too worn out
You can find more tips and the printable checklist at the following link: