Spring cleaning is a great way to get ready for the warmer weather. Deep cleaning your house can clear your mind and give you a sense of accomplishment, but you may feel overwhelmed by how much work you have to do. Making a spring cleaning to-do list can help you stay organised and keep track of your priorities. Here are five important items to include on your checklist:
Move items into storage.
Your first spring cleaning task should be to make some extra space in your home. If your house is full of clutter, you’ll have a hard time keeping everything clean. You may have boxes, furniture, or other items that you don’t need in the summer. Instead of filling up your house with these belongings, you can move them to a storage unit in Epping. You can make your home feel larger and cleaner just by clearing away the seasonal items that you won’t be using in the warmer months.
Get rid of clutter.
Before you start deep cleaning your home, you should get some clutter out of the way. Go through your closets and cupboards to find the items that you won’t need for the summer. You can donate what you don’t want and put the rest into your Epping storage unit.
You should also clear out all of the “invisible corners,” or piles of clutter that have been sitting in your home for so long that they’ve become a part of the landscape. There may be stacks of old mail on your desk or a collection of cardboard boxes next to the front door. Spring cleaning is the perfect time to finally clean the messes that have been a part of your home for months.
Deep clean your floors.
If you’ve moved boxes or furniture into your Epping storage unit, you may be surprised by how much open floor space you now have. Take this time to deep clean your carpets and your wood floors. Start by sweeping and vacuuming to pick up dirt and dust, and mop your wood floors with a mixture of soapy water and baking soda. Use carpet cleaner on all of your rugs, and wax your vinyl or linoleum floors to make them shine again.
Dust all surfaces.
Dust can accumulate all over your furniture, windowsills, ceiling fans, and other surfaces. Use a damp cloth or a feather duster to remove dust throughout your entire home. Take everything off of your shelves and out of your cupboards to clean the surfaces thoroughly, and use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust from the walls and ceilings.
Clean upholstered and wooden furniture.
Dirt, dust, and pet hair can collect on your upholstered furniture. Take your couch cushions outside and beat them by hand to get rid of the dust, and use your vacuum’s crevice tools to clean the rest of the furniture. If there are any stains, use upholstery cleaner to remove them. Wipe down your wooden furniture with a damp cloth, and apply wax to make the items look as good as new. If you’re moving any furniture into your Epping storage unit, you should clean it first, so you don’t have to worry about cleaning when you take it out of storage.