Time for Spring Cleaning
Are you going a little stir crazy? I can’t seem to remember what day it is anymore, and especially can’t remember how many weeks I’ve been self-isolating at home. For the first little bit, I was enjoying my time at home with my family and just taking things easy. Now that we’re going on week 92 (at least it feels like it), there are some tasks I need to tackle- like completing my spring-cleaning checklist. I know I will enjoy my clean home while it lasts, which may only be a day or two with everyone at home all day, every day. But at least I will know that it has been done.
First things first, restock your cleaning supplies.
You’ll need a full arsenal of cleaning supplies before you can get to work. If you like to go the more natural route, white vinegar, baking soda and Castile soap are essentials you can use to make natural cleaners for almost any spot in the house. Next, make sure you have the proper cleaning supplies for the different floors and counters in your house. A microfiber mop is a great option for cleaning vinyl, wood, linoleum, laminate, marble, stone, and ceramic tile.
When I’m cleaning my house, I like to work from the ceiling down to the floor. That way as the dust settles, I can just vacuum it up and wipe things down as I clean.
So, on that note, I like to start by wiping down the walls and ceilings in my house. In my opinion, the best way to remove dust and webs in the hard to reach corners is by using a vacuum. Then, dust off ceiling fans and light fixtures and sweep up or vacuum up any particles that fall to the floor. Once you’ve cleaned your blinds, windows, mirrors and bedding, work your way to the carpet. It’s a great idea to vacuum and shampoo your carpets and rugs. Some of them can be thrown in the wash, making this job a lot easier. Others may require professional cleaning. Check the tag to be sure!
Don’t forget to dust books and shelves and clean/vacuum your furniture. Now is a great time to throw those throw pillows and blankets in the wash for a good sanitizing.
One final thing to remember is to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. This needs to be done twice a year. Dust around the detectors and review your escape plan with your family.
When you do your spring cleaning, do you tackle every room in your house? Tell us some of the things that work best for you, at Elite Storage, your hometown Lafayette storage units. We’d love to share some of your ideas with our friends.