Now is the perfect time to start your spring cleaning and give your home a fresh start. This is especially important, because it’s very likely you’ve been spending a lot more time at home than usual due to the coronavirus. Plus, it never hurts to take a few extra steps to get your home extra clean in a biofriendly and environmentally-safe manner.
- Start With a List
Before you dive right in to cleaning your home, you should put together a list of what you want to accomplish. Make sure you cover things like cleaning your windows, dusting, disinfecting countertops, sanitizing surfaces around your home, cleaning and deodorizing your dishwasher, giving your washing machine a deep cleaning and more.
- Make Your Own DIY Cleaners
It’s very important to remember organic, natural DIY cleaners benefit health and home. It kind of misses the point if you’re going to do some spring cleaning, yet use toxic cleaners to do so. If you truly want to clean your home, you’ve got to remove the harmful toxins too. This is why making your own DIY cleaners is a smart move.
- Replace Your Air Filters
Airing out your home only goes so far in improving indoor air quality. You also need to regularly replace the air filters in your home. This way, you’ll be recirculating clean, fresh air rather than dirty, potentially toxic, air.
- Go Room By Room
If you have a lot of spring cleaning to do, I recommend planning your cleaning on a room by room basis, instead of trying to tackle cleaning and removing all the clutter from your entire home in one weekend or one day. This will allow to you to do a more thorough spring cleaning. It also gives you a feeling of accomplishment after you finish each room or area. Of course if you’re feeling up to it, and you don’t have a large space, no harm with making a day of it. What’s important is to get the job done and to do it well.
- Divide and Conquer
Divide the items you no longer intend to keep into a donation pile, a reuse/repurpose pile and a “can’t figure out anything else to do with it because it’s broken or worn beyond repair, so I have to trash it” pile. The last one, of course, should have the least number of items in it.
Get your family involved in spring cleaning. Each person can be assigned a room or task and, then using list you put together, you can get started. This is a smart way to tackle more space in a shorter period of time.
- Remember to Clean Your Closets and Garage
Although closets, cupboards and cabinets are not always visible, you need to clean these out too. Store clothes you no longer need. By doing this, you might even find some things you forgot you had and can now put to good use.
- Schedule “Spring Cleaning” Throughout the Year
While everyone does spring cleaning differently, it’s an important action to take to help keep you and your family healthy. Reducing indoor toxins and improving air quality inside your home, not to mention natural cleaning of surfaces throughout the house, can be beneficial for all.