Last Minute Spring Cleaning Tips

Summer is fast approaching and whether you are just trying to prepare for the warmer weather or maybe you have a special person graduating this year or maybe just need to clear out the garage for your summer toys!  

Here are some Last Minute Spring Cleaning Tips for you!

  1. Stock up on Cleaning Supplies
  • Dish Detergent
  • Bleach
  • Non-chlorine bleach
  • Multipurpose cleaner
  • Mark removing sponges
  • Bathroom cleaners, soap scum and mildew removers
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Furniture Polish
  • Stainless Steel Cleaner
  • Oven Cleaner (if you need it)
  • Buckets
  • Rags or cloths
  • Broom, dustpan
  • Vacuum with a hose attachment
  • Paper towels
  • Sponges
  • Scrubbing sponges
  • Scrubbing brushes
  • Spray bottles
  • Rubber Gloves
  1. Get Organized
  • Decide where you will start
  • Gather your cleaning supplies together
  • Start with the most time consuming task
  • Move room to room, to save time and energy
  1. Recruit Help
  • Younger children can dust and tidy the areas you are cleaning
  • Teenagers can help to move furniture and vacuum or even clean the garage!
  • Hire a professional for the difficult tasks
  1. Have the right Tools to save time
  • Microfiber cloths clean very nicely
  • Vacuum extensions  clean tight and hard to reach places
  • Duster extensions to avoid ladders and get to ceilings and high places
  1. Prepare your area before you start.
  • Pre-dusting makes cleaning bathrooms easier and you won’t have to deal with left over lint on surfaces
  • Pre-spraying your surfaces so they can work for you and save you elbow grease
  • Boiling a cup of water in the microwave before cleaning to help loosen up grit
  • Using a cleaner in the toilet and letting it sit to remove that stubborn toilet ring.
  1. Areas Commonly Forgotten
  • Dishwasher – needs a good wipe down too, clean the inside of door and edges including crevices, use a bit of vinegar to run a cycle to clean the interior of the dishwasher
  • Don’t forget to look up in every room – cobwebs and ceiling fans are commonly forgotten
  • Put yourself in a different view point to see things you may have missed by getting down low to find things under furniture or up high to see dust on cabinets you didn’t see before
  • Lamp shades and Bases,  Corners of rooms, Fireplaces are commonly missed or not seen
  1. Clean your Cleaning Tools
  • Have plenty of clean rags or cloths on hand
  • Replace water in buckets often
  • Use a dry cloth for dusting and make sure to shake out or replace when necessary

When necessary leave certain tasks to the professionals.  Sometimes cleaning the gutters or pressure washing the driveway, cleaning exterior windows or cleaning carpets is best left to the professionals.  In this busy hustle and bustle of preparing the home, if a task seems out of reach sometimes it’s a good time to call in a professional. 

As a Carpet cleaning Professional I have seen many mistakes by those trying to do it all, sometimes stain removal products when not used properly can set stains and discolor carpets.  Once that is the case nothing can be done by any professional.