Top Spring Cleaning Tips for 2020

If you are ready to get down and dirty this year with your spring cleaning, there are a lot of tips and tricks that can really help your efforts. From tips on how to get organized, to must-have products, you do not want to dive into your spring cleaning without these tools. Here are our Top Spring Cleaning Tips and Must-Haves in 2020.

Get organized

Before you even grab that mop or a dust rag, make a schedule and organize how you want to approach your spring cleaning. First, determine which areas of your home are lacking the attention they really need. Do you have closets filled to the ceiling? Has your family room become a catch-all? Are you tripping over a pile of shoes at your front door?

Supplies
Pen and paper: Write it down or you just won’t follow the path.

Checklist: The internet literally has thousands of pre-made checklists, in case you would rather let someone else organize your schedule.

Timer: you can maximize your time by setting a time limit per room you wish to clean.

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Take charge of clutter

A great way to start your spring cleaning experience is to declutter before you even start to clean. A cluttered and disorganized home can easily lead to unnecessary stress. Your brain will focus on that mess and believe that the work is not done.

Where to declutter

  • Organize your closets
  • Dust and organize your office
  • Look through that dreaded junk drawer
  • Toss the junk from your leftover garage sale
  • Organize shoes, coats, hats, etc.

Work top to bottom

Once you think you are ready to tackle a room that has been decluttered, you should always work from the top down. This is because you want to force the debris downward to avoid the need to re-clean the area. Get cobwebs and dirt on your ceiling fans to clean first, then work your way down. There is no point in doing double the work. Dust the furniture and tabletops next, so the last thing you focus on is just vacuuming the floor. All surfaces should then be clean.

Additional Supplies:
Vacuum extension hose

Wool duster with extended pole

Get the must-haves

A true and full spring cleaning job will most likely include a trip to the store or an internet search for additional supplies that you might not own.

The Must-Haves

HEPA Vacuum: Choosing a high-quality HEPA vacuum will catch those pesky particles you can’t even see. It traps pet dander, allergens and all household particles in your home. This is one of those must-haves that should be at the top of your list.
CitraSolv: This is a cleaning solution that will cut through grease, remove pet stains from carpeting, and rids your bathroom of make-up build up.
Disposable Toilet Scrubber: To make your toilet extra clean without using a scrubber multiple times, the disposable toilet scrubber will have your john sparkling in no time.
Natural Stainless Steel Cleaner: To clean any surface made of stainless steel, you must use a special cleaner to make it shine brilliantly.
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser: This pad is perfect for buffing out scuffs, stains and grease.
Latex Gloves: You do not want all this dirt and grime on your beautiful hands.
Oven Cleaner: You want to get the specific cleaner made just for your oven.
White Vinegar: Especially if you are the natural type, white vinegar is a common ingredient in a variety of homemade cleaning concoctions.

The Don’t Forgets

When you start your spring cleaning journey, it can be easy to go back on old habits and just clean as you normally do, week in and week out. There are areas of each room you do not want to skip out on. Here are some “Don’t Forget” areas for your spring cleaning list:

  • Walls
  • Windows
  • Baseboards
  • Changing out air filters, cleaning vents
  • Scrubbing behind the toilet
  • Sanitizing doorknobs, light switches, refrigerator doors, faucets, and handles, etc.
  • Put a fresh coat of paint on that project you’ve been meaning to do

Set the tone for the future

You can do all the cleaning you want, all the organizing, all the sanitizing, but what will really make the difference is setting a new tone for the future. Perhaps a little redecorating with brighter colors, fun pillows or replacing your towels to enjoy something new. Sprucing up your home with vibrant colors and new decor is a great way to put the cherry on top of the spring cleaning cake.

Bottom Line

Spring cleaning does not have to be a huge hassle. It can be an organized attack on germs and dirt in your home. It might take a little bit of time, elbow grease and a few supplies, but it will be great for your mind and body.

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