April 2019 Blog

Dare I say it? Spring seems to finally be approaching our doorsteps. Although I am a lover of winter and snow, I have to admit, it’s been a particularly icy and annoying winter. Of course, with spring comes the inevitable urge – well, maybe more of a need than an urge – to do a deep spring cleaning in your home.

Don’t love the idea of doing some serious cleaning, but love the results? Here are a few tips to make the work go faster. In the process, you might actually enjoy yourself. Here are a few things you can to make Spring cleaning more productive for your house – and for you.

Let the outdoors in!

Before you even start, lower your heat and open the windows. For most of us, the house has been closed up all Winter. This is a great time to give your house a much-needed airing out. And, you’ll be happy to have a little crisp fresh air as you work up a sweat.

Whistle while you work

I’m not kidding. There’s nothing better than cranking up some tunes that make you wanna pump up the volume and move like a house a-fire. House-cleaning experts estimate that it takes about 60 minutes per 1,000 square feet when doing a deep clean. That means, if you have a 3,000 square-foot home, it will take about 3 hours to get it done.  While that sounds a bit ambitious to me, think of it as an extended aerobic workout that results in a fresh, clean-smelling home and some righteous calorie-burning  in the process.

When it comes to housework, do it top down

Like office work, where we are told that efficiency means only touching a piece of paper once, the same applies to housework. Start at the top and work your way down. Clean out those ceiling and corner cobwebs and move on down from there. By the time you get to the floor or carpet, you should have cleaned all the other surfaces. Dust. Wipe. Mop. Vacuum. Done.

Stay healthy while you clean

Have you explored other options to the myriad chemical cleaning products on the market? If you haven’t maybe you should. Most households use dozens of chemical cleaning products that just can’t be good for us.  This Spring, why not explore the growing number of environmentally friendly and non-toxic cleaning products on the market.

Happy spring cleaning!    

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