I don't know about you, but having my house clean is important because a clean house makes me happy. I am also a realist and know that sometimes I let little things slide because I get busy with life. Spring is quickly approaching and I have my deep clean day written down in my planner so I will make it a priority to scrub my house from top to bottom.
Aside from the usual scrubbing of walls, ceilings, fixtures and upholstery, there are a couple of things that I didn't think about doing during this time, but it will certainly help in making sure it is done annually if I make a point to do it all at once.
I was looking for different tips and tricks to help make my cleaning go a little smoother and saw a few things that I never even thought to do during my heavy cleaning.
Make a schedule. I am a distracted cleaner, so I have multiple tasks going at one time. However, I read a lot of people can stay on task by setting a daily (if you're splitting it between numerous days) or hourly (if you want to get it all done in one day) schedule and STICK TO IT! This helps cut down on the number of tasks you have going and you are able to focus on one thing at a time.
The medicine cabinet is not something most people clean regularly and if you're anything like the majority, you have old, unused, expired medicines in there. Remember to clear that out and dispose of the medications safely and legally.
It is also recommended to change or wash the shower curtain (I do mine monthly) or change the liner when you are doing your spring cleaning.
It is also a great time to start thinking about what clothes you no longer need or wear and clear out some closet space.
Please make sure to be mindful and cautious as to what cleaning agents you should use and don't do anything to bring harm to yourself, your family or your pets. Not everything mixes well together and some combinations can create fumes that will make you sick.
Now is a great time to start making a checklist on what you want to tackle!