Sometimes, the smallest things make the biggest different and make your home so much more enjoyable and welcoming to visitors. Here's a simple checklist to make short work of giving you home a spring revitalization:
- Work from the top down, inside to outside, to avoid getting what you just cleaned dirty again.
- Do one room, even one area of a room, at a time to avoid unfinished jobs. The satisfaction of seeing one room sparkle will make it feel like all the hard work is worth the effort.
- When tidying, reduce trips around the house by temporarily depositing items enroute but not at their final destination.
- Do two things at once, while laundry is going, scrub the shower.
- Make small repairs. If you’re not handy, ask a friend or relative who is or hire someone so they don't pile up.
- Invest in some disposable gloves to protect your hands.
- Dust before vacuuming or cleaning the floor. Try feather or Swiffer dusters, especially the extendable ones to reach above window and door casings, ceiling fans and into corners.
- Buy mops with a squeeze mechanism, great for most kinds of floors, and a decent size, heavy duty pail.
- Don’t forget to clean your windows, sunny days are coming.
- Use a Swiffer for light dusting or the vacuum attachment to clean your hardwood floors. Then, gently damp mop, with a cleaner made for wood such as Murphy’s Oil Soap or Bona Hardwood Cleaner.
And finally, take a moment to enjoy!