Common Spring Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid
It is that time of the year when you finally decide to get some cleaning done. Especially because spring is just around the corner. You have made up your mind that this time around your spring cleaning will be thorough and through the entire house. You will swipe away every bit of dirt and dust that the winter season brought along with it. We all fall for some common spring cleaning mistakes but avoiding them with our guide will help your out.
Before you dive into the spring cleaning business, we suggest you step back take a good look at these common spring cleaning mistakes. These are mistakes that you want to avoid. So sit back, relax, go through them and learn from them.
Accumulating clutter –
Stop the clutter before it enters your house. For instance, sort your mail right outside the house so you do not end up bringing in any unnecessary promotional magazines, brochures etc. at all. You could keep a cardboard box right at your doorstep to pile up all the clutter in that box and then sort and empty that box on a monthly basis.
Letting go more than needed –
It is a good idea to let go off your emotional attachment with items. Such as clothes of a loved one who has passed away, or old books and furniture. But, do not let go of too many things at one go. Spread this over a period of time so that you do not end up completely emptying your house.
This is NOT a one-man show –
This is the most common mistake that almost every woman makes when she sets out to get cleaning done. It is NOT a one-man show. Do not try to clean your entire house from top to bottom all by yourself.
Incomplete tools or cleaning supplies –
Brooms, mops, buckets, a good amount of cleaning cloths, appropriate cleaning liquids, scrubs are just some of the right tools needed to get any cleaning task done. When you decide to spring clean, you need to ensure you have the correct tools and supplies required to get the task done efficiently.
Trying to get it all done in a day –
Do not underestimate the amount of time that you will need to get your spring cleaning done. This is important to note especially if you decide to get on with spring cleaning once in a whole year. You need to jot down what is it that you plan on cleaning. If by cleaning the whole house you mean going over the attic, store rooms, garage, etc. then you might even need to include a full weekend devoted to the entire spring cleaning activity. Do not try to get it all done in a flash. Devote the right amount of time to it. Now that you have decided to get the task done, you might as well be patient and get it done properly.
Avoiding the difficult, spaces or rooms –
Do not be complacent. Act responsibly and clean every space difficult to reach thoroughly. Do not avoid such spaces because this is the exact reason why they are left unattended every time you decide to clean. Imagine the kind of garbage, dirt, bacteria that must have piled up in these spaces over time. That should be motivating enough to put that extra amount of effort into cleaning these rooms and spaces.
Waiting until spring to deep clean –
We understand that it is extremely difficult to take time out of your busy routine everyday specifically to clean and organize your home. But, if you add just one or two hours of your time daily to keep stuff away. Then clean around the house little by little. You will notice the kind of positive difference it will make in your life. You will not have heaps of cleaning tasks at the end of the year when you finally decide to spring clean.