The time for spring cleaning has finally arrived. We may be excited about the nicer weather, but there are still a few things left to do inside the house. Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to freshen up your house for the spring and summer, especially after it’s been closed up for the winter. If you want to make this year’s spring cleaning easier than last year’s, you should keep an eye out for some of these common spring cleaning mistakes to avoid.
Not Having a Plan
Deciding to do some spring cleaning is fine, but you’ll have a much harder time if you go into it without a plan. Planning will help keep you on track and ensure you’re following the proper order. You don’t want to vacuum the floor and then realize you haven’t dusted yet. A spring cleaning plan will ensure your cleaning time is minimal.
Not Decluttering First
Doing actual cleaning isn’t fun for anybody, so why would you do more of it than you need to? Don’t waste your time cleaning things that you classify as junk or clutter. Make sure you go through your home and get rid of these excess items. Not only will your house look better when you’re done, but it will be easier to clean as well.
Scrubbing Too Much
One of the more common mistakes made during spring cleaning is not allowing your cleaning solutions to do their job effectively. Most cleaning solutions need time to sink into the dirt and grime you want to clean. If you find yourself always having to scrub stains off of surfaces, you may not have let your cleaning solutions sit long enough. Don’t do more scrubbing than you need to. Let the chemicals sit for a bit.
Not Dividing Up Tasks
Some cleaning tasks are too big to think about all at once. You’re only going to stress yourself out if you keep thinking about these huge projects you still have to do. Break up those projects into smaller, micro-tasks that you can manage more easily. Break up tasks by individual rooms, for instance, or just focus on one task for the entire day. Remember that you don’t need to finish your spring cleaning in one weekend. Stretch out the time frame, and you’ll be much less stressed.