10 tips to get your house Spring-Clean ready

In a few days it will officially be Spring again, meaning it is time to get your house Spring-Clean ready. Here are 10 tips to help you to get started:

  1. A must to remember before you start cleaning is that cleaning should always be done from top to bottom. This way all the dust and crumbs that fall on the floor while you are cleaning will get picked up last.
  2. When cleaning your kitchen start on the right side of the stove and make your way around. This prevents you from cleaning the same spot twice, or forgetting one in the end. The stove is often the most dirty spot in the kitchen, so ending here will keep you from spreading dirt all over your kitchen.
  3. An easy way to clean your microwave is by cutting a lemon in half and putting it in a bowl of water. Place the bowl of water and lemon in the microwave and cook on high for two or three minutes. This action should make it easier for you to get rid of all the grease that has been piling up in your microwave.
  4. Organize your closet. Store all your winter clothes in boxes and get rid of accessories and clothing you no longer plan to use. This will make your closet look way more appealing and make it easier for yourself to do your morning routine.
  5. Make your bed! Your bedroom will appear much more neat if the bed is actually made.
  6. When vacuuming start in the far corner of the room and make your way towards the door making slow, repetitive front-to-back motions. If you are mopping the floor, use the same technique, this will prevent you from being stuck in the middle of the room while your floor is drying.
  7. Try to avoid ‘hot spots’. We all have that one spot in our house that is covered with paper and other things that are easily piled up. Once you have cleaned this spot, make sure to not leave things lying around, one paper will easily turn into a pile of papers.
  8. Toss out old toiletries. We all have more toiletries than we need, see which ones you really need and which ones have been left untouched in the past few months. Toiletries are a real dust catches, so if you do not use them, throw them out or give them away.
  9. To clean your toilet pour a cup of baking soda into the bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes, then brush and flush. In the time you are waiting for the baking soda to set in, you can wipe down the toilet and toilet seat to make sure the outside of the toilet is freshly cleaned as well.
  10. Do one room, or even one area, at a time. This will make it easier for yourself to actually finishing your tasks. The satisfaction of seeing one room sparkle will make you believe all the hard work is actually worth the effort.

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