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Top 10 Tips for Spring Cleaning


As flowers bloom and the fresh breeze of spring comes fourth, so does the sudden motivation to deep clean your house. Spring cleaning can be a pressing task, especially if the resources to do so are not available. Explained throughout the article are 10 tips to make spring cleaning accessible to everyone, even if you don't have the resources to do so.

1. Consider cheaper options

While the new bottle of an all-natural cleaner may be appealing, exploring cheaper options can save you money. Many high-brand items don't always work as promised and deciding to buy them could waste your money and time.

2. Do your research on platforms of a similar audience to you.

When searching for the perfect cleaner to fabricate a fresh smelling sofa, consider looking on platforms with people who have real-hand experience and have professionally used these products. While an online website or article with a promising certificate may present compelling results, individuals with real-world experience can offer much better advice as they have dealt with a multitude of stains and conditions unlike a controlled environment in which tests are usually performed.

3. Clean with proper precautions

As you start your spring cleaning, it is of upmost importance that you take proper precautions. Wearing gloves when handling chemicals can keep hazardous chemicals from damaging your skin. In addition, it is important that you spray any cleaning chemicals like aerosol sprays away from you so you don't inhale sprays.

4. Ads aren't always true.

When starting your spring cleaning, ads can display promising results but lead to disappointing realities. Evidently, no cleaner will ever work perfectly despite the brand's promises, and its better not to waste your time looking for the perfect cleaner or tool.

5. Never mix chemicals together

A common phrase is "the more the merrier", though this is far from true when cleaning. Many individuals make the common mistake of creating a harmful substance or gas when mixing the two wrong cleaning products. Always research the contents of a cleaning product before you synthesize them with other chemicals.

6. Clear the Clutter

As you start your cleaning, always start by cleaning out the clutter. The more items that continue to sit idle, the more dust that collects, making for a harder clean. Starting first by cleaning out clutter, your eliminating more objects in your way, and therefore greatly reduce the time you will spend cleaning. Clearing the clutter is an effective step that can save you both time and space.

7. Sanitize Handles and Buttons

You may have scrubbed every countertop and mopped every floor, but handles and buttons are highly touched surfaces many individuals often forget about. A build up of germs and bacteria is common to handles and buttons, furthermore making it of foremost importance that you focus on these highly-touched areas before tackling detailed corners.

8. Pay attention to detail

Though most stains can strain your eyes, dust lying in tight corners or the stench coming from your garbage disposal are prominent signs of attention to detail. Most individuals don't think about things as simple as garbage disposal because it never crosses your mind that a constantly clean area could build up so much odor.

9. Chemicals aren't the only cleaners

Many cleaners can be promising for removing deep stains, though many natural solutions achieve similar results for beneficial effects. Fruits like lemon have citrus that can remove deep stains when reacted with natural cleaning agents. Additionally, many oils like tea tree oil have been proven for aromatherapy.

10. Natural scents

When trying to remove odors, always use natural scents. Natural scents are more beneficial for the body, and by using them, you remove the risk of inhaling harmful chemicals. Furthermore, natural aromas including tea tree, lemon, eucalyptos, and more are proven to benefit the body with natural benefits.

In brief, spring cleaning can be a hefty task to take on, but these tips are your guide to save time, money, and resources when you find a spark of motivation this spring.

Langley Pickens

Hello! My name is Langley Pickens and I am an aspiring writer hoping to advocate for global change!