Let’s face it. Who wants to spend their time off spring cleaning? Wouldn’t it be better to spend that time binge watching another awesome series on Netflix? Yes, it would. Unfortunately, self-cleaning homes are still a thing of the future. Until we start to live like The Jetsons, we’ll still have to do the cleaning ourselves. Yes, it does indeed suck. Thankfully, there are ways to clean your home without missing too many hours of your free time.
Do a Bit Each Day
First things first. No one said spring cleaning had to be done in one day or even one weekend. The idea is to clean out our homes and freshen them for the new season. Make a list of everything you’d like to get accomplished (yes, even deep-cleaning the toilet) and start working on your list a little every day. For example, one day you might clean the windows and another day clean the baseboards. If you’re trying to organize your home, you might start with the junk drawer and then move onto another area. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Spending just 15 minutes a day, each and every day, will make a big difference.
Use an All-Purpose Cleaner and Microfiber Cloths
Look, you’re not Mrs. Cleaver and that’s okay. No one said you had to have a vast selection of cleaners in your home. In fact, having just one really good all-purpose cleaner will make your life so much easier. And, if you want to ensure you breathe better, consider using an all-natural, all-purpose cleaner. Another thing you want to do is use good microfiber cloths. Microfiber is great for dusting, polishing, and cleaning almost any surface. Did you know they’re even good for removing makeup?!?
Make It Fun
Hot pink cleaning gloves? Check. Cute bandana to keep the hair out your eyes? Check. Good smelling cleaner? Check. Awesome music to rock out to while you clean? Check. While cleaning will never be your favorite activity, you can make it more enjoyable. Buy the cleaning supplies that make you happy.
Break Out the Steam Cleaner
Ain’t no one got time for scrubbing and using elbow grease. Instead, invest in a steam cleaner. Steam cleaners make it so easy to remove soap scum and all the other built-up residue in your home. Just make sure to follow the instructions. The last thing you want to do is melt something that can’t withstand the heat.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Last, but not least, you always want to work smarter, not harder. If you can use hacks to get your home clean, do it. Also, don’t make more work for yourself. Be logical about each project. For example, dust from top to bottom and do so before you vacuum.
No one wants to clean. Okay, maybe some people do….like Monica Geller or Danny Tanner…. Thankfully, you don’t have to waste an entire weekend on it. Do a little bit at a time, each day, and you’ll soon have a sparkling clean home.