If you have some extra time, why not do a little spring cleaning?

If you have some extra time, why not do a little spring cleaning?

                                                                         By Cheyenne Hollis

Chances are you’ve found yourself with some free time on your hands, and while binge watching Netflix and scouring menus on food delivery websites is fun, you could also be productive during this time. Why not partake in a little spring cleaning? Perhaps the biggest obstacle is picking a place to start, so we’ve put together some ways you can get started.

There is no bad place to start your spring cleaning. One way to get the ball rolling is by starting in the bedroom. This is especially good for families since everyone can hit the ground running in their individual room and then come together in the other parts of the house.

Or if you live in a studio or smaller condominium unit, it may make sense to start from your front door and end at the balcony or window. It is easy to keep track of progress this way and helps you avoid messing up areas you’ve already cleaned.

Baking soda and lemon juice are great for cleaning faucets and countertops stainless steel and tiled surfaces. Look online for more uses. You’ll probably be surprised just how versatile these household items are when it comes to cleaning.

Many places can collect a lot of dust for whatever reason. If this sounds like your residence, start spring cleaning high and finish with the floor.Begin with the ceiling and work your way down so all the dust and dirt winds up on the floor where you can sweep and mop it away.

Spring cleaning is a great time to take inventory of what’s in your house and clearing out items you don’t need. This could be anything from clothes and shoes to old appliances and even books. Any items that are still good but just don’t fit into your plans anymore should be donated.

Chances are your home contains a few places that happen to be hard to reach. Ceilings or narrow spots, such as the space between the refrigerator and counter, aren’t made for human hands and arms. Never fear, all you have to do is tie a towel to the end of a broom. This tool should help you get to those once unreachable spots.

A lot of dust makes its way into your mattress, couch and fabric chairs. When you vacuum, be sure you hit these items as well. Then when you’ve done your cleaning make sure to wash your broom, mop, towels, dusters and all those other cleaning tools. Leaving these dirty can attract mold, awful smells and a bunch of other stuff you probably don’t want around the house.

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