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Tips to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

Spring house cleaning concept, cleaning materials in a kitchen.Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to clean up your home and make it sparkle! However, the thought of tackling all the dirt and grime accumulated over the winter can be daunting. Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with some helpful tips to make your spring cleaning a breeze.

Make a Plan

Before you start your spring cleaning, take a few minutes to create an action plan of what needs doing and in what order. Consider using a cleaning checklist to create a task list. Then, gather the required supplies and materials to complete each item. If you plan to include any professional cleaning services, such as carpet cleaning, schedule them in advance. This step will help streamline the process, ensuring you don’t miss anything essential and saving you time in the long run.

Set Realistic Expectations

One of the biggest mistakes people make when spring cleaning is trying to do too much in a single day or weekend. This approach can quickly leave you feeling overwhelmed and burnt out. Instead, break down each task into smaller, more manageable ones. Set realistic goals for each day or week, and you’ll have a clean home in no time without exhausting yourself.

Focus on Areas that Need Attention First

As you plan your cleaning, it’s crucial to prioritize your cleaning tasks to maximize your time and effort. Generally, rooms with the most significant use, such as kitchens and bathrooms, should be prioritized. However, don’t forget about frequently disregarded spaces, like inside or on top of cabinets, window coverings, and beneath or behind appliances. As a renter, you are responsible for ensuring the rental is in good condition when returning the keys at the end of your lease term. For this reason, you may need to double-check those expectations and prioritize cleaning tasks that will make that possible.

Include Hard-to-Reach Spots

Cleaning hard-to-reach areas is essential for keeping your rental property in top condition. Don’t forget to clean window sills, baseboards, closets, light switches, door handles, and even walls and ceilings. These are the spots where dust and dirt can build up and make your home feel dingy.

Get to Work – But Have Fun!

Now that you have a plan, supplies, and realistic goals, it’s time to start cleaning. Take advantage of some commonly used motivators such as playing upbeat music, and offer yourself a reward for completing each task. Enlist the help of your household members, friends, or family. You’ll finish your spring cleaning much faster, with less effort, and have some fun along the way.

Spring cleaning may seem like a daunting task, but with these tips, you’ll have a spotless home in no time. For more cleaning tips or help finding rental properties, contact your local Real Property Management office.

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