How to Spring Clean in a Few Hours
While you probably do your best to keep your house clean and free from possible health risks such as mould and mildew, you should still consider a more thorough spring cleaning. That being said, what turns people off at the prospect of doing this is the possibility that it could take days to complete.
Here are some suggestions on how to reduce the time but not the effectiveness of your cleaning.
There are tasks that require some waiting time, from 20 minutes to an hour. Instead of just waiting, do something else. For example, you can start by rubbing your shower floor, walls, tub and sink with a strong cleaning agent, and soaking your shower head in a sealable bag of vinegar and water solution. Then go and put your dirty sheets in the washing machine, and the dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Start vacuuming the floors and walls. By the time you’re done, the cleaning agent in the bathroom should have taken maximum effect. Spray everything with water. Then go and take out the dishes, after which you can hang or dry and fold the clean sheets. Use a brush to clean the showerhead after the soak, but do it after you’re done cleaning and you’re ready for a shower.
De-clutter as you go
While you’re sweeping and vacuuming the floor, have three boxes close by to collect clutter. One box is for throwing out, one for things you’ll be keeping and one for recycling. Throw out the things that you don’t need anymore and have no value. Those for keeping are usually items you’ve misplaced, like toys that found their way under other items. Those for selling to recyclers like McCamish Metals include plastic bottles, copper scrap metal, old magazines and newspapers and others.
To make your cleaning go faster and smoother, make a list of the things you can do and right next to every item, put your estimated time. This will help you in multitasking and prevent you from procrastinating.