Spring cleaning feels as restorative to the soul as it is to your actual home. The air itself has thawed and enters through open windows pleasantly as you tidy up and clean your living quarters.
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Hygiene Goes Beyond Vacuuming
There are so many cleaning products on today’s market aimed at making tidying up quick and easy, like a Swiffer or cordless vacuum. You see the commercials where the product hovers briefly over physical space, and just like that, it’s sparkling clean.
A spring deep clean should go beyond sucking up particles of dust and debris. Ensure you get a mop and soap solution to eliminate bacteria from floors and surfaces and even baseboards.
You should also call services like GreenLeaf Pest Control to ensure your home is pest-free and stays that way. Leading pest control services offer Home Protection Plans, giving you proactive measures to keep pests out.
A technician will visit your home to inspect for traces of pests or pest attractants. They’ll remove what they find and issue a preventative treatment you can’t find anywhere else using custom ingredients approved by Health Canada, so you know they’re safe for the environment and pets.
Glass Should Sparkle
Eliminating smudges from glass surfaces like mirrors and windows helps to keep the light and home look clean. Sunlight will sparkle when you give these surfaces a wipe, especially if it’s been a little while since you have!
A good tip is to use newspapers on the glass instead of paper towels. The newspaper doesn’t leave streaks, and using scraps of newspaper you were going to throw out helps you save money.
Clean the Grounds
The property itself should be well tended to, not just the inside of the home. Perhaps you live in a condo building where common areas are professionally cleaned and covered by your condo fees — in this case, there’s nothing for you to do.
If you own or rent a home, it should look to passersby like someone lives there. You don’t need to manicure the lawn or landscape elaborately, but there shouldn’t be too many weeds or tall grass. Enjoy getting some fresh air and tidying up the outside of your home, checking to see if the cold winter weather caused any damage to the property that needs tending to.
End the Hoarding
One of the most purifying aspects of a spring clean involves de-cluttering, the decision to throw out things you kept for too long because you thought you might need them but never did. Maybe it’s clothing you haven’t worn in years or media you don’t use anymore like DVDs.
You can donate gently used stuff to a local cause or hold a garage sale to part with your wares. Your home will feel more spacious and even cleaner without that old musty stuff taking up so much space.
Also read: The Differences Between Standard Cleaning and Deep Cleaning