‘Tis the season to start cleaning! Or, at least it’s almost time. When it comes time to clean house, it may be overwhelming itself. When you start to think about all the different areas that need a deep cleaning after the winter season (aka sick season), what products you’ll need and how much time it all requires, it is easy to want to avoid it at all costs. But with a plan for how to prepare for some deep cleaning, it can help take some of the pressure off. Here are some things on our checklist to make sure our spring cleaning goes smoothly:

  1. Make sure you have all the cleaning supplies you need, and throw away all the unused or empty containers!

Sometimes it’s better to empty out the chaos before adding more to it.  Going under the bathroom and kitchen counters and going through the products you have first can help keep you from being overwhelmed before you even start. The typical rule of thumb with cleaning products is that their shelf-life lasts about two years after using the product, but this varies depending on the type of cleaning product and what the ingredients are within it.

  1. Put away the clutter.

Before you start any cleaning, putting away the clutter can help make less for you in the future when you start cleaning out all the floors, counter tops and tables. Put away the clothes on the floor put away all the stuff on the kitchen counter.

  1. Vacuuming and dusting is the best way to start.

Before you deep clean anything, lifting up loose dirt and dust first can help penetrate deeper within the textiles. Sweeping, vacuuming and dusting surfaces should be the first step before your spring cleaning!

  1. Prepare for what surfaces needs deep cleaning.

Sometimes there is more work involved in cleaning textiles like carpet, tile and hardwood. Check and see what pieces really need a deep cleaning, and have the professionals take care of it. If an upholstery piece or textile seems to be in decent condition after vaccuming, you may be able to get away with some spot cleaning in areas that are concerning you. Be sure to blot at the spots and to use a gentle spotter to prevent any color loss. Check out our site here to learn more about spot cleaning!