The Basics of Spring Cleaning

Written by  //  March 4, 2013  //  Home Decor  //  1 Comment

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Spring cleaning is like a ritual for millions of people when the spring is on the threshold. The thorough cleaning of homes, getting rid of the dust, taking out and disposing of unnecessary clutter are a must. It is especially necessary to carry out a spring cleaning in areas where winters are cold – there people have fewer opportunities to clean in the winter, drying takes a lot of time, and people are eager to clean accumulated dust when the weather starts getting increasingly balmy.

Spring is here again and it is time to clean our home and welcome the first warm sunbeams from a long time. It could be one of the most pleasurable cleaning times of the year. Well, just in case the words pleasure and cleaning could be one after another. But thorough cleaning once a year is necessary for people living in all areas, and people should appoint a period of time in the year, preferably in the spring, when all the household members should take active part in the cleaning and clearing of the home, to restore its crisp and fresh look. People can make a plan of the activities to carry out during the spring cleaning campaign. Now is the time not only to wash the curtains and the carpets, it is also time to clean the windows from the dust accumulated in the cold season. People should get ready for the cleaning by choosing what cleaning substances they would like to use.

Some people will prefer cleaners for various types of surfaces which are commercially produced, others would prefer to use their own cleaning substance or solutions, made at home, most of them more harmless to the ambience than commercially produced cleaners. In all cases, people should stock different types of cleaners, for word, for tiles, for glass, etc., because when surfaces are cleaned with the appropriate cleaning creams, solutions, etc., they not only sparkle with crisp cleanness, but also they are not damaged by inappropriate harmful impact by substances that can impair their outer layer and cause lesser or greater damage. Furniture should be especially carefully cleaned during the spring cleaning period, because wood is especially susceptible to damage and such damage makes the surface unattractive.

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Furthermore, cracks or scratches can become larger with time, and cause really serious damage. The bathroom is another area that should be given special attention during the spring cleaning. Not only the tiles, but also the sink, the drain, as well as the other elements of the bathroom should be treated with the appropriate cleaners, to get rid of the limescale and stains accumulated in the past couple of months. Even when people can afford to devote a lot of time to regularly cleaning the bathroom, the cleaning of this area as part of the spring cleaning is strongly recommended. Usually weekly or monthly cleaning does not last long, so dedicating sufficient time to bathroom cleaning as part of the home spring cleaning yields truly shiny results.

Getting rid of the items that are no longer necessary for any family member is an important stage of the spring cleaning process, and it should be carried out preferably in the beginning of it. When unnecessary items are thrown away, that means fewer items to clean, fewer items that accumulate dust, and more room in the home.

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