Spring approaches and we start getting excited to open our homes after being cooped up in winter. We want to air out our homes, we start thinking of home projects, and we are ready to use our backyards for entertaining. With spring cleaning, we can also make sure our homes are operating properly. With these simple tips, your spring cleaning can get you organized for the entire year.
Create a list
Start by identifying what tasks you need to do to get you home summer ready. Tasks like changing air filters for cleaner home air and having your HVAC unit checked by a professional so that your air conditioning unit will be operational when the heat arrives. Uncovering and cleaning your outdoor furniture and getting it ready for use. By creating a list, you are already organizing yourself to know exactly what spring cleaning tasks you need to tackle.
Set aside time
To take care of these tasks, you may need to set aside some weekend time. So that you do not feel overwhelmed, you can easily tackle a few tasks a week. By only tackling a few tasks a week, you will leave yourself time for weekend entertainment. When you clean your ceiling fans, check that your light bulbs in the house are working and if not, replace them. In another weekend, clean your window blinds and vacuum your draperies. Tackling a few cleaning and home maintenance tasks weekly will also keep you organized throughout the year.
There is some work that is best left to the professionals either because they can get it done faster or they have the equipment to tackle the task. If you have a steep roof or are afraid of heights, hire window cleaners to let the shine in. A professional carpet cleaner can quickly clean your carpets and allow you to focus on some other tasks. A heating and air conditioning company has the skill to understand how your HVAC equipment should be operating and make minor repairs if need be. The last thing you need is a broken air conditioner during a heat wave.
Track the details
When you can track the details about these spring cleaning tasks like when you performed them, who or what professional was used to perform the task, and what these tasks may have costs, you will have a record of what happened. Now you have a spring cleaning schedule for next year. While you are creating your spring cleaning list, you can also update your cleaning and maintenance calendar for the entire year. This will keep you organized and on top of all the tasks you need to tackle to keep your home running well.
Summer will be enjoyable with a fresh clean home.