Created Wednesday, 18 February 2009 19:18
Easy Ways to Make Spring Cleaning Painless
If spring cleaning isn’t your idea of family fun, don’t distress: these fast fixes will have your home looking its best with plenty of time to spare.
Every home has those little corners or cupboards filled with unwanted gifts, outgrown clothing or worn-out toys that take up space. Collect everything that hasn’t been used in the past year and then either donate it or advertise it on a local recycling group for pickup. It’s a great way to make someone’s day brighter while clearing the clutter.
Now is the time to perform those small repairs and other routine maintenance tasks before they become major annoyances. Replace bulbs and batteries in hard-to-reach fixtures and fire alarms, repair leaking faucets and replace filters for the furnace, then tackle the yard. Hire a handyman for anything outside your ordinary skill set. You will be surprised to find how much better your home feels to you without the minor annoyances.
After clearing the clutter and making needed repairs, it’s time to get down and dirty by scouring the house from top to bottom. Either hire a company or rent a machine to clean the carpets, upholstery, air ducts, windows and other surfaces. Use an environmentally friendly enzymatic cleaning formula to disinfect and deodorize at the same time. Once everything is clean and disinfected, consider purchasing a HEPA air filtration system to help improve air quality for the whole year long.