Taking the Pain out of Spring Cleaning

Spring is approaching – and you know what that means? Yes, it’s time to dust off your rubber unigloves and cleaning kit! Giving your home a good spring clean may sound dull and boring, but it can also be a lot of fun and help boost your well being. After all, a tidy home can mean a tidy mind. Here are some ways to take the pain out the annual cleaning blitz!

Get everyone involved

They say no pain, no gain. Well, it’s true for most things in life, but with cleaning, it’s not truly painful, it’s just a bit of a turn-off. However, if you get the whole house involved you can make it into a group social activity. It doesn’t matter whether you share a house with friends or colleagues, or have a large family, get everyone signed up the annual spring clean.

You can throw everyone’s name into a hat, along with rooms in another, and pick out who will get what. Then dish out the cleaning kit and get everyone busy!

Offer to help others

If you live alone, or only with one or two other people, you may want to think about getting some friends or family around to help – especially if you’re thinking about getting rid of some old furniture or large items. It might be a big ask for some, but if you promise to return the favor, then you can all help each other.

Offer incentives

A great way to get everyone behind the house clean is to offer some incentives (bribes some might say!). It might mean a nice lunch half way through for everyone, or a dinner out in the evening after everything is complete. If you all have something nice to look forward to at the end of all that scrubbing, it might make the whole thing a little easier to swallow!

Call in experts

If you have some particularly tough cleaning tasks, then think about calling in experts to help. You can find companies that will support you with all sorts of things, including carpet deep cleaning, oven and kitchen cleaning and house repairs. You’ll also want to make sure you don’t have any house invaders. If you do, try out Go-Forth Pest Control of Hickory.

If in doubt about who to call, speak to family and friends, to see if they have any recommendations they can give you.

Always stay on top

One way of making the annual spring clean a little more appealing is to keep on top of the household chores throughout the year. By keeping the levels of clutter down, and dusting and vacuuming on a regular basis, it will make the job a little easier. Also, throughout the year, try and keep one step ahead in the kitchen and bathroom. If you leave limescale to build up in your bath and sink, and the oven to fill up with grease and grime, then you’re setting yourself up for a very tough annual clean!

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