When the most glorious season, spring, knocks on the door, everyone here in Singapore is blessed with beautiful surroundings. If your home is just as beautiful, you can get in the mood and truly enjoy the beauty of spring. Thus, for decades Spring cleaning has been a customary practice. But everyone hates this as it is a chore at the end of the day. Therefore, it is seen that the people living in HDB units skip this. But, do you know you can spring clean your home in just one day? Yes, with the valuable and easy tips mentioned here, you can spring clean your home thoroughly and quickly. So, do read on to learn these tips:
Tip 1: Start with a To-Do-List
The night before, jot down all the things/rooms you want to clean during your spring clean. Be elaborate with it; don’t just write down clothes, bedroom, this, and that. Write down the timings like 10 am to 11 am bedroom, 11 am to 12 pm laundry, and so on. When you plan it well on paper and follow it strictly, it is possible to complete the cleaning task in just one day.
Tip 2: United We Stand
No matter how small your HDB is, a person can only clean part of the home in just one day. And thus, it is advised that you take help and involve your other family members. You can get it done with the “United we stand” strategy. Yes, the kids may not want to participate in a chore like this, so promise to reward them with new toys or a dinner out at the end of their task.
Tip 3: Be prepared
You must be prepared to ensure you can do this task in just one day. Make sure that you have all the needed cleaning supplies ready. Vacuum cleaners, garbage bags, paper towels, glass cleaning sprays, duster, sponge, and detergent; everything must be there. If you have an old washing machine or vacuum, cleaning will take longer. Thus, it is advised that you invest in new and upgraded cleaning equipment.
Tip 4: Decluttering
Declutter your home, and you will see that half of the work is already done. If you do not need some things, then throw them out. With the help of decluttering your home, you can access the congested areas that make your home look untidy. Besides this, by decluttering, you can also reduce the number of pests in your home, as cockroaches, ants, and other such nuisances like to breed and hide in dark and dusty areas.
Tip 5: First stop, the bedroom
Starting with an easy and doable task will set the mood and motivate you throughout the day. Hence, start with the bedroom, as cleaning the bedroom is the easiest. Cleaning the mattress is the most time-consuming task in the bedroom department. To clean the bed quickly, take the help of a vacuum cleaner in a low setting.
Tip 6: Cleaning the Kitchen
The kitchen will take the longest time; thus, you should do the kitchen next. If you have to do last night’s dishes, start with them first and then move on to the other chores in the kitchen. Cleaning the fridge is a must; cleaning the outside with a non-toxic glass cleaning spray gets the job done. Empty containers and other such things are helpful in a kitchen but make it look untidy. So, for a cleaner-looking kitchen, store all such items inside cupboards.
Tip 7: Laundry Time
As spring means the end of cold winter times, so you have to store away the winter clothes and take out all the summer clothes. This means a lot of laundries as you must clean the winter and summer wardrobe. To get everything done in 1 day, you can take the help of laundry service.
Tip 8: Tackling the Living Room
When handling the living room, start will all the other furniture and the knick-knacks first and then, at last, do the floors. If you do the floor first, you will notice that at the end of the cleaning process, the dust has accumulated on the floor, meaning you have to clean the floor twice. Remember to clean the sofa. Sofas are a hub of dirt, dust, microorganism, and other such things, so cleaning the sofa is a must. Vacuum cleaners are beneficial when cleaning sofas; for the covers, take the help of a washing machine or a professional laundry service.
Tip 9: Last stop, the bathroom
The last thing on your to-do list should be the bathroom. Many different types of bathroom cleaning products are available in the market today. So, buy those products to clean the bathroom quickly; no need to spend hours and hours scrubbing the toilet.
Tip 10: Don’t forget the Air Condition
As the air conditioner was not being used during the cold winter months, it is evident that there will be dust in it. And when you turn it on, this dust will contaminate the air. As the air conditioner company provides cleaning services, all you need to do is call them and they will take care of it.
· Do not create waste and recycle what you can and contribute to keeping the environment clean.
· Do not just throw away things. If you find some items that are still working in decluttering, sell them to earn some cash. You also have the option to donate your clothes and other such things.
· Lastly, if you think spring cleaning your home is too much to handle in one day, seek professional help. Many cleaning companies will clean every nook and cranny of your home in 1 day.
There you have it, some of the most valuable tips that will allow you to spring clean your HDB in just one day. So, keep this in mind and start the spring cleaning now!