Spring is a great time to renew and refresh, and there’s no better way to do that than by cleaning your home. However, the idea of spending hours on spring cleaning may not be appealing to everyone. Here are some tips to help make your spring cleaning experience a breeze!
Make a Plan
Before starting, take a few minutes to create a list of all the things that need cleaning and the order in which they need to be done. Using a cleaning checklist can help with this. Gather all the required supplies and materials you need to complete each task, including any professional cleaning services such as carpet cleaning, and schedule them in advance. This will help streamline the process and ensure you don’t miss anything essential, saving you time in the long run.
Set Realistic Expectations
One of the biggest mistakes people make when spring cleaning is trying to do too much in one day or weekend. Instead, break down your list into smaller, more manageable tasks and set realistic goals for each day or week. This will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and burnt out by the end.
Focus on Areas that Need Attention First
When planning your cleaning, you should prioritize your cleaning tasks. Typically, rooms with the most significant use, such as kitchens and bathrooms, should be prioritized. But don’t forget about areas that are often overlooked, like inside or on top of cabinets, window coverings, and beneath or behind appliances. As a renter, it’s your responsibility to ensure the rental is in good condition when returning the keys at the end of your lease term. So, double-check those expectations and prioritize cleaning tasks that will make that possible.
Include Hard-to-Reach Spots
Cleaning hard-to-reach areas is vital for rental property maintenance and can help your house feel spotless. Pay special attention to window sills, baseboards, closets, light switches, door handles, and overlooked surfaces like walls and ceilings. These areas can be hotspots for dust and dirt buildup and should be included in your spring cleaning checklist.
Get to Work – But Have Fun!
Once you have your plan, supplies, and expectations, it’s time to put your plan into action. Use motivators like upbeat music or rewards like a favorite outing or activity to keep yourself on track. Enlist the help of the entire household, friends, or family members to make the job faster, easier, and much more fun!
With the right attitude, elbow grease, and plan in place, you can make your spring cleaning a breeze this year. For more spring-cleaning tips or information on available rental properties in your area, contact your local Real Property Management office.
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