You know it's time for spring cleaning when all the
dirt piles up on your floor and walls, when you see
the formation of thick specks of dust on your glass
windows, on your furniture and even on your
appliances. And I know how tiring it can be to be
moving around house items just to make sure that
your house is fully clean. Sometimes it may take an
entire day to finish cleaning. Now isn't the time to
As exhausting as it may sound, the result of Spring
Cleaning is worth all the efforts. Homeowners can
benefit so much from living in a clean house. For
example, if the house has no trace of food debris on
the floor, nothing will invite pests and insects
inside the house. But how can we achieve a healthier
home while cleaning? Here are 10 spring cleaning
tips to help you.
Follow A Cleaning Pattern
When you're cleaning, make sure that you follow a
pattern when cleaning. This means that if you're
cleaning the entire house, then you need to start
from the ceiling down to the floor. It just doesn't
make sense to start cleaning the floor and then dust
the furniture and clean the floor again.
Cleaning must be efficient.
You shouldn't be spending too much time to clean the
same spot over and over again. What will work is by
using a systematic pattern. Start from the top then
move to the bottom. After that, clean from the left
then move to the right.
It is recommended that you always start cleaning the
ceiling first. After that, work your way to the
walls. Then clean the windows and then the
furniture. The floor should always be the last to
Clean One Room At a Time
Once you already have a pattern to follow, then you
should also apply this per room. Follow the
top-bottom, left-right cleaning pattern in one room
and make sure it is all clean before moving to the
This plays a very big role in making sure you're
efficiently cleaning your house. You should not
leave any trace of unfinished business before you
proceed to the next room.
Clean Your Windows
When cleaning your windows, you don't always have to
use liquid cleaners or sprays. You can use clean
water and clean toilet paper. Just soak the toilet
paper in a water and wipe the window with it. Then
use another toilet paper to completely clean the
window. The glass windows should look so clean after
Use Homemade Cleaners for the Kitchen
Cleaning the kitchen floor is often the most
annoying part, especially if you haven't cleaned it
for days. The best thing to work on the floor is to
use homemade floor cleaners. Hot water and a little
bit of liquid soap are always the go-to for
linoleum, granite, tiles, and marble floors. Your
kitchen floor should be clean in no time!
Clean the Mattress
You should know that the mattress absorbs all dirt.
It may not look as dirty as it seems but it's one of
the dirtiest parts of your home. It has all the
dust, dried sweat, dead skin cells, and all other
There's a special type of vacuum that is used to
clean mattresses but it can be expensive. If you
don't have it, then you can always look for an
alternative. For example, you can wash your mattress
cover in a 60-degree Celsius every month and wipe
the top of your mattress, too.
Pour Boiling Water Down the Drain
Using chemicals in cleaning the drain is dangerous.
Besides, they have this very bad smell, so you
should stop using them. Instead, a healthy way to
clean is by pouring one pot of boiling or hot water
down the drain at least once per week. This will
definitely help prevent anything from clogging your
Use Vinegar to Sanitize Your Toilet
Domex is one of the most popular products that can
be used to sanitize and clean toilets. However, this
is unhealthy. In this case, you can pour
white vinegar into the toilet. Doing it once
a month and leave it overnight because it cleans up
the build-up of alkali. More importantly, it
prevents the hard-water rings from forming in the
toilet. Baking soda can also be an effective
Get Rid of Pests and Rodents
The biggest home intruders are rodents and pests. If
there are cracks and holes on the walls of your
home, then that's already a sign of a possible
unwanted entry. What you should do is to start
fixing the cracks or holes and getting rid of any
food debris that might invite these pests.
Also, check for clutter and make sure that you get
rid of it. It's a way to eliminate the rodents' and
pests' source of shelter and food.
Don't use pesticides and chemicals as it may only
cause more problems. For example, if a mouse dies
because of poison, it will release a foul smell.
What's worse is when you don't know where the smell
is coming from.
Arrange Your Cleaning Materials Properly
It's important to make sure that your cleaning
materials are properly arranged. For example, if
you're using a broom for cleaning, don't stand it on
its bristles after you're done the cleaning. It will
cause the broom to lose its effectiveness in
cleaning because the shame will be destroyed. What
you need to do is to buy a broom holder instead. If
you're using rags, make sure to clean the rags after
you're done using them.
Kill Bad Bacteria From Sponges
Some households don't use electronic dishwashers.
Most of them use sponges and liquid soap. According
to research, sponges contains hundreds of millions
of bacterial pathogens. These cannot be killed by
pouring boiling hot water on them. Besides, you
might only hurt yourself if you do it and squeeze
the sponge, right? But here's what you can do.
Microwave it every day and leave it for 30 seconds.
A friend once told me that happiness is being able
to lay in bed with clean sheets. I could not agree
more. If your house is all clean, then there's a
great chance you wouldn't have any health problems.
If you don't have any health problems, then you'll
be happy and healthy.
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