How to Get Your Spring Cleaning Done and Dusted

How to Get Your Spring Cleaning Done and Dusted

The following contribution is from another author.

It’s rapidly approaching the time of year when people deep clean their homes. Of course, you can and should clean your house at other times of the year as well, but spring cleaning gives you an opportunity to start from scratch and deep clean everything.

Unfortunately, it’s not easy to get motivated. It can be even harder to do the cleaning itself. Here are some tips to get you started with the spring cleaning and, ideally, get finished as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Set a Date

The first hurdle is deciding when to spring clean your home. This isn’t something you can just do on the fly. Most people have busy lives and it’s very easy to put off an unpleasant job until it’s practically next year. 

So, set a date and stick to it. Put aside a weekend or take a day off work and put it down in your calendar. This also gives you time to prepare yourself by making sure you have plenty of cleaning supplies and bin bags.

Maintenance Checks

While spring cleaning should mainly be about cleaning, it’s also a good time to check for any routine maintenance jobs that might need to be done. For example, check the roof for signs of damage when you clear it of leaves or debris.

Look for issues as you go through the home and keep a note of them even if you can’t tackle them right away. Leaking faucets or other plumbing issues that could cause water damage are a good example, as well as any potential signs of structural damage or wear and tear.

Obviously, some of these tasks are more urgent than others, but it’s always a good idea to keep a note of them.

Clear Out Clutter

The spring clean is the best opportunity you’ll have in the year to clear out any accumulated clutter or junk.

Some homes are more cluttered than others and there’s nothing inherently wrong with a lot of ornaments or stuff. But it does make things harder to clean and, if you never use anything, it’s a good idea to figure out whether you actually need it or not.

Clearing out a house full of junk isn’t easy, but the extra space it provides is definitely worth your while.

Get Help For Big Jobs

Finally, don’t think you have to tackle everything yourself. You know your schedule and needs best and, if you can’t put aside the time to clean the whole house, it can be beneficial to hire help. 

When looking for people to help with cleaning jobs, professional services that specialize in specific jobs are by far the best option. For example, Holliday’s pressure washing services can make your driveway and the exterior of your home look like new. You might not have the equipment or the skills to get the same results yourself.

Write down what needs to be done and what you can handle. From there, you should look for help and your home will be sparkling and clean before you know it


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).