Spring cleaning has become such an event that most people would rather trap it into a single season so they can relax for the rest of the year. Dusting off the cobwebs of winter makes sense, but putting off major housework until spring is bad news. Chores are not meant to be fun, but the satisfaction of completing them can never be achieved if you only pay attention to them once they’ve become a noticeable problem. Here are some useful ways you can avoid one massive deep clean and instead keep a tidy, clean home all year round.
One: Cleaning Products
In a society built around consumerism and competitive business, it’s no wonder there are thousands of options when it comes to cleaning products. If you were to believe the adverts, each brightly colored liquid and innovative new spray is a revolution in the world of housekeeping and is the only product for your very specific needs. Ignore this. Of course, companies want you to believe that you need a different kind of soap for every individual surface in your home – it’s what makes them their money. However, many of these cleaning products can be used interchangeably, saving you effort and money. Just make sure to pay attention when cleaning particular materials such as polished wood or glass as these can be more sensitive to various chemicals.
Two: Preventative Care
Not too many years ago, it was acceptable for upholstery to be kept in protective plastic so as to prevent stains and tearing. Nowadays the feel and texture of the fabric is just as important as its look, so the plastic has been mostly ditched. There are other ways, however, of taking care of your furniture so that you won’t have to wait until the dreaded cleaning day to take care of it. Pests can damage furniture and cause you to spend more money replacing or fixing it. Before the problem worsens, get in touch with Pest Control Kissimmee to help remove any pests. This way your home will be safe from infestations and your furniture will remain intact.
Keeping belongings in wardrobes and cupboards is useful for superficially improving the tidiness of a room. It can be a comfort to know that if you need something, it’s probably in That Drawer (where everything usually ends up). Relying on storage encourages you to hoard, which means you’ll accumulate more objects that serve no real purpose and are forgotten at the back of a cupboard somewhere. When the time comes to finally clear it all out, you’ll spend hours raking through old junk just in case a few precious possessions got lost among them. Tackle this by keeping storage to a minimum and only using it for its dedicated purpose. For example, your wardrobe could be for clothes and shoes only, not suitcases or old board games. By constantly reminding yourself of everything’s rightful place, you’ll not have to fear the big clear out that will leave you exhausted and surrounded by junk.
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