When winter is here, you want to hibernate. You get home from work and spend your evenings huddled on the sofa with a heated blanket and a hot cup of tea. You want to say you enjoy curling up with a good book, but you actually spend your evenings in front of the television watching Netflix shows and movies.
Your dinners consist of anything you can toss in the Crock Pot or anything you can open with a can opener. You don’t eat wearing your nice clothes, fuzzy slippers and pajamas are your choices of dinnerware.
But all of that will soon end because spring will be here before you know it. And with spring comes the annual ritual of deep-cleaning your home. That’s right; we are talking about spring cleaning. In due time, you will set aside a weekend or two to give your home the attention it deserves.
But no matter how much time and effort you put into cleaning your kitchen, it can only look so good because it is so outdated. Spring would be the perfect time to have your kitchen remodeled and have A Polished Finish install granite countertops in your Atlanta home.
Not having to spring clean your kitchen would save a lot of time. Here are a few other spring cleaning tips to make the job easier and more bearable.
Make a Plan
Spring cleaning is a challenge because it is so much more than just dusting, sweeping and mopping. If you have never done it before, you won’t even know where to start. Like any major project, the first step is to make a plan. This means committing pen to paper or creating a spreadsheet on your laptop, whichever you prefer.
Start by listing all of the rooms in your home and the tasks that need to be performed in each. Don’t forget tasks like cleaning windows, dusting door tops and scrubbing baseboards.
Take Your Time
If you are going to perform such a task as spring cleaning, you want to do it right. Sure, it’s the weekend and you want to get spring cleaning done so you can go out to dinner or stream a few episodes of Stranger Things, but your best bet is to just take your time and do the job right. The end results will be phenomenal and you will be a well-satisfied homeowner with a clean house.
Think about what you would do right before you step into the ring with a world-class boxer. After changing your pants, you would focus on the upcoming event and get yourself ready for a battle.
This is how you need to prepare for spring cleaning. Sit on the recliner, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and envision yourself tackling all of the tasks needed for a victory.
Spring cleaning isn’t just about cleaning, it’s also about getting rid of the piles of junk that have accumulated over the year. So, begin this year’s project by going through that stack of DVDs next to the television, sorting through the unfolded pile of laundry that has been stacking up on the chair in the bedroom and toss all of the leftover food that has been collecting mold in your refrigerator. This includes finally tossing that leftover turkey from Thanksgiving Day that you promised you were going to eat.
Bring Backup Help
Spring cleaning is not a job for just one person, so enlist the spouse and the kids to help. After all, the messes that have been made were a group effort. Getting your spouse and kids to help might be as hard as finding someone to help you move, so bribe them if you have to.
There are no rules that state you can’t start spring cleaning before spring. In fact, it is a good idea to start as soon as you can. If you wait until it is officially spring, you risk not getting anything accomplished because who wants to be stuck in their house cleaning on a nice spring day? You would be wise to pick a day that promises cold or windy weather, then you aren’t missing anything to stay inside and clean.
Before you start your spring cleaning project, contact A Polished Finish and ask about our great deals on countertop installation.