Whether or not you’ve actually done it, spring cleaning is backed up by centuries of tradition. Many cultures bring a spring cleaning period into their yearly rhythms. For all cultures, the kickoff for spring cleaning is marked by longer days and more sun.
As sunlight hours increase, our bodies produce less melatonin, helping us feel more awake after months of cozy winter slowness. We also have more daylight to accomplish tasks we’ve been putting off.
Even if spring cleaning isn’t part of your personal yearly traditions, you can start now.
With so many blogs, books, and shows promoting organization, resources with ideas are everywhere. Keep reading to learn about our favorite spring cleaning strategies.
The most important step is knowing where to start. Take a walk around your house and decide what needs attention first.
If you’re a list-maker, you can write down your plan of attack. (Or you can just follow the messy vibes.) Knowing your focus makes it easier to jump in and get the work done.
You can also make a list of which days you want to accomplish certain tasks. Choosing just one room, drawer, or cupboard that you want to clean each day can make the entire process less overwhelming. The important thing is that you are moving forward!
It’s hard to clean when you don’t have what you need.
Make sure any cleaning tools or chemicals you need are in an easy-to-find place. It can be helpful to have a caddy or bucket that you can bring from room to room.
Make sure you have what you need, but don’t go overboard. It’s easy to turn a need for supplies into a shopping trip or a reason to procrastinate.
Don’t fall into that trap!
If you don’t have what you need to deep clean today, you don’t have to wait to get started. You can still put items away or, better yet, find items to get rid of.
Most of us don’t have the time or the desire to go on a cleaning rampage. We have limited time and many responsibilities. (But if you’re a person who works well by focusing and cleaning all day, more power to you!)
For the rest of us, setting a timer can be an effective way to get your spring cleaning done, a little bit at a time. Choose an area to clean and a set amount of time (we suggest starting with just 15-20 minutes). Get your timer going and then work hard until it goes off.
Go back to the same area each day with your same timer strategy until it’s clean. Only then is it time to move on to the next part of your home.
Bit by bit, the mess will disappear.
Having a clean home is its own reward, but building some kind of treat into the process always helps. Here are some ways to treat yourself:
Just be cautious about buying yourself something as a cleaning reward.
Often, having too much stuff is the reason our homes get out of hand in the first place. Try to find some other way to pat yourself on the back.
Scientific research shows that making our dreaded tasks into games can help us be more productive and motivated. There are many apps available that reward users for their accomplishments by letting them progress in a game or giving them a virtual gold star.
You don’t need an app to gamify your spring cleaning, however. There are dozens of analog ways to make cleaning into a fun challenge. Here are a few of our favorites.
Brackets are everywhere in the spring, and you can use them to motivate yourself even after the March Madness finals. Download a bracket and fill it out. There are a number of ways you could apply this to spring cleaning:
The ultimate challenge winner gets to decide where everyone goes out for dinner or a treat.
Sometimes, we have so much stuff it’s hard to know where to put it or keep our spaces clean. With the 4-Box Technique, you’ll take four boxes into a room and label them:
Go through the space and categorize all the items that don’t belong in that space (the ones that do belong can be put away immediately).
The trick here is to make sure you deal with your four boxes right away. Don’t let boxes pile up in your home.
Put the stuff you’re keeping in the right place:
For days when you’re overwhelmed or short on time, the 21-Item Toss is the perfect way to get a little bit of decluttering done in as little as 5 minutes.
Grab a garbage bag—or one of the plastic grocery bags so many of us stow under the sink. Walk through your home and find 21 things to throw away. You can gamify it by timing yourself.
Don’t think too hard—if you don’t use it or need it, out it goes!
If you feel like you can’t deal with your home situation on your own, Bio-One has your back. Our discreet team of compassionate, expert cleaners can help you with your home situation—no mess is too big.
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Flowers blooming, bright blue skies, the enthusiastic sound of birds singing, and the temperature rising! These are just some of the changes that introduce us to the spring season. Along with that, there should be a proper spring cleaning!
Renovating your house by doing a thorough cleaning has been a yearly tradition for many families now. It’s about preparing your home for this season. It’s the perfect time to put away winter coats, clothing, and bedding. Time to clean up the grill area and get ready for some joyful time outside!
However, spring cleaning can be challenging and overwhelming for some people. Here at Bio-One, we’re sharing four tips for renovating your home during spring cleaning. We are following the guidelines from CDC on how to remediate these areas successfully.
With the season change, mold is one of the many issues we usually encounter while cleaning our homes. Also, rodent droppings are a common issue because of the cold weather we’re coming out from! These two issues, in particular, might result in serious health problems for you and your loved ones. Our team of professionals is ready to help you remediate them as efficiently and as safely as possible.
Rodents are carriers of many dangerous diseases. From Salmonellosis to Hemorrhagic Fever, rodents can infest your home, and the remediation process should be approached with the most delicate protocols. Here are some recommendations to keep your kitchen and grill area free from rodent droppings and urine. When cleaning these areas:
If you are facing a rodent droppings infestation during the spring cleaning, let Bio-One properly disinfect and decontaminate your house! Even after dry and longstanding, rodent droppings can carry bacteria and parasites that would result in diseases like leptospirosis. We use professional PPE (Protective Personal Equipment) and EPA-Listed chemicals safe for your family, children, and pets.
As hard as it might seem to believe, mold infections are related to many diseases in humans. Headaches, diarrhea, and flu-like pathologies are caused directly by black mold and other fungi. Based on CDC Guidelines, here are some recommendations to treat and mitigate the presence of mold inside your House:
It’s important to mention that once an item is infected with mold, the only way to correct the damage is by removal and replacement. This applies to any part of your house: carpet, flooring, ceiling tiles, drywall, or wallboard.
Bio-One is the best option to remediate and disinfect your home from mold damage properly. Our Team of Specialists is prepared to contain any area infected with mold, discarding any item that might be irretrievably damaged by it.
Pets are an undeniable part of the family. They get us through difficult times and deserve the recognition and love we feel toward them. That’s why practicing good hygiene is part of loving and caring for our pets. CDC shared some recommendations for households with dogs, cats, and other domestic pets. These resume in the following:
Bio-One has assisted many people in cases where animal feces/urine has become a threat and represents a bio-hazardous element for the household involved. Disinfecting and sanitizing a house that has been contaminated by animal feces/urine requires professional assistance. Bio-One specializes in decontaminating areas infected by these wastes, ensuring the place is safe and habitable again.
The whole idea of Spring cleaning is to organize your belongings and get rid of clutter. It’s a good opportunity to get everyone in the family together and involved in the process of organizing the house. Here are some elements to consider when you start cleaning and decluttering your house:
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