Print out a cheat sheet for cleaning every room, furniture, and item
There are plenty of cheat sheets you can find and print out from the web which will be useful when you actually start making a habit to clean your home frequently. It isn’t an annual affair, after all! Display this cheat sheet somewhere you can always see it, like near your wall calendar or at the front pages of your planner, so you’d be reminded of when it’s the right time to clean which.
For example, microwaves should be cleaned every week, bed linens laundered biweekly, and pillows washed every three months.
Invest in good cleaning materials
Believe it or not, having a collection of high-quality and/or stylishly pleasing cleaning tools can motivate you more to start your cleaning duties. Just a couple of things you should invest on: a powerful lightweight vacuum, microfiber cloths, a mop, dusters for fans, shelves, and window blinds, furniture polish, gentle dishwashing soap, and so much more.
Work from the top, down
Always clean the ceiling first — the light fixtures, fans, and corners — before cleaning the windows and dusting the doors, cabinets, and tables, and then end by mopping or vacuuming the floor.
Do it all at once, if you can
Tidying up requires commitment to finish all you can in a day. Don’t limit your time for it. If you make yourself clean just for an hour every other day, then you’ll eventually feel like your decluttering isn’t leading anywhere at all. Instead, you’ll be accumulating clutter faster than you’re getting rid of them. Stay focused, take breaks, but don’t give up! Spring cleaning may not be a fun thing to do, but the fulfillment that follows after seeing your hard work can’t compare to anything else.
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