Spring is quickly approaching, so it's time to start planning for your spring cleaning spree. Here, you will learn a few tips that can help you get your house as clean as it can be and make it even easier for next year.
The less stuff you have in your home, the easier it will be for you to thoroughly clean each spring. If you've never completed a purge challenge, this year is a good year to give it a go. There are different levels of purge challenges that you can use –
- Get rid of one thing a day for 30 days
- Get rid of 1 thing the first day, 2 things the second day, 3 things the third, and so on
- Get rid of anything you haven't touched in more than 6 months or a year
You get the idea. These purge challenges can really motivate those who are really attached the idea of keeping everything. If you start eliminating the things you don't need or use, you will have less stuff to move around when it's time to perform thorough cleanings, so you'll get it done much faster.
Once you've eliminated the mountains of stuff in the corners of your home, it's time to get a pest control specialist to come in. Surely, you've found at least some mouse droppings or insects that you'd rather not have as roommates.
Having a pest and rodent control specialist come out and take care of the rodents and bugs that have taken shelter in your home for the winter will be much easier right now. If you wait until spring rolls around, you'll have an even bigger struggle as the mating season comes into full swing and all of the things you want out of your house begin to reproduce rapidly.
Pay attention to what the pest control tech has to say. He will probably give you some ideas that can help you keep new pests from invading your home again. Things like keeping food picked up, the trash is taken out, sealing up gaps around the house, etc..
Spring cleaning is an important part of maintaining a healthy, clean living environment for your family. These two steps will go a long way in keeping things looking great, smelling fresh and when the next spring rolls around, you'll have less mess to deal with and the process will go along much easier.