We are getting nearer to that time of the year – when we all want to clean up and ensure that everything is free from dust, contaminants, and the general stuffiness of winter. Spring cleaning is the time of year when we start throwing things away, washing things down, downsizing, and just making everything look good. Spring is the time of the year when more people have garage sales, put things on public marketplaces, and even just put things on the side of the road to give away.
Even though many of us have been participating in spring cleaning in some way for most of our lives, there are still some tips and tricks that you may not know – here are some of our favorites:
Now Is The Time For Septic Tank Maintenance
If you have a septic tank in your home, you know that there may be some maintenance required for it. However, people often push this type of maintenance away because they think it will be too complicated. The truth is that septic tank maintenance is quite easy to do – because you don’t really have to do anything at all.
Septic tank maintenance is best left to an official septic service in Atlanta, GA or wherever you are from – why? Smaller, local companies are the best for maintenance because they know the area that much better and they know what has worked before – especially if they’ve already worked in your neighborhood or even on your home.
Make A Plan To Clean
One of the worst things you can do for your spring cleaning goal is to try to fit everything into a single day, weekend, or even month. Spring is an entire season, so you should plan to spend a lot of the season doing your cleaning. One way to do this is the schedule and plan out your cleaning. By doing this, not only are you giving yourself a place to start, which is often the most difficult thing to do, but you are giving yourself mini-goals that will make your bigger goal easier to achieve.
Break down your plan into specific rooms and then assign dates to those rooms. Don’t necessarily assign the date as a “do it on Saturday, April 18,” but rather “clean master bedroom by Saturday, April 18.” This will give you some leeway into when and how you complete the spring cleaning. Maybe you want to clean out your sock drawer one day when you have a bunch of mismatched socks in the laundry. By setting a deadline and not an appointment time, you allow yourself time to work toward cleanliness.
Think About Being More Green
If you want to start offspring on a greener note, you may want to stop using chemicals and toxins in your cleaning. Consider buying greener tools (or even making your own), or even getting a steam cleaner. These cleaners can be used to clean your kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor areas. These cleaners only use hot water vapor, so they are natural. Remember that you cannot use steam cleaning on everything, so you may want to consider other options.
There are some other natural cleaners out there, including vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils. Make sure to do some research into your cleaning choices.
Be Prepared For Allergies
If you are the type of person who hates the springtime because of allergies, you don’t only have to worry about the pollen in the air. Sometimes, spring cleaning can bring out the worst of our allergies. As you clean, you stir up quite a bit of dust and dander, which can make your allergies that much worse. You may want to wear a mask, take a pill, or break your cleaning into steps in order to avoid an allergic reaction.
This is another reason why natural cleansers are important – they won’t make it harder to breathe or aggravate your nasal passages.
Spring cleaning is meant to be a good thing, not a punishment for living your life. Make it a family endeavor and get everyone involved – you will teach them skills about how to take care of themselves and get the work done that much more quickly.
Remember that there are some things that you can do by yourself, like dusting a bookshelf or even steam cleaning your shower, but there are also things you cannot do alone, like septic tank maintenance or carpet cleaning. Be smart in the decisions that you make.