Are you preparing your house for a major renovation? Have you been too lax with cleaning for the past few months, and now it’s catching up on you? Whatever the reason might be, tackling a major home cleanup can be overwhelming.
Luckily, there are several strategies to make any significant cleanup a little bit easier:
1. Create a plan
Before setting a date with the custom home builders or making get-together plans with your house as the venue, come up with an idea of how to do a major cleanup in your home. Cleaning your house from top to bottom is going to take some time, so create a doable schedule that will allow you to focus on the task at hand.
Then, figure out which room is going to be cleaned on which date, as well as which tasks need to be prioritized. If you’re going to have professionals come over (e.g., carpet cleaners, repairers, etc.), work your daily schedule around those appointments.
2. Get all hands on deck
A significant cleanup requires more than a couple of people to accomplish, especially if you want it finished fast. If you have children that are old enough to help, designate tasks that they can do (you might have to incentivize them with something, but having additional hands is worth it). You can also entail the help of friends and family members, but make sure you at least offer something in return.
3. Rent a dumpster
When you’re doing a major cleanup, you’re most likely decluttering at the same time. To avoid having tons of garbage bags out on your driveway, get a rental dumpster that can store and transport the trash for you.
4. Vacuum and mop last
Get all the other tasks, such as dusting, organizing, and decluttering, done first before vacuuming and mopping. In this way, you’re not stuck in an endless cycle of cleaning when new dust falls to the ground or when someone walks all over your newly mopped floors while taking out the trash.
While doing a task that requires a waiting time, such as doing laundry, soaking cleaning products in the tub, or defrosting the fridge, do another job.
6. Use proper cleaning tools
If you use the wrong cleaning tools and products, it’s only going to make the job harder and longer to do. That said, use the right cleaning products for each task, and as much as possible, use natural ingredients to minimize the fumes.
Moreover, don’t forget to wash your cleaning tools routinely. Otherwise, you could just be transferring dirt and grime from one place to another.
7. Be consistent
If you want your house to be cleaned in no time, be consistent! It’s okay to take a break from time to time but get back into it as soon as possible.
Cleaning your house quickly from top to bottom is difficult, but certainly not impossible. With these strategies in use, you can get your house ready for your next party or home renovation in no time.