In a country like Singapore with two weather seasons, spring cleaning is a term used when it’s time to go through the stuff in the closets, arrange and spend hours cleaning some portions of the house. This times hits Singapore residences like an instinctive compulsion, and the more we get things done the more relieved we feel.
Of course, homes are one of our greatest asset and a comfortable place to live. They serve as a retreat to the hustle and bustle of Singapore and for this reason, should be neat, tidy and refreshed. No one loves to come home from work only to meet a messy house.
While all attention turns to your daily and weekly chores, there should come a time to switch your attention to spring cleaning. Doing this won’t only ensure that every nook or cranny of your home has been thoroughly cleaned, but also make us concentrate on maintenance and prevention cleaning afterward.
Preparing Your Home For Spring Cleaning
One of the most prevalent problems facing spring cleaning here in Singapore is Clutter. Before you get down to the business of cleaning house, you first need to remove every junk that clutters your home. Select and toss old newspapers and magazines. Tidy away your kid’s toy and put back other items in the right area. The key to a successful cleaning is to explore all doors, surface areas, and walkways. Your house should be tidy enough to scrape through dirt hiding in every nooks and cranny.
What Should You Clean?
Spring cleaning inspires images of those sunny days when you have to throw the windows wide open while watching the sunlight flood every room. It leads to thoughts of freshness and summer-scented air.
While it may seem impossible to reach out to every inch of your home, spring cleaning should cover several dusting, tidying, and scrubbing. Study your rooms and come with lists of what needs to be done. Your list will give you the idea of what to do and necessary equipment for a successful completion. You can now split your chores into different manageable sections. This will help you divide your chores into a manageable option. For example, if your plan is to wash all your curtains, make sure you do them at the same time. A clutter of curtain will help you get to curtain rails, windows and windowsills. You’ll also have the chance to dust and clean high up into the corners of the ceilings.
8 Tips To A Successful House Cleaning
Traditionally, here in Singapore spring cleaning is undertaken in dry seasons. This season provides the motivation needed to remove dust and grime accumulated during the wet season. However, the warmer weather often calls outdoor activities with spring cleaning far down the list. There are several ways to help you get organized and as well alleviate the time taken for this chore. Read on!
Plan Your Time
First, decide how much time you would love to devote to the task and when it is most convenient. For instance, some people may prefer to tackle the task over an entire weekend while others may prefer to devote a few hours to it each day over a period of time.
Turn it into fun
Make sure you make your task as enjoyable as possible. Put on your favorite music and be sure to take sufficient breaks. Order or prepare your favorite take out foods as a treat at the end of the session.
Request for help if you can
Get your friends or family involved and offer them incentives for helping you. Equip each person with a bag they can keep on them filled with cleaning materials and a list.
Be hell-bent about getting rid of items you no longer need. You can sort, separate and even sell them if you can. You can as well give them out to family and friends or donate to charity. Most charities will accept almost anything for fund raising. However, make sure that you give out goods that are in good working condition.
Dispose in the right area
If you are disposing of hazardous materials, be sure that you do so in an environmentally friendly way. It’s either you deliver them to a waste station or arrange for them to collect.
Store them neatly
Arrange those items you are keeping in containers and look for an area where you can store them neatly.
Give it a fresh look
Once you have finished spring cleaning, try and rearrange your furniture for a fresh look. If you can afford it, spring cleaning provides a perfect opportunity to re-decorate or re-paint.
Pay attention to every area
Spring cleaning is a great way to remove anything old and bring in the new. Pay attention to every area. De-clutter your cabinets, bookshelves, clothes and even your computer.
Cleaning more than a home
Think of spring cleaning as more than just cleaning the area you comfortably live. Approach spring cleaning with the idea that you will be cleaning up yourself, or your act, so to speak. As it stands already, how we as individuals and our corresponding apartments, home and etc appear directly reflects who we are as people when it comes to our cleanliness. Think of spring cleaning as dusting off of more than just item and furniture in your home, but also dusting of the intricate, and most times stressed innards of your noggin.
When you are partaking in the spring cleaning craze, make sure you change your mindset. Treat the event like a fun and loosely- spring fling type of scenario. It’s time to part the shades, let the light in and get loose.
Just as said earlier, turn on some groovy and upbeat music to keep spirits high. Dance it off while you dust. Side step while you scrub. No one is saying cleaning was a hobby, or fun for that matter, but why just turned it into actually...somewhat enjoyable? This can only be possible with the right attitude, perfect atmosphere and knowing that you’re getting close to the amazing season, that makes the outlook of spring cleaning a less-stressful chore and more so an amusing necessary evil.