Common Cleaning Mistakes to Avoid
When you are trying to do a thorough cleaning in your home, the best intentions can be laid waste when you fall into the trap of some of these mistakes. If you know what they are ahead of time, it is easier to avoid them. Keep these things in mind when you are about to do your annual spring cleaning, or any other time you have an important cleaning job ahead of you.
Going Too Fast
When you rush through something as important as spring cleaning, you will almost always regret it later. Spring cleaning is a big job, and not the time to rush yourself or anyone else helping. Take your time and make sure you do things right, as this will save you time spent correcting your mistakes later.
Going Too Slow
It is always good to take your time, but it is equally important not to move too slowly when spring cleaning. If you do not stick to at least a basic schedule, you will soon become disheartened when you see no progress. Keep yourself motivated however possible, so that the changes you make will propel you to do even more.
Doing It Alone
Spring cleaning is not the time to act independently of everyone else. If there is any way you can get a helping hand from someone else, be sure to take it. Motivate all family members to take part, and make lists for each person in the household. If you live alone, see if one or more of your friends will swap time with each other to act as a spring cleaning team, taking turns working through each person’s home.
Spring cleaning is time-consuming, but it is not rocket science. Copy a few spring cleaning lists off of the internet and compile the tasks that apply to you, in order to create your own personalized list. Stick to the basics and work hard, and you won’t get sidetracked by unnecessary details.
Along the same lines, don’t feel you have to buy every fancy, new cleaning scrub, spray, or cleaning contraption to get the job done right. Sometimes it is the tried and true solutions that work the best. Use natural substances such as vinegar and baking soda for your cleaning. Don’t buy new items that are unnecessary, or that are not worth the money for the small amount of effort that they save.
There is nothing more irritating than getting into your cleaning clothes, putting on some upbeat music, rolling up your sleeves, and then realizing you do not have the necessary equipment to complete your task. Make a list at the beginning of what tasks you will complete each day, and then figure out what supplies are necessary to complete each one. Visit the store and have everything on hand so that when the time comes, you can get right into cleaning without any delays.
Spring cleaning is an important time of the year. It’s a good idea to remind yourself why it is so important. A proper spring cleaning will give you a healthier space to live in. Being organized improves your mental health, and gives you clarity you cannot find when you are surrounded by a mess. Because it is so important, you will want to avoid making unnecessary mistakes such as the ones above. This will allow you to do the job in the most efficient manner possible.