With the warmer weather arriving, this is the time of year when many homeowners engage in spring cleaning. However, to properly remove the dust, debris, and unwanted materials from your home requires the use of safe cleaning products, recycling, and a plan to get it done.
Here are some of the best tips and tricks to prepare for spring cleaning, the safest products to use, and the most eco-friendly way to recycle and rid your home of trash.
Create a Checklist
Before you begin, walk around your home, and write down all the places that need to be cleaned up. A checklist will help you get organized, understand which products to purchase, and help ensure that you do not miss any areas when you embark on your cleaning efforts. You can clean your home faster when you do the tasks in the proper order to reduce your cleaning time.
- Remove All Trash
- Recycle Unwanted Items
- Organize Remaining Items
- Dust & Clean Tables, Appliances, & Countertops
- Clean Windows
- Vacuum & Clean the Floors
You clean less when you remove what is not needed in your home. By working from the top down, you can clean your home more efficiently without having to go back and clean again.
Use Safe Cleaning Products
You will want to purchase cleaning products that have no harsh chemicals or create them using natural sources. A few of the better cleaning products you can purchase include the following.
- Safely Universal Cleaner: Coconut oil and mineral salt.
- Supernatural Starter Set: Glass spray bottles and essential oils.
- AspenClean SuperScrub: Plant-based ingredients.
- Blueland Concentrated Cleaner Kit: All natural ingredients.
If you want to create your own cleaning products, start with the basics such as vinegar and water mixed in spray bottles. Rubbing alcohol can be mixed with vinegar and distilled water which can clean windows. Baking soda is not only inexpensive, but highly effective at removing odors and cleaning carpets. You can mix in essential oils such as lavender to give your home a pleasing scent.
Here are a few tips that will help you clean your home even faster and more efficiently.
- Check & Replace Batteries in Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
- Put All Items Not Regularly Used into Storage
- Power Wash Home Exterior
- Throw Away All Old & Expired Products
The process is to declutter first, then store items not regularly used so you can create more space, then start cleaning. Be sure to clean from the top to the bottom which means ceiling and walls first, followed by furniture and windows, then the floors.
Proper spring cleaning starts with planning. Using safe cleaning products and proper recycling will leave your home free of unwanted pollutants and help the environment too!
Contact Brickley Environmental Today
With numerous dangers facing your home or business, calling the professionals at Brickley Environmental is a good place to start. We offer our knowledge and experience along with the tools to detect and remove infestations of various types. The services provided by Brickley Environmental include the following.
- Asbestos Abatement
- Mold Remediation
- Lead-Based Paint Removal
- Hazardous Waste Removal
If you are facing any of these issues, call Brickley Environmental today. Our friendly, courteous staff will take your call and answer your questions, so you can make the best-informed decision about what to do next. At Brickley Environmental, we are here to help you.