It's almost that time of year again. And spring cleaning is much more welcome some years than others. But proper preparation is key to successful cleaning.
That's because an effective spring cleaning project is one that is done systematically, efficiently, and completely. And as quickly as possible.
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail - Even for Spring Cleaning
We use the term quite a bit in our culture, but it can mean slightly different things to people.
For a "textbook" definition, we can look to Wikipedia for this description,
“Spring cleaning is the practice of thoroughly cleaning a house in the springtime. The practice of spring cleaning is especially prevalent in climates with a cold winter. In many cultures, annual cleaning occurs at the end of the year, which may be in spring or winter, depending on the calendar."
And, of course, we also use the term metaphorically for any kind of heavy duty cleaning effort or organizing enterprise. And we even use it to describe someone getting their affairs in order before an audit, an inspection, a move, or some other major event.
When it comes to homes, however, anyone who has a few "spring cleanings" under their belt knows that it can quickly become an overwhelming task. Just trying to decide where to start, what to do first, and what you're going to do need to do it all well, can bring on migraines!
Fortunately, when it comes to the cleaning process itself, the world has blessed us with multiple resources from home life gurus to cleaning professionals to "battle hardened" housewives who have done it all many times over.
And one of the most common pieces of advice given when it comes to spring cleaning is to plan your work before you dive in.
Getting Ready to Do Battle With Grime: Prepping for Spring Cleaning
Preparation is key for many things in life. And cleanups and spring cleaning is no different.
As one source put it,
"Before we tackle the wintery build-up of grime, there is a lot to do. If we start cleaning without proper preparation and a plan in mind, we get discouraged quickly and might abandon the whole spring cleaning project half-way through. So it’s vital to get ready beforehand."
So, in that spirit, we have put together this handy spring cleaning preparation checklist to help you through this pre-cleaning phase of your project:
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And it goes without saying that spring cleaning must take into account thorough disinfecting and sanitizing thanks to the persistence presence of COVID-19 and its variants.
According to the CDC , the more closely we interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. In addition, our indoor spaces are almost always more risky than outdoor spaces.
What this means is that projects like spring cleaning, especially indoors, along with professional residential junk and trash removal, are all steps towards being and remaining safe. And, with the ongoing impact of COVID-19 variants, staying safe should be a priority.
What this means is that we must be aware in our cleaning efforts to stay safe and avoid unnecessary contact or exposure to those who have COVID-19. While that's fairly obvious , when it comes to deep cleaning and simply carrying out other daily tasks and routines, staying safe can be tricky.
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Whether you need our services several times during your springtime cleanout, or just once after your done, our hauling professionals will ensure that the garbage and junk is out of your way so that you can get on with your life.
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