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Tips to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

Spring house cleaning concept, cleaning materials in a kitchen.Spring is a time for new starts, and there’s no better way to start the season than by cleaning your house. Most renters keep their homes clean for their comfort and to follow the rules of their lease. But if you’re like most people, you probably don’t want to spend hours and hours cleaning every nook and corner. If you’ve been putting off spring cleaning, here are some tips that will make it easier.

Make a Plan

Before you initiate your spring cleaning, take a few minutes to create an action plan of what needs doing and in what order. Think about utilizing a cleaning checklist to create a task list. Soon after, gather the required supplies and materials to satisfy each item. If you plan to include any professional cleaning services, such as carpet cleaning, schedule them in advance. This step will help streamline the process, ensuring you don’t miss anything important and saving you time in the long run.

Set Realistic Expectations

When spring cleaning, many people make the blunder of pushing to do too much in one day or weekend and become overwhelmed with the amount of work. To avoid this, you may want to break down each item on your list into smaller, more manageable tasks. Then, set realistic goals for each day or week. In this way, you can achieve a total spring cleaning without feeling burnt out by it all!

Focus on Areas that Need Attention First

As you plan your cleaning, it’s crucial to prioritize your cleaning tasks to maximize your time and effort. In general, rooms that get the most use, like kitchens and baths, should be given the greatest amount of consideration. But don’t forget about places that are frequently disregarded, like inside or on top of cabinets, window coverings, and beneath or behind appliances. As a renter, you are responsible for ensuring the rental is in good condition When you turn in the keys at the end of your lease, they should be in good shape. Because of this, you may need to double-check your expectations and put cleaning jobs in order of importance so that you can meet them.

Include Hard-to-Reach Spots

Cleaning hard-to-reach areas is important for maintaining a rental home and can make your house feel clean. Make sure to pay extra attention to things like window sills, baseboards, closets, light switches, door handles, and areas like walls and ceilings that are easy to miss.  These areas can be hotspots for dust and dirt buildup and should be included on your spring cleaning checklist.

Get to Work – But Have Fun!

Once you have a plan, all the tools you need, and achievable objectives for getting the job done, it’s time to put your plan into action. Use motivators like upbeat music or rewards, like a favorite trip or exercise, to help you stay on track, like a favorite meal. Also, ask the whole family, friends, or family members to help. Working together can make the job go faster, be easier, and be a lot more fun!

You can make spring cleaning easy this year if you have a plan, a good mood, and are willing to work hard. Contact your local Real Property Management office for more tips on spring cleaning or to find out about homes for rent in your area.

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