Cleaning ideas to make it easier than ever
If you’ve held a Christmas or New Year’s party, or simply want to freshen up your home, January is the ideal time to do so and welcome 2022 with the ultimate New Year big clean.
Check out our suggestions for a painless approach to the New Year’s cleaning.
1. Evaluate the situation
To begin, determine what has to be scrubbed. It will be easier to prepare in advance if you investigate your home to see what needs to be cleaned. With a pen, paper, and clipboard, go through each area and make a list of everything that needs some Tender Loving Care. You’ll be able to determine the cleaning items you’ll require by examining the mess.
2. Make a list
Writing a list will not only help you see exactly what has to be done, but it will also help you work more systematically and focus on one task at a time. When making your list, start with the jobs you’ll need to complete in each room, such as cleaning the windows, carpets, and curtains. Categorizing what has to be cleaned will ensure that nothing is overlooked, and working through a list will give you the rewarding feeling of progress.
3. Make a note of the date in your diary.
Cleaning might take a long time, especially if you want to perform an excellent job. However, by the time the New Year arrives, money is tighter and we’re all suffering from the January Blues, so now is the ideal time to set aside a whole day or maybe a weekend. You’ll need to clean up first, so set aside time for that. Remember that cleaning some appliances can take up to 24 hours.
4. Prepare yourself
While a lousy worker might blame his or her tools, the same cannot be said about cleaning. Before you begin, double-check that you have all of the necessary supplies. No two stains are the same and, as such, they should be treated accordingly. When cleaning stained or dirty surfaces or furniture, make sure to use specialized products to restore its appearance. It may appear to be a time-consuming and pricey strategy, but if you want to do it well, it’s well worth it.
5. Clean up
Organizing a clean-up is a great way to get the house in order and even declutter. You don’t want to trip over garments or things, or make a cleaning mistake by sweeping around them!
6. Seek assistance
Teamwork is the most efficient technique to tackle a clean-up. Assign roles to each family member to get everyone involved. Children are more than capable of vacuuming, dusting windowsills and shelves, and even assisting with decluttering. Not only will everyone feel good about themselves after the house is clean, but it will also save a lot of time.
7. Consult a professional
Look for particular cleaning tips to assist you – especially if you’re unclear about which product to use – to ensure you do the best job possible.
8. Work in a systematic manner
When it comes to the big clean-up, we recommend going from task to task rather than room to room. You won’t have to switch between products or equipment, and you’ll be able to clean faster. We recommend starting with the most difficult and time-consuming chores and working your way down to the quickest and easiest. Mentally, it makes the entire procedure less arduous because the most difficult tasks will be completed first.
9. Don’t forget about your appliances
Every month, we recommend cleaning appliances like washing machines and dishwashers. They are often overlooked but no New Year big clean is complete without doing them.
10. Make a weekly schedule
Set up a cleaning plan to be completed every week once the worst is over and your house is spotless. Setting it up in the first month of the year will give you the satisfaction of knowing that your home will remain clean and neat throughout the year, and it will save you time and effort the next year.