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You want to put together a workable schedule, but don’t know where to start? The tips below will help you organize the schedule and complete all the tasks in a timely manner. No one wants to spend a lot of time on spring cleaning. With the help of cleaning schedule you will be able to distribute your time effectively.
Don’t know where to get started with your spring cleaning tasks? First of all you should decide what are your goals for the spring cleaning. Your schedule should be based on these specific goals.
The first task you should accomplish is eliminate clutter. Decide what old items and wardrobe pieces you no longer need and clear them out. It will be good if each family member can sort through his or her own clothes. Of course parents should review the children’s choices. You can assign three bins for family members to load. One bin for items that are gently used and can be donated. One bin for items to be thrown away because of stains or wear. One bin for passing down to your friends or other family members. Then, gather all items that don’t belong in the room. Sort them as well.
After you’ll have removed all items that don’t belong from the various rooms in the house, you are prepared to start getting organized. You can move on to deep cleaning your house. Don’t forget to involve all family and spread the tasks among family members. Work top down. Dust all the corners, the ceiling fans, light fixtures and drapes, bookshelves, countertops and tables. Sweep and vacuum the floors, clean your carpets and rugs.
Don’t forget about the outside of your home. Spring is a time to tackle the exterior tasks: washing exterior windows, cleaning out flower beds, cleaning the deck.
Defining the floor cleaning method
If you want to clean your floors like a professional cleaner, you have to find out, what kind of floor you have, beforehand. For Swedish Finish Wood floors (most wood floors for last 25 years have Swedish Finish) you should use around 1 TBL of vinegar for a gallon of warm water.
Linoleum floors can be cleaned the same way, but they’re much more unpretentious, so you can scrub the spots out with a plastic brush. Make sure that you’ll dry all the water off the wood floors, because it will leave spots otherwise.
Tips for cleaning bamboo and marble floors
Pergo and bamboo floors can be cleaned with vinegar, but they require the minimum usage of water and immediate drying, because water can damage them. Remember, that you can never use vinegar for stone or marble floors. Any acid, including vinegar, will destroy them quickly.
You should use plain warm water, or add a half TSP of oil soap, helping you to dispose of dirt. As always, remember to dry your floors up immediately after cleaning, to prevent the water leftovers turn into spots.