Since most of us are in need of something productive to do, now is the time to get out the cleaning supplies and take care of your spring cleaning. If you plan to sell your home in Berks County soon, cleaning your home is a must. But if you're not selling your home, cleaning it deeply is a great way to take care of a necessary task and have a sense of accomplishment.

Here are a few tips to get you going.

Clean Room-By-Room

Cleaning your home room by room is the most effective way to deep clean. Make a room checklist for areas of your home that need more attention. Go ahead and skip cleaning items that were recently cleaned so you can focus on the more neglected parts of your home.

Organize and Clear the Clutter

Getting rid of clutter is a big part of spring cleaning. And since you probably have more time on your hands now, you can make an extra effort to clear your life of things you don't need. You can take a systematic four-step approach to identifying problems, analyzing reasons, determining solutions, and implementing remedies. Then sort your belongings into four categories—trash, give-away, store, or put-way.

Get the Family Involved

If you have a family, don't leave them out of the fun. Now more than ever, this is the time for the family to work together. Just try to have fun and you'll be surprised at how much you can get done.

Tackle the Seasonal Chores

Some special chores need to be done seasonally. We ignore them for most of the fall and winter, but now it is time to bite the bullet and get these things clean. Even though these chores only need to be done once or twice a year, they will help your home run look better and run smoothly. Outdoor chores like cleaning grills, patios, and windows can be a little intimidating, but some simple tricks can keep the jobs manageable.

Keep Cleaning Products to a Minimum

Since cleaning supplies can be hard to come by, just try to buy what you need. Resist the temptation to buy a ton of cleaning supplies (if you can find them). The real champions of spring cleaning are more basic supplies, such as a good all-purpose cleaner and microfiber cloths. There are even homemade cleaners you can make that will save you money while protecting the environment.

Establish New Cleaning Habits

A good, thorough spring cleaning that includes the whole house is a great time to establish new on-going cleaning habits, and it can also make the next spring cleaning a good deal easier. Simple 15-minute cleanup routines practiced every few days, each including a series of one- to two-minute chores, can make it remarkably easy to keep your home clean and tidy all year long.

 

Above all, stay home and stay safe!

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