Spring Cleaning: Tips and Tricks for a Fresh Start

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We’ve spent more time in our homes in the past year than ever before. As life begins to open up again, why not treat yourself to a fresh start by giving your abode a Spring Clean? In today’s blog, we’ll share our best tips on how to expel the winter dust. Plus, sone effective methods for optimal cleanliness. 

What is Spring Cleaning?

There are two possible origins for the idea of Spring Cleaning. The first is the Persian New Year which falls on the first day of Spring. Iranians practice “shaking the house” to prepare for the new start. The second is the Jewish springtime festival of Passover. Observants Jews thoroughly clean their homes before the holiday begins. 

Practically, Spring Cleaning became popular in the 19th century before the creation of the vacuum cleaner. March/April was the best time to dust because it was warm enough to open windows and doors, but cool enough that insects wouldn’t be a problem. What’s more, high winds also would help to carry the dust out of the house. 

Spring Cleaning is a great way to clear out all energy and dirt, and welcome in a fresh start. 

Tips and Tricks for Tackling the Mess

Using these tips and tricks will help make Spring Cleaning feel like a breeze!

Cleaning Supplies

You don’t need to buy the whole cleaning supply aisle in the supermarket in order to get the most effective clean. Instead, stick to these items:

Room-by-Room

It can be overwhelming to clean the whole house at once. Consider cleaning room by room or by action like dusting surfaces and vacuuming the floor. Don’t forget to check off these actions when finishing each section!

Kitchen
Bathroom
Bedroom

Tips for Motivation and Cleaning Success!

  1. Don’t feel overwhelmed. Create a cleaning schedule and spread out sections over days if you don’t feel you can do it all at once. 
  2. Take this as the time to do a deep clean. Remove books from bookshelves to really get ride of as much dust as possible. 
  3. Listen to upbeat music or a juicy podcast to help keep yourself motivated and engaged. 
  4. Don’t forget to clean surfaces like light fixtures and ceiling fans
  5. Allow yourself time afterwards to peacefully enjoy your cleaned home

About the Author

Lydia B.

Lydia B.

Lydia is a Gooroo Courses Tutor at Gooroo, a tutoring membership and online learning platform that matches students to tutors perfect for them based on their unique learning needs. Gooroo offers math, English, ESL, Spanish tutoring, and more.