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Tips to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

Spring house cleaning concept, cleaning materials in a kitchen.Spring is here, and it’s time for the annual tradition of spring cleaning. As a renter, you know that keeping your home clean is crucial for personal comfort and meeting the terms of your lease. However, the idea of spending hours scrubbing every nook and cranny can be overwhelming. Here are some tips to make your spring cleaning tasks a breeze!

Make a Plan

Before starting your spring cleaning, take a few minutes to create an action plan. Use a cleaning checklist to identify what needs to be done, and in what order. Gather all the required supplies, including professional cleaning services such as carpet cleaning, and schedule them in advance. Having a plan will streamline the process, ensure you don’t miss anything, and save you time.

Set Realistic Expectations

Trying to do too much in a day or weekend can quickly become overwhelming. To avoid this, break down your cleaning tasks into smaller, more manageable tasks. Set realistic goals for each day or week so that you can complete your 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. Generally, rooms with the most significant use, such as kitchens and bathrooms, should be prioritized. However, don’t forget about frequently disregarded spaces, 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 returning the keys at the end of your lease term. For this reason, you may need to double-check those expectations and prioritize cleaning tasks that will make that possible.

Include Hard-to-Reach Spots

Cleaning hard-to-reach areas is important for rental property maintenance and can help your house feel spotless. Be sure to pay special attention to window sills, baseboards, closets, light switches, door handles, and overlooked surfaces like walls and ceilings. 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!

With a plan, the necessary supplies, and the right expectations, it’s time to get to work. Use motivators like upbeat music or rewards, such as a favorite outing or activity, to keep yourself on track. Enlist the help of the entire household, friends, or family members to make the job faster, easier, and much more fun!

By following these simple spring cleaning tips, you can make your cleaning tasks a breeze this year. For more spring-cleaning tips or information on available rental properties in your area, contact your local Real Property Management office.

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