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Tips to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

Spring house cleaning concept, cleaning materials in a kitchen.Spring is a perfect time for rejuvenation, and what better way to start than by giving your living space a thorough spring cleaning? For most tenants, keeping their home clean is about personal comfort and meeting lease requirements. But, let’s face it – spending hours scrubbing every nook and cranny is not everyone’s cup of tea. If you’re dreading your spring cleaning tasks, don’t worry – here are some tips to help you make spring cleaning a breeze!

Make a Plan

Before you begin cleaning, take a few minutes to make a plan of what needs to be done and in what order. Consider using a cleaning checklist to help create a task list. Then, gather all the necessary supplies and materials to complete each task. If you plan to hire professional cleaning services, such as carpet cleaning, schedule them ahead of time. This step will help streamline the process, ensuring that you don’t forget anything important and saving you time in the long run.

Set Realistic Expectations

When it comes to spring cleaning, many people make the mistake of trying to do too much in one day or weekend and end up feeling overwhelmed. To avoid this, you may want to break down each task on your list into smaller, more manageable ones. Then, set achievable goals for each day or week. This way, you can accomplish your spring cleaning without feeling burnt out!

Focus on Areas that Need Attention First

As you plan your cleaning, it’s important to prioritize tasks to make the most of your time and effort. Typically, rooms with the most significant use, such as kitchens and bathrooms, should be given priority. However, don’t forget about frequently overlooked areas such as 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 you return the keys at the end of your lease term. Therefore, 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!

Once you have your plan, all the necessary supplies, and the right expectations for completing the task, it’s time to put your plan into motion. Use motivators like upbeat music or rewards, like a favorite outing or activity, to keep yourself on track. Also, enlist the help of the entire household, friends, or family members. Working together can make the job faster, easier, and much more fun!

With a plan, attitude, and elbow grease, you can make your spring cleaning a breeze this year! For more spring-cleaning tips or to get information on available rental properties in your area, contact your local Real Property Management office.

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