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Spring Cleaning: More Than Just a List of Tasks

There are some people who were just born to clean. These people manage to keep their homes neat and tidy most of the time. They keep the chaos of normal life under control through their diligent efforts to vacuum, dust, launder, and scrub. Then there are other people who find the regular tasks of housekeeping more of a struggle. Whichever kind of person you are, you probably feel the need to make some attempt at spring cleaning. In central Indiana, we are seeing longer days and spring-like weather. That tells us that it’s time to start to spring clean. If you need some motivation for beginning the annual ritual, this blog will show you that spring cleaning is more than just a list of tasks. It can also be the following.

A Chance to Get a Deeper Clean

Daily and weekly cleaning tasks can be daunting. There is often just so much that needs to be done. This is particularly true if you have young children or pets. Since time for cleaning is limited to some degree, many of us choose the triage approach to housekeeping. To keep up with the ever-growing list of cleaning tasks, we must often clean superficially and selectively. On the other hand, spring cleaning gives us a chance to take more time to clean deeply and pay attention to areas that don’t usually get much thought the rest of the year.

A Reminder to Complete Once a Year Tasks

Since spring cleaning is an annual event, it often makes sense to use that time as a reminder to do those household tasks that only need to be done once (or twice) a year. Some examples of these tasks may be washing your curtains, vacuuming and flipping your mattress, and even cleaning out your paper files. Since carpets should be cleaned every 12 months (or every 6 months in some circumstances), spring cleaning is also a great time to have your carpets and upholstery cleaned.

An Opportunity to Tackle Cluttered Areas

One specific task that often gets more thought during spring cleaning is decluttering. Our closets, cupboards, and cabinets tend to get overstuffed as time goes by. It is helpful to set aside a regular time to take a look at what we have and what we need. Taking care of the clutter is the first step to getting those storage areas as deeply cleaned as the more visible living areas.

An Occasion to Let Go of What You Don’t Need

As you declutter closets and find belongings that you don’t use or need anymore, you will inevitably find things you can throw away or give away. Some of the items you identify will be broken or worn out. These can go in the trash. Others, however, can be given away to others who have use for them. Maybe you have a friend or neighbor who can make use of some furniture or tools that you don’t use anymore. Or you can donate to places like Goodwill or The Julian Center. You can be a blessing to others while reducing the clutter in your home.

A Time to Get Rid of Allergens

To keep winter’s cold temperatures and harsh weather outside, we seal our homes up in the winter months. This is great for keeping it warm indoors, but also traps all kinds of allergens inside. Spring gives us a chance to open the windows and let in the sunshine and spring air. At the same time, spring cleaning is a perfect time to clean out all the dust, bacteria, and pet dander that may have been trapped inside all winter.

A Season for Sending Away the Winter Blues

Finally, in addition to sprucing up your home, spring cleaning can also give your mood a boost. It’s no secret that the gray days of an Indiana winter can take a toll on your outlook. There is no better cure for the winter blues than the encouragement of having a clean house and feeling the sense of accomplishment in knowing that you did it! As you work hard to dust the corners and organize the shelves, you can feel confident that you are also packing up the winter blues you may have been fighting.

So are you ready for spring cleaning? I hope that this has given you the motivation you need to get started. As you do, it’s helpful to remember that you don’t have to do it all by yourself. Langenwalter can provide first-class professional carpet cleaning services. In addition, we can also clean your upholstery, tile floors and showers, wood floors, and area rugs. We can help lighten your cleaning load by doing what we do best! Just keep in mind that your neighbors may be thinking the same thing so you’ll want to make your appointment soon. Call 317-876-9944 or schedule online today! For Water Damage, call 317-876-9944. Our Emergency Services are available 24 hours a day/7 days per week!

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