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Purchasing a new house is one of the most fulfilling experiences in the world, especially if you are just starting to build a family of your own. If you moved in during fall or winter and you’re finally welcoming the coming of spring then you better prepare yourself for your first spring cleaning experience as a homeowner. To get you started, here are some dos and don’ts that you can consider to start spring cleaning off right.

Spring Cleaning

Dos

  • Have strategic priorities. Know what areas need attention first to maximize your time.
  • To avoid passing on dirt from one room to the next, start top down and from the inside going outside.
  • Take advantage of flexible garbage spots. As you go from one room to another, chose a spot to deposit debris. Then, when each room is complete you can make just a few trips instead of several trips of collecting scattered garbage.

Don’ts

  • Don’t start cleaning a room without intentions of finishing it. You should avoid starting cleaning a particular room them moving to another before completing the former. Partially finishing a room and not fully completing any will leave you feeling unmotivated and kill progress. Start and finish cleaning a particular room and space in the house before moving on to the next. Seeing the before and after of a freshly cleaned room will give you the satisfaction and motivation to finish your spring cleaning task list.
  • Don’t make repairs, even small ones that you cannot handle. Avoid making repairs more costly with half-DIY efforts. Hiring a professional to do the work for you can often save you time and money.
  • Don’t start a project without proper protective gear. Invest in a good pair of cleaning gloves and goggles to maximize your safety and productivity.