Do-it-yourself Spring Cleaning Tips
By Steve Gamel – As originally published by Murray Media Group
It’s that time of year for some good, old-fashioned spring cleaning, and who could blame you if your first thought is to call Debbie Sardone at Buckets & Bows Maid Service, one of the largest independent maid services in the nation. They’re local and have a knack for taking an overwhelming chore like spring cleaning and making it look easy.
A hallmark of this company, which Sardone started more than 30 years ago from the trunk of her car, is its commitment to education. So while Sardone is willing to do the dirty work for you, she’s just as eager to lend a few helpful tips if you’re handling spring cleaning on your own.
“How do you eat an elephant?” Sardone says. “The answer is one bite at a time. That’s how you tackle spring cleaning. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming.”
Sardone says the first step is knowing the different types of cleaning. There’s every day cleaning like picking up around the house, and there’s routine cleaning we do weekly or every other week like vacuuming the rug and cleaning the toilets. Spring cleaning is done once or twice a year and includes hand cleaning all of the surfaces in your home and doing some purging and decluttering too.
So how can you tackle such a big chore on your own without having it take up your entire day – or weekend? Here are six helpful tips:
- Don’t confuse or combine the types of cleaning – Choose to do one type of cleaning at a given time and stick to it.
- Work in one room at a time and follow the Speed CleaningTM rules (in the box).
- Time block – Commit to a block of time for the cleaning you’ve chosen and let the other cleaning go for the time being.
- Dress for the job – Wear your cleaning clothes, not your bathrobe and slippers!
- Use great tools – Using cheap products just makes the cleaning process longer.
- Limit distractions – Music is helpful and motivating. TV is not.
Another secret to success is the line of Speed Cleaning™ products that Debbie and her husband, Steve, now own after 25 years of using the products in customers’ homes. Speed CleaningTM products have a loyal base of fans all over the world and Debbie wants the local community to know about them too. Products like Speed Cleaning’s non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaners like RED JUICETM and high-quality tools like the signature Speed CleaningTM apron make spring cleaning a little easier on everyone, whether you’re a professional cleaner or a homeowner.
“The perfect weekend doesn’t begin with a bucket and a mop,” Debbie says. “That’s why busy families rely on Buckets & Bows to help create free time for doing things they want to be doing and DIYers look to Speed CleaningTM for expert techniques and products.”
Buckets & Bows Maid Service’s Rules for Speed Cleaning
- Make one trip around the room.
- Work top to bottom, left to right.
- Use the right tools, in excellent condition.
- If it isn’t dirty, don’t over clean it.
- Don’t rinse or wipe a surface before it’s clean.
See the official 13 Speed CleaningTM rules at www.speedcleaning.com/rules
496 East Purnell Street Lewisville, TX, 75057 • 972-219-0400