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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Effective Spring Cleaning

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We know our average reader doesn't have much time to do their own spring cleaning. That's why they come to us. We surveyed 50 of our customers, they're all based in Sydney. We asked if you could have more time to do things for yourself, what household tasks would you eliminate?

Overwhelmingly, our clients wanted to spend less time on the dirtier tasks, ridding their homes of mould, organizing and keeping their homes tidy were some of the tasks that were most hated. After receiving this feedback, we decided that it was time to make the ultimate cheat sheet for spring cleaning, so here it is.

Motivate Yourself

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Spring cleaning can be seen as an arduous task, most don't want to even consider starting (that's why they hire the professionals). Change that mindset, think of how decluttered your home and ultimately your mind will be after the hard work is done.

Pick A Time and Date

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Tying into motivating yourself, you need to pick a time and date and stick to it, no postponing. The procrastinator always gets left behind, don't be that guy. Go to your local supermarket and buy all the products that are needed for your clean, the day before and clear your whole calendar that day, you're going to need to.

Use Your Cleaning Products Correctly!

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Please, don't be that person that sprays disinfectant and then wipes it right off, you're defeating the purpose. The instructions at the back of each bottle, reflect the best way to use the product. In doing so, you'll get the best out of your home cleaning and you'll be using less elbow grease, saving you time and money. Be sure to decide if you wanted to use industrial, regular or eco-friendly products, each solution may have a different application. Again, make sure to read the instructions before the first application.

Get Someone To Help

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When cleaning we discuss time periods in man hours. The more people, the less time used, cleaning by yourself can be an extremely daunting task, get someone to help you and share the load. If you're unable to find someone in the Sydney metropolitan area to share the load, the quickest way to spring clean your home is to delegate tasks by rooms.

Separate The Work Into Categories

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If you want to get your spring cleaning out of the way in the most efficient way possible, separate the workload into room categories. Start with areas that need to be mopped and vacuumed, then move to carpeted areas and finally clean the perimeter baseboards of your home (also known as the skirting boards).

In doing this, you'll be able to dedicate sufficient time to each area and not be weighed down lugging heavy equipment throughout your home.

Reward Yourself

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Get ready to reward yourself after you're done. Like most, you're motivated by a reward system. You'll be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel if you can reward yourself for example by eating at the famous Sydney Bondi Ice Bergs or treating yourself to a night out, only after the cleaning is done of course.

Following these helpful hints and tips will increase the efficiency of your cleaning and prevent you from having to hire the professionals. However, if you value your time more than you do the money it would cost to have your home spring cleaned. You can always book your spring cleaning now.

For more helpful hints and tips, download our spring cleaning checklist and watch this youtube video.

Adriana Aziz is the operations manager at MaidForYou. With over 6 years of experience managing cleaning operations, she knows all the best hacks when it comes to cleaning residential and commercial buildings. With expert experience in managing house cleaning operations, interior design and logistics. She spends her free time with her family and as a freelance food critic.

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