Spring heralds a new chapter, and what could be a more fitting beginning than embarking on spring cleaning to spruce up your abode? For renters, maintaining a clean home is crucial for their well-being and abiding by the lease agreement. Nonetheless, the thought of devoting countless hours to scrubbing every crevice and corner is hardly exciting. If you’re among the procrastinators postponing spring cleaning tasks, here are some pointers to help you breeze through the task with ease!
Make a Plan
To prepare for your spring cleaning, take a few minutes to create an action plan of what needs doing and in what order. Consider using a cleaning checklist to create a task list. Then, gather the required supplies and materials to complete each item. If you plan to include any professional cleaning services, such as carpet cleaning, schedule them beforehand. This approach will help simplify the process, ensuring you don’t overlook anything critical and saving you time in the end.
Set Realistic Expectations
When spring cleaning, many individuals make the mistake of trying to accomplish too much spring cleaning in a single day or weekend, resulting in feelings of being overwhelmed. To prevent this, it may be helpful to break down each spring cleaning task into smaller, more manageable subtasks. Then, set achievable goals for each day or week. This way, you can complete your entire spring cleaning list without feeling burnt out!
Focus on Areas that Need Attention First
As you plan your cleaning, it’s crucial to prioritize your cleaning tasks to maximize your time and effort. Typically, it is important to prioritize rooms that have the most usage, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Nevertheless, it is crucial not to overlook frequently disregarded spaces, like 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 returning the keys at the end of your lease term. For this reason, you may need to double-check those expectations and prioritize cleaning tasks that will make that possible.
Include Hard-to-Reach Spots
When it comes to rental property maintenance, it’s crucial to tackle the task of cleaning hard-to-reach areas as it can make your home feel immaculate. To achieve a thorough cleaning, it’s essential to pay attention to spots like window sills, baseboards, closets, light switches, door handles, and often-overlooked surfaces like walls and ceilings. These areas can accumulate dust and dirt buildup over time, making them hotspots for grime, which is why they should be included in your spring cleaning checklist.
Get to Work – But Have Fun!
Once you have a solid plan, all the necessary cleaning supplies, and realistic expectations for completing the task, it’s time to put your plan into action. Use motivators like upbeat music or rewards, such as a favorite outing or activity, to keep yourself on track. Additionally, don’t hesitate to ask for help from the entire household, friends, or family members. Working together can make the job faster, easier, and much more enjoyable!
With a clear plan, a positive attitude, and some elbow grease, you can breeze through your spring cleaning this year! For more helpful spring-cleaning tips or to learn about available rental properties in your area, reach out to your local Real Property Management office.
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