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Tips to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

Spring house cleaning concept, cleaning materials in a kitchen.Spring cleaning is a customary practice in which individuals thoroughly clean their homes at the beginning of the season. While renters typically prioritize keeping their homes clean for personal comfort and meeting the terms of their lease, many people find the idea of cleaning every nook and cranny to be intimidating. Nevertheless, several tips can make spring cleaning a breeze.

Make a Plan

One of the essential steps to streamline the spring-cleaning process is to create an action plan. Before starting, renters should consider using a cleaning checklist to create a task list and gather the required supplies and materials for each item. If professional cleaning services are required, such as carpet cleaning, renters should schedule them in advance.

Set Realistic Expectations

Another crucial tip is to set realistic expectations. It is not advisable to try to do too much in one day or weekend and become overwhelmed with the amount of work. Renters can break down each item on their list into smaller, more manageable tasks and set realistic goals for each day or week.

Focus on Areas that Need Attention First

To maximize time and effort, it is crucial to prioritize cleaning tasks. Rooms with the most significant use, such as kitchens and bathrooms, should be prioritized. Additionally, renters should not overlook frequently disregarded spaces such as inside or on top of cabinets, window coverings, and beneath or behind appliances. As a renter, one is responsible for ensuring that the rental is in good condition when returning the keys at the end of the lease term. Therefore, renters may need to double-check those expectations and prioritize cleaning tasks that will make that possible.

Include Hard-to-Reach Spots

Hard-to-reach spots should also be included in the cleaning process, as they are essential for rental property maintenance and can help the house feel spotless. Window sills, baseboards, closets, light switches, door handles, and overlooked surfaces like walls and ceilings are areas that should be included on the spring cleaning checklist.

Get to Work – But Have Fun!

Once the plan is in place, and the necessary supplies are available, it’s time to put the plan into motion. Renters can use motivators like upbeat music or rewards, like a favorite outing or activity, to keep themselves on track. Working together with the entire household, friends, or family members can make the job faster, easier, and much more fun.

By following these tips, renters can make their spring cleaning a breeze this year. For more information on available rental properties in your area or spring cleaning tips, contact your local Real Property Management office.

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