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How to spring clean your home in a single day

By Kevin Kelly

The start of september is also the start of spring. Unfortunately, that means the time for your annual spring clean is here. This can be a monster of a workout for those with real estate in Bunbury. If you plan carefully, however, and stay focused, you should be able to finish it in a day. Here's how.

1. Get your prep work done

OK, so preparing the night before means you're technically not doing everything in a single day. But this step will allow you to get all the cleaning done in one passing of the sun. Find or purchase all of the supplies you'll need the day before, and put them in a bucket. This way you'll be able to carry it with you from room to room. Some basic items you should have are:

  • Cleaning sprays
  • Paper towels
  • Microfibre cloths
  • Rubbish bags
  • Glass cleaner

This is also where you'll want to prepare your plan of attack. Think about the layout of your house – in what order will your rooms be most easily tackled? Remember, a big clean can launch a lot of previously settled dust back into the air. Don't clean rooms at the tail end of airflow patterns in your house first – they'll just end up dusty again when you go through the others.

It's also a good idea to plan your meals and snacks for the day too. The last thing you want to be doing during a day of cleaning is cooking food.

2. Start with the long processes

Some things are going to take a while to finish – things like washing blankets or spraying those grubby spots that'll need to soak for a while. Set these processes running first thing. That way you won't be caught trying to do them at the end of the day.

3. Work top to bottom

Within rooms, you need to work from top to bottom. There's no point cleaning the floor if you're going to be wiping dust from the top of the cabinets afterwards. Cobwebs on the ceiling, dust on light fixtures, dirt on furniture tops – clean in an order where you only have to do each job once. This way you'll be able to get through everything quickly and efficiently.

Doing a spring clean to get ready to sell your property? For more information on selling real estate in Bunbury, give the team at Ray White a holler.

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