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5/9/2019 (Permalink)

Spring cleaning

We’re wrapping up another short-lived Spring Season here in the RGV. Summer’s here! Hello, triple digit weather!

We get home from a long day at work and rush out of the car and try to get into the house as quickly as possible to cool off. The last thing we want to come home to is a messy, cluttered house.


Clutter can add more stress and anxiety to our busy lives. Having a clean, organized space can help you relax and feel more energized.

Here are 10 Tips from the Cleaning Pros here at SERVPRO to help you get organized and enjoy your time at home a little bit more:

  1. Schedule:

Pick out which days certain tasks are assigned. Sometimes we think of spring cleaning as a one time, single-day event. Because we know how much work it’s gonna be… we end up procrastinating.

Breaking down the tasks throughout the week can help make things a little more manageable. Set aside just 15 to 20 minutes a day and you’ll have everyone asking how you keep the house so clean all the time.

Having one day designated for a major cleanout is great, but it can quickly revert back to where you started without a proper maintenance schedule.

Below is a sample weekly schedule to help get things moving.

Monday: Dusting, sweeping- doesn’t seem like a very hard task, but when it’s the only task to focus on you’ll be surprised all the corners that get neglected. Don’t forget those baseboards!

Tuesday: Kitchen- dishes, clear up counter space to avoid clutter

Wednesday: Humpday! Maybe a good day to do the laundry now that we have momentum in the middle of the week.

Thursday: Bathrooms. Probably the most dreaded chore but you’ll find that the more you stick to the schedule, the lighter and lighter the cleaning becomes.

Friday: Moving into the weekend we suggest leaving your floors for this day. With all the foot traffic during the week, this is a perfect time to get ‘em done. Right before the weekend when you may have guests coming over.

Satur…. Pfff! Yeah right! TAKE THE WEEKENDS OFF! #TREATYOSELF #carnesazo

  1. Checklist:

We may be adults, but let’s be honest here… we forget things too. It’s easy to look around and see everything that needs to be done but having an actual written list of things to do helps you make sure you don’t skip anything. Plus, actually seeing checks next to all the things you’ve knocked out gives you a feeling of accomplishment and gives you a visual of the work that’s been finished.

  1. Supplies:

Having the right equipment can help get things done a lot faster and make things a lot easier. Don’t be afraid of spending a few dollars on gear. Getting that gadget you’ve always wanted might make you excited to use it and help you enjoy your housework.

  1. High Traffic Areas: It’s good to give special attention to areas that are used more frequently than others. Because these spaces see more use, they are more prone to harbor bacteria and germs. Make sure to disinfect and wipe them down. Some examples of those can be -
  • Hallway baseboards
  • Carpets (runners)
  • Doorways
  • Door handles
  • Light switches
  1. Loose Power Cords:

This small task can make a huge difference in how your entertainment areas look. Having loose cords or hanging wires coming down from TVs, game systems, or other electronic can make a space seem messy even though it’s clean. A simple fix is to grab yourself some rubber bands or even better: zip ties. They’re super inexpensive and make a great way to neatly hide and tuck away all those cables.

Stay tuned in for Part 2 soon!

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