Now is the time of year to thaw and awake from your hibernation. As spring approaches, it’s time to start thinking about your spring cleaning project. It’s easy to let things slide a bit through the coldest days of winter but with every spring, things start anew.
For many, starting anew means an organized and decluttered home, which is the objective of any spring clean. Before you get started you’ll want to make sure you have the right tools for the job. If you’re properly prepared the task will go a lot more smoothly. Here are seven tools we think it’s important to have ready for your spring cleaning project.
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One tool that we don’t always think about is a steam cleaner. These are great for cleaning spots in carpets, spills on furniture and can even be used on curtains. The reason most people choose not to consider a steam cleaner for their spring cleaning project is because of the cost involved. In truth, they’re actually much more affordable than you may think. Hand steam cleaners are usually under $100 and renting a professional steamer is also an affordable option.
HEPA Vacuums for Allergens
Investing in a good vacuum cleaner with a built-in HEPA filter is another tool you should consider for your spring cleaning toolbox. A good one can actually remove most allergens from your home, making the air better for your family. If you have pets a vacuum with a HEPA filter can be an invaluable tool.
A great investment for home organization purposes is shelving units. Installing shelving units in your closets or garage can create more space and keep clothes, tools, etc. off of your floors. This investment can scale to the snap-n-lock versions you can pick up at your local home improvement store to customized closet and garage organization solutions from a local service provider.
Don’t forget the Corners – Break out the Duster
One of the most important tools you can add to your home cleaning arsenal is also one of the least expensive. It’s important to have a good duster to reach into those difficult areas, preferably one with a long handle if you have high ceilings. It’s not a true spring cleaning project if you don’t have the right tool for dusting in all corners of your home.
Squeegee Those Windows
Most of us don’t get around to cleaning our windows very often, but spring is the perfect time to take on this job. It should be warm enough to clean the outside as well as the inside. If you’re going to do a good job of cleaning your windows inside and out a squeegee is an ideal tool to have on hand – along with a good cleaner of course.
Time to Change Your Filter
While it may not be a tool exactly we thought it was important to include a new furnace filter on this list. It’s one of the easiest ways you can improve the air quality in your home and springs is the perfect time to install a new one. If a HEPA filter is an option it’s worth paying the extra cost because it’s best to eliminate all the home pollutants that have accumulated with the windows being closed all winter.
Rent a Dumpster to Make Cleaning Easier
If your spring cleaning project is collecting items and trash in the garage that are starting to pile up to the ceiling, your best tool to declutter quickly and efficiently is to rent a dumpster to make the job of cleanup that much easier. With a dumpster, you can get rid of all of your old junk at the same time without ever having to leave your property.
The dumpster rental company hauls it away to the landfill for you when you’re done. This prevents you from having to run back and forth from the landfill with your trash. For large projects, it can be the final tool in a successful spring cleaning session.
These seven tools will surely make for your quickest and most effective spring clean to date. These tools will help get those windows sparkle, remove the home pollutants and give you an incredibly clean and organized home. Happy spring cleaning!