Magic 3 in Spring Cleaning

CNY is coming! Do you need some magic to revitalize and refresh your house?

Tada! Here is the “magic 3” method to spring clean your entire home efficiently and easily:

DECLUTTER, ORGANIZE and CLEAN (DOC)

No wonder people call us the doctor of cleaning! (jk)

Declutter

Declutter and tidy up your place to start your home spring clean
Declutter and tidy up your place to start your home spring clean

Always start with decluttering.

Similar to post-tenancy cleaning, we should always start spring cleaning by removing unwanted items.

Trust our years of experience: by simply starting with decluttering, half of the cleaning battle is won!

Here is a fool-proof (relatively) plan to fix up the mess just in time for your parties, festivals and gatherings:

  • Donate away your old linens and clothes and footwear
  • Save some for usage as rags, perhaps
  • Change your bedsheets, if required;
  • Make your bed!
  • Sort out your books, files and documents on shelves and desks;
  • Discard leftover toiletries, expiring foodstuff and snacks and other random loose items;
  • Get rid of loose packaging wraps and boxes – those are unsightly!
    • Pro tip: you can stuff plastic wraps inside boxes and store boxes within boxes and so on, if you really want to keep them for warranty sake;
  • Clear all those toys and appliances lying around the desks and floor;
  • Arrange the bottles, containers and apparels in the living area and dining area
  • Tidy up the kitchen
  • Wash the dishes, and consider refreshing your fridge and washing machines
  • Clear the trash bins.

Alright, now, let’s get to work.

Organize, organize and organize

Organize your house and loose items before spring cleaning
Organize your house and loose items before spring cleaning

After you have decluttered the mess in your house, bear in mind that you may need to repeat the process again.

Thus, MEIDE cleaning recommends you keep up the cycle of:
Throwing away / Donating Stuff →  Packing Up Stuff → Tidying Up Stuff → Throwing away  / Donating again

Repeat this cycle until you are satisfied with your state of spring cleanliness.

We call this cycle the “organize, organize and organize” cycle!

Via this cycle of organizing and reorganizing your items at home, you will be amazed by the cleaning results! (p.s. Does this sound like Marie Kondo?)

In fact, to make things more efficient, we recommend you keep a couple of dust-absorbing sheets, wet wipes or damp cloth beside you, so that you can wipe down any dust bunnies right when you spot any.

Also, the pre-clean organization process is often much faster with several other helping hands.

If you need additional helping hands to pack up the kitchen, study areas, and living room, you’ll be happy to know that you can request for such “pre-cleaning decluttering / organizing” help from us at MEIDE Cleaning!

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Clean, Finally

Achieve your best spring cleaning results with meide cleaning tips today
Achieve your best spring cleaning results with meide cleaning tips today

Now that you have got all the loose items cleared and stashed away, we can finally start the cleaning properly.

There are a few ways to go about the cleaning.

For beginners and for thorough cleaning, we recommend a systematic approach either from top to bottom, left to right or simply starting from the most difficult area!

A general list of areas and things to cover is:

  • Toilets, WC
  • Kitchen, Laundrette
  • Living Rooms
  • Dining Areas
  • Furniture and Fittings
  • Appliances
  • Bedrooms, Walkways
  • Balconies
  • Porch, Yards
  • Staircases
  • Outdoor areas like garden, pool, front gate and door

If there is a lack of time, and you are rushing an urgent spring clean, a good idea is to prioritize which tasks and areas you want to clean first!

Spring Cleaning Tools

And, do not forget to prepare all your required cleaning tools too!

There is no 1-size-fits-all list of cleaning tools, as the list of tools will vary depending on:

  • Size of the house;
  • Areas to cover (as above);
  • Personnel involved – are they experienced and fit and tall enough?
  • Desired outcomes (eg. rust removal and mold treatment needs more specialized tools!)

A key difference between spring cleaning and general cleaning is that ladders, vacuums, and other specialized tools may be required!

Now, we have to plan the cleaning duration too. It can take from a few hours for most HDB and condo units, to spread over multiple sessions for landed premises.

The Cleaning Team

Remember to consider how many people will be down to get their hands dirty. Grandma, grandpa, uncle, and maybe involve the kids?

Set out a proper checklist and allocate areas and cleaning tasks for each one. Make the spring cleaning a fun and family-bonding affair!

Or, if you want to save these efforts, leave it all to a professional spring cleaning team like us to do it for you!

Book your #1 home services today, or join our team!


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