Spring is here, and as we open our windows to let in the fresh air, you may remember something else the warm weather brings—spring cleaning. But it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task! If you break it down into manageable projects, you’ll have it done in no time. Then, you can sit back and enjoy the summer months. To avoid becoming overwhelmed, tackle one room/area at a time.

Here is a step-by-step process to help you get started:

1. Make a list of all the rooms in your house. Make note of the deep cleaning required in each room, such as cleaning cabinets, walls, and windows. Don’t forget to include your garage and yard.

2. Create a checklist of tasks for each room. This will help keep you organized and provide a sense of satisfaction as you complete the list. You can find some great spring-cleaning checklists online.

3. Gather all the cleaning supplies you will need and put them in one place, so you are ready to work without interruption.

4. Remember, many hands make light work! Get the whole family involved. Delegate assignments that are age appropriate. Sometimes it may even make more sense to hire a professional.

5. Have a little fun with it. Play music or listen to a favourite podcast while you work. Take breaks and reward yourselves for a job well done.

For decluttering:

1. Go through each room and divide unwanted belongings into 2-3 piles (garbage, donate, and sell).

2. Use garbage bags or boxes to organize items from each pile.

3. Immediately put the garbage outside in your bin.

4. Make a trip to the donation center on the same day if possible. If you delay this step, you may find yourself with bags and boxes of unwanted items building up in your garage, basement, or shed.

At Foothills Cleaners, we love to help with spring cleaning! We provide professional interior and exterior cleaning, including:

1. Carpets and area rugs
2. Windows, siding, gutters, and decks
3. Garage floors and driveways
4. Residential maid service

If you are interested in hiring some help for your spring cleaning, give us a call at (403) 938-4445 for a free quote, or send us an email at service@foothillscleaners.ca.