June 20, 2024
Cleaning a home can be a lot more efficient by avoiding these common mistakes.

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and you suddenly feel the urge to start some spring cleaning. Getting rid of old junk and giving your home a thorough cleaning is a great way to freshen things up before a busy summer season. But did you know that many of us are making several spring cleaning mistakes?

Take a look at these six common missteps. Avoiding these errors can help protect your home, your pocketbook, and even your health.

Mistake #1: Cleaning without a plan

We’ve all been there. You wake up with a goal of cleaning the whole house and by mid-afternoon, your home is in complete disarray, and you haven’t really accomplished anything. Like any big job, having a plan of action is the best way to ensure things run smoothly. Start by creating a list of everything you want to tackle and then come up with a strategy for getting it done.

Mistake #2: Not starting from the top

Your cleaning is complete, and you collapse on the couch for a rest. But glancing up, you notice your ceiling fan is covered in dust. If you wipe it down now, dust will surely fall onto everything you’ve already cleaned!