Mistakes to Avoid During Spring Cleaning for CNY – Chinese New Year is nearly here, so it is really important to have everything clean and in readiness for the holiday and then you can sit back and relax and enjoy the big day.
The point of Spring Cleaning is to get it over and done with quickly, so it is best to avoid the most obvious mistakes made by people when Spring Cleaning.
This is really important, as you are going to do it all in one day, and without a full list, things will be missed.
Keep your cleaning products as natural as possible, to stay healthy.
When you don’t remove clutter first, it is not easy to clean, and you will miss surfaces. Every year it is important to remove excess stuff from your home, especially anything broken, it has to go. It may be better to do this while your children are at school, as they probably won’t want to throw stuff away. If your house is too cluttered it will make it hard to clean.
A new sponge for the toilet area that you keep in the same place to observe infection control guidelines. Throw out any rags after cleaning, there will always be new rags, and sponges are very inexpensive so throw them away.
This not only gets rid of indoor pollution but helps you to breathe while you are cleaning, otherwise the sprays may give you a headache.
People often don’t know what the attachment is for, and not using it can lead to fur blowing around the room. You need to get rid of pet fur from the corner of the couches where they settle when they think you are not looking.
So take the cushions off the couch and there will be more pet fur underneath them. Pet dander causes allergens if not removed. Any loose furniture slipcovers will need to be washed, and put back on again.
If you allow the vacuum bag to become overfilled it will stop it from working properly.
There is no point in tackling the bathroom with diluted disinfectant. Don’t make Spring cleaning mistakes, use tough products for tough cleaning. Use rubber gloves to protect your hands when cleaning.
Don’t mix different cleaning products together as it may cause a chemical reaction, especially anything mixed with bleach. Remember back to your science experiments and keep products separate.
Make your task manageable by outsourcing carpet cleaning, window cleaning, and curtain cleaning to the experts. If you tackle your Spring cleaning using a list you won’t make Spring cleaning mistakes, and the really good news is a lot of it won’t have to be done again until next year.
If your house is really big, you may need to get some help to assist you with the Spring clean, if you have a two-story house the stairs are hard work and will require quite a lot of attention to get them ready for the year ahead.
Be careful if working alone at home, as climbing up and down ladders to remove curtains and clean the ceiling can be dangerous. If you are going up ladders it is better to have another person with you to assist. Also, don’t lift anything too heavy, as you may damage your back.
Once you have been over your whole house, using your list, you will have greater peace of mind, as you will know that everything has been completed. It is keeping it in order that will be difficult, to have it done starts the Chinese New Year off properly, for you and your family.
Who knows you may even get your Feng Shui balanced right for the lucky year ahead, and let’s face it we all need some luck after 2020!