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Year Of Improvement: 6 Tips To Simplify Spring Cleaning

Photo: Marisa Vitale

When the first buds begin to appear and the temperatures start to rise, we all know that Spring is in the air. But it’s not just the season that is in for a refresh – it’s also time to make some changes in your home. Get ready to cast out the cobwebs, get rid of grime, and shine up all your surfaces with 6 tips to simplify your Spring Cleaning! 

Cleaning can feel like a time-consuming (and sometimes torturous) task. But it doesn’t have to be! Just employ all of our tips and you can streamline and simplify your Spring cleaning! Let us teach you the better ways to wipe, scrub, soak, polish, dust, and vacuum your way to a neat home just in time for the new season.




Looking for more Spring cleaning tips? Check out all our favorite cleaning products, helpful hacks, and tricks HERE!





1. Go From Top To Bottom, Dry To Wet 

To give your cleaning routine some order, follow this framework: always start at the highest point and work your way down. Usually, that means getting any pesky cobwebs from corners or ceiling trim, then focusing on cabinets and counters, and then making your way to the floor. (This will ensure you’re not standing on an area you’ve already scrubbed.) The same goes for dusting or vacuuming, which should be done prior to any spraying or scrubbing.


2. Carry Cleaning Products With You 

One of our easiest tips for clever cleaning? Simply keep your supplies with you as you work your way through your space. Place everything in a handled bucket or tote and you’ll have it with you (and right where you need it). You can also place one container in the kitchen, one in the bathroom, and one in a hall closet to easily divide and conquer cleaning.



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To really clean, you need a vacuum that sucks (in the best way possible). Ask anyone on the Bobby Berk team and they will attest the Dyson Origin cordless is the vacuum that can tackle ANY cleaning job you throw it. This cordless vac has serious suction power is lightweight, and with up to 40 minutes of run time from a single charge, it’s not going to die on you in the middle of cleaning up crumbs. Plus, the multiple attachments included allow you to seamlessly go from carpet to tight corners to ceilings without breaking a sweat.



Lemons are for much more than just cooking. In fact, this fruit is an ideal way to tackle messy areas all over the house. (The citric acid in lemons is antibacterial and antiseptic, perfect for killing bacteria, mold, and mildew.) You can use lemons to zap away residue left in the microwave, remove stuck-on food from the fridge, get rid of water spots, and clean countertops. Read all about the cleaning methods for this super handy sour fruit here.



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5. Make Good Use Of Microfiber

If there’s one product that’s a must-have for Spring cleaning, it’s got to be the mighty microfiber cloth. Instead of tearing off endless paper towels or disinfectant wipes, employ a microfiber to clean just about any surface in your home. It’s tailor-made for tackling dust, leaving glass looking gorgeous, or cleaning off counters. Plus, it’s an eco-friendly solution that can be laundered and used for many Springs to come.


6. Try A 10-Minute Speed Clean

While now is the time to give your space a serious, deep clean, consider adding a 10-minute speed clean to your regular schedule. A few days a week, spend just a fraction of your day tidying up one specific area or focusing on one task. It could be vacuuming, a quick once over all your bathroom surfaces, or simply clearing a pile of clutter. A little bit of upkeep can go a long way to keeping big messes to a minimum and save you time and effort when Spring cleaning comes along each year.



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