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As Spring draws near, many people prepare for some Spring cleaning. This time of year is when everyone does a deep clean of their homes and since it’s not a regular occurrence, you may be at a loss for where to start. Before you begin your deep cleaning, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

Cleaning Supplies You Need

In order to give your home the best deep clean possible, you need to have the right tools. As you gather your supplies, keep in mind all the tasks you will need to do. You’ll be cleaning a variety of surfaces in your home, so you’ll need several different sponges, brushes, and clothes to get the job done. For example, you might want to use a toothbrush for scrubbing in between the tiles in your bathroom. You should also make sure you have rubber gloves, a broom and dustpan, a mop, a vacuum, garbage bags, a spray bottle, and any other supplies you would consider helpful. Once you have all the tools in place, you will also need to gather all the cleaning supplies. It’s a good idea to have a multi-purpose cleaner on hand. In fact, you can even find recipes to make your own. You also want to have cleaner for all the surfaces you will be handling. For example, you need a glass cleaner handy for windows and mirrors. To keep all your supplies organized as you deep clean, you may want to purchase a carrying caddy to take throughout the house.

Be Careful with Harsh Chemicals

Since you’re doing a deep clean, it’s likely you’ll be using more heavy duty cleaners. These cleaners will get the job done, but they are also more of a hazard. Before cleaning, make sure you are aware of what each of your chemicals do. Ammonia and other strong bases can be just as dangerous as acids. Additionally, some chemicals can be more dangerous when they’re mixed. For example, bleach and ammonia create a toxic vapor when they are mixed and it can damage your respiratory system. When cleaning, make sure you keep all chemicals out of reach of children.

Make a Plan

Deep cleaning can be overwhelming. To make the process easier and more efficient, you should make a plan for yourself. You can start off by decluttering your home. Once everything is put in its place, you can begin the deep clean process. It’s helpful if you take your home room by room. You can work from the top floor down, bottom floor up, or whatever method works for you. Having a plan, and maybe even a physical checklist, can help you have a better idea of what you’re going to do and what you’ve already accomplished.

It’s refreshing to deep clean your home. You get rid of all the dust, dirt, grime, etc. that has built up over time. However, it can be a long process. Make sure you know what you’re getting into before you get started.

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