Time To Clean House? Time To Gather Supplies

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You did a major cleaning last spring. Then came the summer and your home was full of activities, but you at least maintain some organizational stasis in your household. Now the autumn has arrived, and it’s time to do another major housecleaning.

To get ready, it’s time to gather the necessary supplies. You need to purchase your essential cleaners, get your rags and sponges at the ready, and ensure that you have the right ladders and stools to get to those hard-to-reach high places. Once all those materials are together, then you just have to have a plan to follow, and your house will be spick-and-span in no time.

Basic Cleaners

Purchasing your essential cleaners is the first step to getting a clean house. There are a few different basic categories of thought on getting these cleaners together. You can go the natural and organic route and stick with mostly vinegar, baking soda, and maybe some ammonia. Or you could go with professional cleaners that have some extra scrubbing power, though they also tend to have some chemicals in them that can be harsh as well as poisonous.

Rags and Sponges

Buy some cleaning rags and sponges before you start putting your elbow grease to work as well. Even though it is a small investment to get all new rags and sponges, what you don’t want to do is run out of inspiration and motivation because you are trying to clean with things that are dirty. Sponges from last season are going to be growing mold and be covered in grease. Rags that you’ve already used for some other project are going to do the job either. When it’s time for significant housecleaning, it’s time to reset all of your rags and sponges.

Ladders and Stools

There will be areas in your home that you can’t reach. And you can buy ladders and stools to step up on, or you can buy cleaning supplies with extended handles. It all depends on what your preferences and what your budget is. Ladders and stools can double for other projects, so purchasing a few high-quality ones that will last many years to come is not a bad idea.

Following a Plan

To have the cleanest house possible, you have to follow a plan. All the best cleaners in all of the cleanest rags and sponges in the world aren’t going to do any good if you don’t know your plan of attack. Generally speaking, you want to start at the top and work down first with dust and then with dirt. But you also want to make sure you don’t get yourself stuck in any corners or make messes out of things after you clean them. Have a path in the plan, and stick to it.

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