Don’t look now, but today (March 19) is officially the first day of spring! While not everyone in Dallas participates in spring cleaning each year, many consider it an annual tradition. Here are some cleaning survey results from the American Cleaning Institute (ACI):
- 91 percent of Americans engage in spring cleaning
- 76 percent of them participate every year
- 60 percent do it because their home needs a thorough cleaning
- 46 percent deep clean the bathroom first (and most often)
- Spring is the most popular season to deep clean homes
While spring cleaning is popular, it can be overwhelming for some. If you’re planning on cleaning or organizing your Dallas home, here are some tips to help you out:
Tip #1: Plan Where You’ll Clean
The average home size in Dallas is 1,433 square feet, so there’s a lot to clean. You don’t want to try and tackle it all at the same time. Start with one room, move on to the next and go on from there. As mentioned above, people tend to clean the bathroom most often, so you can start there. Other popular rooms are the kitchen, living room and bedrooms.
Tip #2: Use the Right Products/Gear
Some people don’t clean because they’re affected by fumes or skin irritations, but you can use eco-friendly products that are ideal for the senses. Also be mindful of the clothes you’re wearing and be sure to put on gloves (and/or a mask) for extra safety.
Tip #3: Rent a Storage Container While You Clean
It can be difficult to clean your Dallas home if it’s filled with clutter. By renting a portable storage container, you can temporarily move your belongings out of the way and store in a safe, secure location until you’re done. At SAM (Store & Move), our containers can be delivered on site and picked up on your timeline. It’s a simple process and they’ll keep your belongings safe and secure.
Tip #4: Get Everyone Involved
All hands on deck! The more people in your household involved in the cleaning, the better. Not only will it help the process go faster, but it can also be a bonding experience as well.
Tip #5: Organize While You’re At It
Many Dallas residents choose to organize while cleaning in the spring. This especially makes sense if you rent a portable storage container, as you can decide how to maximize your space while most of your items are out of it.
Tip #6: Don’t Go All Year Without Cleaning or Organizing
The reason spring cleaning can be overwhelming for some people is because they go all year (or longer) without doing it. Try to do a little cleaning and organizing two-or-three times a year. Winter is the second-most-popular season for cleaning, so consider taking some time during the colder months to give your home a quick makeover.
If you’re interested in a storage container to help with your spring cleaning, give us a call at 972-GET-A-SAM today.