Spring Cleaning in COVID-19
While spring cleaning is an important part of every year’s routine, it’s a critical thing to do in 2020. Unless you’ve been completely living off grid without social media or access to civilization, then you know that the months of March and April almost officially have a new name: COVID-19. To make sure you’re living in a healthy environment, check out these spring cleaning tips.
Don’t Feel Like You Have to Do It All At Once
When the coronavirus panic started, grocery store shelves went bare. Toilet paper and every type of cleaning product seemed to disappear. While many people probably added some of the items to their emergency preparedness stockpile, many probably went to town cleaning every nook and cranny of their homes.
Yes, it’s good to clean, but you don’t have to do everything at once.
We understand that you may be stuck at home during this quarantine time, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t busy. We’ve seen many people working from home, homeschooling their children, and keeping up with the cooking—are you ready to try out for MasterChef yet? Right now, you may feel a little overwhelmed by the circumstances and cleaning just seems like another hurdle you have to jump over. We’re here to tell you cleaning doesn’t have to be that way.
Simply dedicate 20 minutes a day specifically to your spring cleaning tasks.
If you do this, you should have all of your cleaning done by the end of the quarantine. Write a list of the things you’d like to get done during this time, and then work on it little by little. You don’t have to get everything done all at once or within one weekend. Keep it stress free!
Take Time Everyday to Clean Frequently Touched Items
With the risk of COVID-19, it’s important to make sure to clean items that are frequently touched by family members and visitors. Here are some items to consider:
- Tables and desks
- Light switches
- Phones, keyboards, and touch screens
- Toilets, sinks, and faucets
- Shared appliances and devices
When it comes to your car, consider these areas as well:
- Door handles
- Key fobs
- Seat belts
- Steering wheel
- Buttons for the windows, locks, and radio
Because these things are the most common things that we all touch, take time to wipe these things down every single day. If this sounds tedious, try wiping down everything in the house one day and everything in the car the next day. You may also want to consider having members in your household take turns.
Go Through the Normal Spring Cleaning Checklist
A proper spring cleaning checklist typically includes a lot more chores around the house and yard. Take a good look around your house and start writing a list of all of the things you would like to get done. Some of these things may be:
- Clean your gutters.
- Move the fridge and clean behind and under it (mold likes to hide here!)
- Clean the oven.
- Check your electrical system.
- Check your attic for leaks and water damage.
- Reseal grout lines in floor or wall tile around your home.
- Deep clean your rugs.
- Wash window screens.
- Clean off outdoor furniture.
- Clean out and organize storage spaces.
Call on Kelmann
At Kelmann Restoration, we understand how important it is to have a clean home. Should you find any mold and need mold remediation or be in need of any of our services, please give us a call. You can reach us by filling out the form on our contact page or by calling 414-774-3799. We look forward to working with you!