Spring Cleaning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 13 2020

Stay-at-home orders created a huge amount of free time for many homeowners. While some people are still working remotely, they can spend the time they used for commuting to work on spring cleaning. 

Even though the world is changing rapidly, many things stay the same. One of them is seasonal cleanings. Let’s look at what you can do while waiting for life to get back to normal.

  1. Wash Windows

Even if you’ve already booked a professional window cleaning in the fall or winter, you can do some touching up. Make sure you don’t climb heights or try to wash anything that is out of reach. 

Cleaning windowsills and window frames is an important part of window washing. It can help keep the air in your home clean, thus keeping your immune system in good shape. 

  • Declutter Your Kitchen 

The kitchen is the dirtiest place in your home. Grease, grime, and dirt land on walls and windows when you cook. They also settle on surfaces and equipment. The more stuff you have in your kitchen, the more likely it is to harbor bacteria.

If you are under stay-at-home orders, you are probably spending more time in the kitchen than you used to. Take the opportunity to evaluate what you really need there. 

  • Perhaps you can store some of the things in cabinets or drawers rather than leaving them on the surfaces to collect dirt.
  • Or maybe you should rethink decorative elements, such as statuettes and vases that don’t contribute to the kitchen’s functionality. 
  • Re-Think Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are breeding grounds for germs. Make sure you don’t have to struggle with cleaning small decorative pieces. Simply remove them. If you store towels or other fabrics in the bathroom, wash them. 

Invisible viruses and bacteria settle on anything you leave in the bathroom and make their way into your body. 

  • Old shower curtains can be covered by mold and mildew.
  • Toothbrush and soap holders need a thorough cleaning. 
  • Trashcan must be washed and disinfected properly. 
  • Improve Your Work Station

If you need to work remotely, pay special attention to your workstation. It has to be free of clutter. If you can, place your desk near a window to enjoy natural light and fresh air. 

Pay attention to the unnecessary items on the desk and in drawers. When it comes to a comfortable and productive workspace, minimalism is the key. 

Final Thoughts

Just because the world is changing, some of the habits don’t need to follow suit. Start spring cleaning today to enjoy a comfortable and orderly life tomorrow.