5. Bolster the Bathroom
Nothing makes a bad impression like a dirty bathroom. For that reason, Reichart prioritizes the bathroom when she has limited time for cleaning. “You never want to suffer from ‘can’t have anyone over syndrome,’ so always keep the bathroom guests would use the cleanest. You can quick-clean a bathroom with two microfiber cloths and a spray bottle of gentle cleaner.” Wipe down the mirror, sink vanity and the outside of the toilet with a wet microfiber cloth, then bring in the microfiber mop used to “wash” your floors and your bathroom will be sparkling clean.
Keep It Clean
“The reason people get so overwhelmed with spring cleaning is that they think they have to do it all at once,” Homer says. “But once you’ve reached your ‘clean baseline’—a basic level of cleanliness in your home—you can do minimal maintenance all year round to keep it from getting too bad.” She recommends keeping cleaning products near the places to be cleaned, as it’s much more tempting to wipe down the shower when you don’t have to trek to the kitchen for cleaning spray. When you’re constantly maintaining your baseline, your home will look better year round … not just in the spring.
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