Lunar New Year is nearly upon us and what better way than to start the new year fresh and organised. We share five tips below to help you get things going:
Tackle one room at a time
Draw up a cleaning plan, say, Monday for the master bedroom, Tuesday for the kitchen, and so forth. Cleaning the entire house this way will not feel like an insurmountable task and gives you a sense of accomplishment each time you finish a room!
Clear and organise the clutter
You must decide what items you want to continue hoarding and those that have to go. To keep things under control, label items as “Keep” and “Throw”. Freeing up space allows you to reach and clean the long forgotten nooks and crannies.
Clean from the top to bottom, inside to outside
It is tempting to clean what is in front of you, but you should avoid cleaning from bottom up as the dust from the top will be shaken down, undoing your efforts. Similarly, clean a shelf or cabinet from the inside and work your way out.
Clean the refrigerator
A Lunar New Year feast requires preparation and space, lots of it. Take this time of the year to clean out leftovers and expired food tucked way back, organise the content and remove dust built up on the condenser coil to prevent overheating.
Clean upholstery, carpets and tiled surfaces
Grime and germs will have accumulated on your upholstered furniture, carpets and tiled surfaces over the past year. If you have the tools and confidence, you can get them fresh and ready to greet visitors during the festivities by doing it yourself. If not, Toyo Jitsugyo offers attentive care for your precious natural stones, carpets and upholstery.
Spring cleaning can be a huge undertaking if you live in a large apartment or have many items in your house. If you do not have the time for the more strenuous cleaning activities, such as cleaning upholstery, carpets and tiled surfaces, Toyo Jitsugyo offers attentive care at attractive rates that will be the envy of your family and friends when they visit your home. We also offer general cleaning services for a complete cleaning package.