It’s that time of year — throw the windows open and refresh your house with a good, deep clean. Americans spend nearly 70 hours cleaning their homes each year, according to a recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Get your time back with easy tips to make the process fast and stress-free.

Set the stage

Before diving into spring cleaning, tidy up your home and get rid of any clutter lying around. This will help to clear surfaces and make room for a deep clean.


Storage bins are an affordable solution for organizing items that you want to keep but don’t use frequently.

Outdoor spaces can be just as functional as indoor rooms, so don’t overlook these areas when you start cleaning. You can hide items in storage that doubles as decor pieces. The Rubbermaid Rattan Resin Storage Cube Deck Box and Suncast Wicker Resin Deck Box provide ample room for storage, can double as a side table and match a wide variety of outdoor decor styles.


Don’t forget the tough spots

Roll up your sleeves and tackle the hard-to-reach spaces after you declutter. In the kitchen, scrub safely with Simple Green Concentrated All-Purpose Cleaner — it’s a powerful nontoxic formula that’s completely safe for children and pets and will make every inch of your refrigerator sparkle. It’s also multipurpose and can be custom-diluted for almost any type of surface cleaning, like floors and walls, pots and pans or large appliances.


Many begin and end cleaning the laundry room with emptying the dryer vent. But taking care of your dryer isn’t just limited to the lint filter screen. Small particles get through and can eventually build up inside the dryer to block the outside vent ducting. Avoid this pricey mistake and use a vacuum with a hose attachment to clean out all remaining lint. It takes a couple minutes but this easy step could save you headaches in the future.

Starting the spring season off with a deep clean can reduce the time you spend cleaning throughout the year.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.