Spring Cleaning Checklist for a Prosperous New Year

It’s that time of the year again where many clean their homes to sweep away the bad luck of the past year to usher in good luck. New Year is a wonderful time to get the de-cluttering and organizing process started to embrace the new year afresh and rejuvenated.

Family setting up Chinese New Year decorations

The purpose of spring cleaning is to remove the old, spoilt, unwanted, and stagnant energy. After that, we can invite fresh new positive energy into your home or office.

Spring cleaning often results in an overwhelming sense of accomplishment, calm, and composure. After all, decluttered environments are known to be outward reflections of a peaceful heart. 

The Chinese typically have the practice of spring cleaning before the Lunar New Year (For the year 2022 it will be before 1 Feb 2022 – based on the Gregorian Calendar). You can also follow the auspicious dates for this activity.

List of 2022 auspicious dates for spring cleaningDeclutter first – It’s easier to clean if you have less stuff!

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Be clear about the items that need to be cleared out. Anything that is not used within the past six months, belongings that have no financial or sentimental value, or clusters of duplicate items that you don’t use often such as multiple sets of cutlery, can all count as clutter that you should get rid of.

So before you begin cleaning your home, it is advisable to go around the house and perform a quick tidy-up of the surrounding areas. You can speed up your cleaning session by putting everything back where it belongs.

Always Work from Top to Bottom

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When you think about how to spring clean your home, it’s important to start from the ceiling down. This will force debris downward and keep you from having to re-dust or re-clean your space. If you have a vacuum with an extension hose, use it to get cobwebs and dust from your ceilings and fans first.

Then dust your furniture and other items before vacuuming all the dust and debris off your floors. It will save you time.

Keep Your Flooring Spotless

Rug being vacuumed
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Many people are suffering from dust and dirt problems in their homes. When you don’t clean and vacuum your home regularly, you are going to find some dust buildups in your home. A vacuum cleaner can be a perfect device for you to keep your home as clean as possible.

Vacuum cleaning is a great way to keep surface dirt off your carpets and floors. However, deep cleaning takes the process a step further by removing the loose carpet fibers and removing dirt that is hidden deep down inside the carpet.

While it sounds simple, you may either be busy preparing for the New Year gathering or forget about doing any of this yourself. So to make things easier, contact a professional carpet cleaning service for a thorough clean.

Keep everything in its place

“You should always have a home for everything in your home”. With neatly labeled storage boxes for things like Thank You cards or toys, the whole family will know where everything should go. 

Just start small by spending 10 minutes every night to clear your desk and you’ll see a difference

Clean Your Sofa and Cushions

Man professionally cleaning sofa and sofa cushions

It’s best to hire a professional sofa cleaning service to deep clean your sofa once a year, especially if it’s a fabric one, but a good vacuuming session can also remove dirt and dust effectively.

Don’t forget to remove the covers for washing if you can! If you have a leather sofa, you can gently wipe it with a damp cloth and moisturise it with a leather conditioner or saddle soap.

Bring in The Good Energy

After getting rid of all that dirt, it’s time to fill the house with new energy. Bring in some new plants, or add a splash of color in the form of new cushion covers, floor mats, or other home accessories. You’re all ready to welcome the New Year!

How Can I Make Spring Cleaning Easier?

Carpet being cleaned professionallySpring cleaning a whole home is daunting. You may need to break the task up into several weekends. Another option is to call professional cleaning services. Professional cleaners know how to expertly clean each item, and they have access to professional-grade cleaning tools to ensure a deep clean.

De Hygienique’s soft furnishing cleaning service offers chemical-safe and deep cleaning methodology. If you’d like to learn more, check out our supported products and services today .

Happy Spring Cleaning and Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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