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Spring Cleaning Guide for Bachelors

Updated on November 16, 2011
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Items you will need for cleaning

Brush and pan

Vacuum Cleaner

Cleaning cloths

Mop & bucket or substitute such as a steam mop.

Vinagar, Bicarbonate of Soda, Chlorine Bleach or substitute.

home cleaning

I know that Summer is just about with us at least here in Australia. I also know for sure that many of you living busy lives will have paid scant regard for giving your home your living environment a good Spring Clean. And yes often it is the females that do the cleaning whether it is your Mother or live in partner.

Plan: Create a Spring Clean List.

The way I do a Spring Clean is in short easy stages over several days that last a maximum of one hour each. Write down in chronological order the time and sequence of your clean up.

First.

Take a garbage bin or several and remove all paper that has accumulated in you abode since you last did a decent clean. There are bound to be lots of flyers newspapers bills newspapers that you no longer use or need.

Clean out the fridge and freezer and remove and dispose of food that is past its use by date.

Second

Put all clothing that need washing in a washing basket. Place all other clothing that is scattered around in drawers and wardrobe. Make a plan to clean iron fold and put away all those items of clothing that seem to rape over the bedroom bathroom and even living areas.

Third remove every thing off the floors. including rugs mats shoes suitcases etc.

Clean floors thoroughly with vacuum then mop. Then clean all mats rugs etc outside.

Clean all surfaces with sugar soap. Clean window with warm water and vinagar. Clean light-fittings remove bugs dust and cobwebs. Clean seats lounge and other items such as cushions with upholstery cleaner. Clean all areas that have accumulated dust. Bookcases shelving units windowsills etc.

Give an extra clean over kitchen and bathroom areas paying attention to soap scum and mildew that may be present. Remove stains etc from Benchtops.

Finally go over the floor again. Check curtains and blinds -when were they last cleaned? Remove blinds from fittings. clean all the fittings. Clean curtains according to the fabric cleaning directions tab.

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    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Barry-I just wanted to let you know (and to let CyclingFitness know as well) that I linked your wonderful hub here to my cleaning hub, which happens to be: how and why you should use a maid service. Just an FYI. :)

      Oh, one more thing-the hub comes complete with a photo of a French Maid, LOL

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      By the inch it is a sinch by the yard it is hard. split it up into small chunks...

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      Liam Hallam 

      6 years ago from Nottingham UK

      A little disppointed that it didn't start

      'Hire a cleaner/ maid'

      Nice hub. My batchelor pad is in need of a steam clean. I clean as I go but occassionally it needs an overhaul.

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Denise Handlon thanks for the vote of confidence

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      What a great hub, Barry-voted it up. I like the way you 'tackle' a job and your practical ideas are very well organized and useful.

      LOL Loved the video!

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      K9strokes

      Thanks!

    • K9keystrokes profile image

      India Arnold 

      6 years ago from Northern, California

      Your advice here is well presented and is a charming lesson for those single boys (and girls as Simone points out). What I find hilarious is the choice of video you present, I laughed as the lyrics unfolded! Nice hub that offered a wonderful sense of humor around "spring cleaning."

      Cheers~

      K9

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Simone Smith

      Indeed they do! But please, please temper your excitement it is after all only housework :)

    • Simone Smith profile image

      Simone Haruko Smith 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Excellent! These tips work just as well for bachelorettes as they do for bachelors. Thanks for sharing the good advice!

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Nell

      Thanks for your comment

      Waste paper is still the bane of my life despite computerisation

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, you have got some really good ideas here, you are much more organised than I am! lol I start doing one thing, go and make tea, come back and forget what it was I started! need to get organised, rated up! cheers nell

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks nancynurse & brittanytodd for your comments & support!

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      Brittany Kennedy 

      6 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

      Great ideas! I love how you say to start with collecting all the paper that has piled up. It's true! That is always the first thing I have to clean up as a writer. Great hub! Voted up!

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      Nancy McClintock 

      6 years ago from Southeast USA

      Good ideas .My husband's idea of cleaning and mine are very different!!!

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