Spring Cleaning 2020March 15, 2020
You either love it or hate it, right? We’re talking about spring cleaning today on the VIC Underpinners blog and we know that it’s a polarizing subject. It’s a polarizing subject because you either see it as a major chore or it’s something that you’ve been meaning to do for months on end. This year is a little bit different though. There’s a wee bit of a virus sweeping the globe, and while it hasn’t impacted us quite like it has other areas of the world, it does serve as a timely, cautionary tale about the best ways to set yourselves and your homes up for success. The VIC Underpinners blog has a myriad of goals – but above all, we like to share information. We figure that if we know it, you should too. Chances are good that you’ll appreciate it just as much as we do. So, for 2020 – here are our tips for spring cleaning:
- Stock up on cleaning supplies early. This is just sage financial advice 365 days a year. It means that you won’t have to run to the local store every time there’s some sort of cleaning challenge and a specific product that you need. We recommend that you hold on to cleaners for wood, glass, tile, dishes and your hands, as well as extra sponges (soft and those with texture), brushes, wipes for the floor and a pair of rubber gloves. It doesn’t matter if you don’t use any of these in the next 90 days; we’re better that they’ll come in handy sooner or later.
- Take pride in your home. You chose it for a reason. You may be renting or have purchased. You may have been living in it for a week or decades. Either way, it can be easy to let a lot of chores fall by the wayside. An easy way to re-center yourself is to remember how proud you are of your home. Just think that a neighbour, family member or friend could stop by at any moment. Would you be pleased as to what your home looks like currently? And don’t blur your eyes! If the answer is remotely no, use that as positive reinforcement to put your chores on the calendar and recruit your housemates to assist to. If anything, you’ll improve your work ethic and bond with everyone around you.
- Write down a list. You don’t need to do every chore every day. In fact, many chores can be done either once, or on a much more varied cadence. But whether you’re organized or not, if you have everything written down as a checklist, you’ll feel fully satisfied when your chores are done for the day. The VIC Underpinners team recommends even adding a reward at the end of the list – as something for you to look forward to.
(And obviously, we recommend on a regular basis, that you’re looking for all of the tell-tale signs that there could be any sort of foundation damage.)
Interested in knowing what these signs are? Reach out to the VIC Underpinners team.