Spring Cleaning Guide

March 16, 2020 4:13 pm

The right master-planned community in Fort Worth, Texas, offers more than just a home. It’s a launching pad for everything that matters in your life, a place to welcome those you love most, the first home of all of your dreams. At Ventana, we believe that a home is more than just a house. We’re cultivating a welcoming, stunning, luxury community where neighbors know and care about each other, and where everyone is proud to show off their home. Located just minutes from downtown, we offer a quiet oasis just outside the hustle and bustle of Fort Worth’s thriving cultural scene. As we head into the Spring, the blooming crocus blossoms and rising temperatures may tempt you outdoors. But don’t neglect your home. A little spring cleaning and sprucing can make life a lot more comfortable—particularly if you’re spending more time at home thanks to coronavirus fears.

Here’s how to get your home under control this spring.

Clean With the Coronavirus in Mind

Like it or not, it’s here. Everyone in Ventana and beyond is trying to flatten the curve. You can play a vital role in the fight against this virus by making your house inhospitable to viruses. These strategies are especially effective:

  • Place hand sanitizer near every door, and ask every person who walks through the door to immediately sanitize their hands.
  • Change hand towels and other linens that people frequently use each day. Consider switching to disposable hand towels until the virus is under control.
  • Disinfect door handles, countertops, and other frequently-touched surfaces at least daily. To fully disinfect them, these surfaces must remain wet for at least four minutes, so use spray disinfectants rather than quick-dry wipes.
  • Keep dirty laundry away from clean clothes, since clothing can harbor the virus. Or better yet, get your laundry pile under control by doing a daily load.
  • Keep food preparation surfaces clean. Never reuse plates when cooking eggs, meat, and other potentially contaminated food. Adn rather than leaving dishes on the table or in the sink, place them directly into the dishwasher.

Make a Plan to Tackle the Project

Every good home cleaning project begins with a plan. Otherwise you’ll just end up aimlessly wandering around your house, moving things from one room to another, without making much progress. Sit down and make a plan of attack. Overestimate the time you think you’ll need. For example, if you think you need two hours to clean out your closet, schedule four. Then map out a strategy to get it all done, whether it’s Saturday workdays for the rest of the month or dedicating a single day to your home cleaning project.

Start With Small Victories

Cleaning your house can be daunting, especially if you’ve let some stuff slide for months. So give yourself some small successes to build upon. Start in the smallest, cleanest room of your house and get to work. This gives you a sense of satisfaction and achievement that can inspire you to keep going.

Leave No Corner Neglected

If you’re going to invest in spring cleaning, you might as well dig in and commit. Don’t forget about baseboards, doorknobs, bathroom corners, fans, ceilings, and other oft-neglected areas. Cleaning these tiny crevices can make a big difference in how clean your home looks and feels. It also gets rid of dust and other allergens that can be especially unpleasant during spring allergy season.

Pick a Home You Love

Living somewhere you love can inspire you to work hard to keep it sparkling clean. We’d love to welcome you to our Ventana community, or help you upgrade to a new home. To learn more about our Fort Worth, Texas, builders or begin your search for the perfect new home, click here.

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