Spring Cleaning Checklist For CNY – Before Chinese New Year knocks at your door, you have to give your house a deep cleaning. You want to rid it of old things and mess that bring bad luck.
By cleaning and decluttering your house, you make space for good luck and prosperity to roll in. So you have to work hard to purify each corner, stripping it of negative energy and misfortune. Here is a spring cleaning checklist you have to consider while getting ready for Chinese New Year.
Bed accumulates a ton of dandruff, bacteria, sweat, and body oils over time. You want to give blankets, bed sheets, mattresses, and pillowcases a thorough cleaning to breathe new life into them.
For bedding items, you should organize a big laundry where they will get rid of each and every impurity. Wash them with natural detergent, as the detergent with artificial fragrances can cause itchy skin and discomfort while you sleep.
When it comes to a mattress, you have to sprinkle baking soda on its surface. It will remove food stains, absorb body oils, and work as an anti-fungal agent. You can add some drops of your favorite essential oil to provide a pleasant smell to the fabric.
Scrub the baking soda into the mattress and let it sit for one hour. After that, vacuum the powder and lay the clean bed sheets on the mattress.
During a regular clean, you hardly have the desire to treat the areas underneath and behind the furniture. You go only with areas that are visible and count for the visual appeal of your house.
Since Chinese New Year requires you to strip each corner of bad luck, it is a perfect occasion to address invisible spaces. Move the furniture to access the hard to reach areas and vacuum dust and cobwebs thoroughly.
Grout gets little attention during regular cleans. Most probably, the constant procrastination to tackle grout has to do with a lot of work you have to perform. Luckily, you have enough time to scrub the grout out during the Chinese New Year, because you stay home.
Make a mixture of baking soda, vinegar, dish soap, and warm water to challenge the grout. Grab an old toothbrush, dip it into the mixture and start rubbing the mess between the tiles out.
Chinese New Year isn’t about superficial cleaning. You have to tidy up every inch of your house, whether it is visible or not. Many homeowners are tempted to avoid cleaning the interior of the appliances during the regular clean.
However, this trick would not work during the CNY spring cleaning. Pay a visit inside your microwave, oven, and fridge with your detergent and wet cloth. Before starting the cleaning, remove items that may impede you from reaching each corner.
If your fridge has foods that are not good for consumption anymore, take them out and throw them into the trash bin.
After discarding the clutter and cleaning the fridge, your garbage disposal may be full and bad smelling. You have to empty it as fast as you can to prevent odors from spreading throughout the house. Also, make a point of washing the trash bin with soapy water to ensure it’s not a source of bacteria anymore.
As in any other house, we are sure you have stuff in your drawers, wardrobes, and bathroom vanity that you don’t use anymore. It can be empty shampoo bottles, old clothes, or broken gadgets that you will hardly ever use. You don’t have to think twice in this case.
Just collect all the useless stuff and throw it into a trash bag to make space for good luck to come in. If you refuse to put your cloth that don’t fit you anymore into the trash bin, you can donate it.
Chinese New Year spring cleaning takes days to bring the house in tidy order. Besides traditional chores, you have to do things that you don’t necessarily do during your regular clean.
They include: cleaning mattress and bedding, tackling grout, vacuuming underneath furniture, and wiping down appliances from inside. You also want to get rid of all clutter that seems to stay for no reason in your drawers and closets.