First things first. Make sure you have everything you need for a deep clean. After you clean for several hours, you aren’t going to want to go back out for more cleaning supplies. Get all your cleaning supplies and put them all in one place and then you will be good to go!
Walk through each room before you clean and write down things that you need to accomplish. This will help keep you organized and on track. If it's all written down, then cleaning will be easier to manage.
The last thing you should clean are the floors! Starts from the top, cleaning the walls and dust any ceiling fans. Then dust and clean everything from the back to the front . The last step is to finally mop the floors.
Start with the smaller rooms that aren’t used as often. Get those out of the way before you tackle the larger rooms. This will give you the headspace to focus on the bigger rooms and really hunker down.
You can run your dishwasher while you are cleaning other areas. You can clean more than just dishes in there. Garden tools, baseball hats, razors, makeup brushes and rain boots are all dishwasher safe. Don’t forget to run your dishwasher with some bleach when it’s empty so it can be cleaned as well.
Throw your curtains in a cool dryer for 15 minutes. It’ll give the curtains a nice little dusting and it will allow you to clean the windows and get in all the nooks and crannies while you wait for them to cool dry. When you hang them again, your curtains will look as good as new.
You don’t have to move all of your rugs entirely to sweep under them. Move some stuff off of one side and sweep under it. Then sweep another side and then another side. This will save you a lot of time.
Spring Cleaning is all about decluttering. Throw away anything you haven’t touched in six months. Old magazines, papers from the previous year and anything else you don’t need. Go through your closet and throw any clothes you won’t wear into a donate box!
Set a specific amount of time to clean in each room. You may not hit all the times, but it will keep you from going through old photographs and spending your day reminiscing about high school days. You can also use the timer as a way to know when it's time for a break so you don't burn out.
If you have a significant other, give them tasks to do. If you live with people assign different rooms to different roommates. If you have kids, put them to work. All the extra help will make a huge difference.
Look, you want to do a good, deep clean if you are spending all this time cleaning, so don’t rush. Work smarter, not harder. Let cleaning solutions soak into your bathroom tub or on the toilet bowl before you just wipe them off. You can do other things while you wait.