Spring cleaning can be a beast. Just the thought of getting everything tidier and cleaner — whatever shape your home is in now — can be so overwhelming, it can be hard to know where to start.
So we reached out to household cleaning expert Dana K. White for some help. (She gets us! Hallelujah!)
We asked Dana: If there is just one thing you absolutely must do when it comes to spring cleaning, what is it?
Dana’s answer: Look up!
If you do nothing else at all this spring, be sure to look up and knock dust down to the ground.
This one easy spring cleaning task can make a huge difference toward your whole home feeling clean, and here’s why.
Dust tends to build up big time in the winter because, let’s face it, in the shorter daylight hours of the coldest months of the year, we just see less of it. But as more sunshine peeks through the windows, and we look around, we really do see those cobwebs in the corners of the ceiling, and dust clinging secretively to the molding and the top shelves of our bookcases.
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