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A typical way to welcome the warmer weather and all the spring feels is of course spring cleaning. In our Yoo Clean family we take spring cleaning a little deeper, with a more holistic natural approach.

Yoo Clean wants to educate you how you can cleanse your home and create a space that supports health and healing, instead of contributing to toxic buildup and disease. Did you know studies have proven that the air quality indoors can be more toxic than outside? Did you also know that your skin is the largest organ on your body and is the fastest way toxins are absorbed into the blood stream?

By using products that improves indoor air quality and does not irritate your skin will make you want to clean more frequently.

Here at Yoo Clean we manufacture All-Natural cleaning products made with essential oils that are safe for your family, pets, and the environment.

We have compiled a few steps to accomplish your spring cleaning tasks.

The hardest part of cleaning is knowing where to start and not getting distracted.

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Step 1: Make a Schedule

Having a plan will help to keep you focused on the task at hand. Break it down room by room.

Pro Tip:

Set a goal with a timeline of when you will have each task completed.

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Step 2. De-Clutter & Detoxify

Surprisingly, the level of pollutants inside the home can be a hundred times higher than the outside (according to the EPA) and can contribute to significant health issues. And the products you spray, pump, and apply have a big part to play in that statistics. One easy and powerful way to detoxify and declutter your home is to swap the products you use in your home. With so many endocrine-disrupting, disease contributing chemicals in conventional home cleaning products (air fresheners, artificially scented candles and skin stripping hand soaps) now is the time to declutter (aka dispose safely at a center that disposes cleaning solutions) toxic products and switch to products and swap them for solutions that are safe for the whole family while supporting wellness at home.

Product Tip: Simplify the products in your home with Yoo Clean All Purpose Cleaner, Bowl fresheners, and room fresheners. You will improve the air quality in your home and cleaning all surfaces naturally.

Home has now become home, work, and entertainment space. So de-cluttering your home will enable you to be feel less stress. Did you know that a disorganized home adds to your stress level. It signals to your brain that work isn’t done (http://huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/22/home-organization-stress-survey_n_3308575.html).

Pro Tip:

  • Dust and organize your office.
  • Look through that dreaded junk drawer and desk drawers.
  • Organize your closet (recycle, donate, or throwaway any thing you have not worn for over 6 months)
  • Change your air filter and batteries to your fire alarm.

Step 3: Always work from Top to Bottom

When starting your spring cleaning of your home, it is important to start from the ceiling down. This will force debris downward and keep you from having to re-dust or re-clean the area. After high dusting dust the furniture working top to bottom, making sure to get the sides of furniture and legs.

Pro tip:

  • Use a 6-foot extension pole with a microfiber duster to get the areas that are not reachable. Start from the crown molding, ceiling, & fan.
  • Using Yoo Clean All Purpose cleaner on a microfiber towel will ensure to capture all the dust and debris and clean fingerprints and smudges on furniture.
  • After high dusting in the bedroom make the bed (spray Yoo Clean Lavender Room Freshener on your linens, pillows, and furniture).

Step 4: Windows and Walls Need Love

People almost always clean their floors, but typically forget about walls and windows. Dust also collects on walls (especially near vents), miniblinds, and windowsills. Start wiping from top to bottom. Open your windows and get inside the sills and clean your screens so you can let in the fresh air.

Pro tip:

  • Us Yoo Clean All Purpose cleaner on a microfiber towel and clean fingerprints, dirt on walls, windowsills.
  • For tough dirt build up spray All Purpose cleaner directly on the area and wipe clean.
  • Don’t forget to clean the light switches and hand railings on stairs.

Step 5: Don’t Fear Cleaning the Bathroom and Kitchen

Here a few common trouble areas people forget to clean on a regular basis.

Kitchen

  • Wipe down your cabinets.
  • Go through your pantry and refrigerator, wipe down shelves, and throw any old items.
  • Clean the underside of the garbage disposal (if you can pull the rubber ring out clean and ensure to get all the buildup)
  • Pull the vent off the vent fan and clean.
  • Replace the charcoal filter in the microwave or clean with a natural degreaser.
  • Clean the inside of your oven.

Pro tip

  • Spray Yoo Clean All Purpose all over the surface of the kitchen from countertops, cabinets, vent hood, stove top, inside the microwave, sink, appliances. Wipe the stainless-steel appliances first to ensure the oils do not dry into the Stainless steel. Then wipe all the cabinets, counters, stove top, inside the microwave and sink/faucet.
  • Make sure to clean the screen of the faucet or sprayer.
  • Use Yoo Clean Kitchen sink freshener in the garbage disposal in clean the build up inside the drain. It will make your drain smell lemony fresh.

Bathroom

  • Change out your shower curtain or wash.
  • Go through cosmetic drawer or medicine drawer and throw away any expired items.
  • Organize your linen closet.
  • Pull the sink drain out and clean the drain and the stopper. You will be surprised by the buildup.

Pro tip:

  • Spray Yoo Clean All Purpose on all surfaces of the bathroom including toilet, mirror, cabinets.
  • Wipe the mirror first, then light switches, counter, faucet, sink
  • When cleaning the toilet start from top to bottom. (top of tank, sides of tank, base of tank)
  • Use Yoo Clean Bowl Freshener in the toilet bowl. (after it has dissolved use toilet brush to clean the inside of the bowl)

Let spring cleaning not be a chore but a task that will enable to have a fresh clean start. Spring cleaning will help to set the tone of a light and fresh season ahead. You will feel accomplished and more focused when your home is clean and organized.

Please visit www.itsyooclean.com for a more detailed cleaning check list.