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Get a jump on spring cleaning with hired help

Have you been meaning to start a big cleanup at home, but just haven't had the time? It's the season of spring cleaning, and it can be a perfect time to finally get around to all of those chores you've wanted to do for a while.

However, finally getting started isn't really the problem: It's keeping things going after the cleaning begins. If you start working with domestic housekeepers now, you can set up a relationship that could last for the rest of the year. The tasks you do in the spring can become a part of your home routine, ensuring that clutter doesn't pile up.

There may be no official date for spring cleaning to begin, but that just makes it easier for you to plan it around your own schedule. House Beautiful recently collected a list of places homeowners can focus on during a concentrated cleaning effort, including places that often get neglected during the course of day-to-day cleanup. These spots include places homeowners might take for granted or forget, like the outside of window panes or the inside of machines like dishwashers and dryers.

It's not only the big things that may need another look. Smaller items, like coffee makers, pillows and even silverware may need some attention you've been denying them. For the last of these, it's important to not just clean them the way you would after a meal but actually care for the material, if they are made of actual silver.

If you haven't done any of these tasks in a while, it's not too late to start. Make spring just the beginning of a larger plan to clean up around the home by hiring the right housekeepers for the job.