Spring is just around the corner. This means it’s time to get your home in tip-top shape.
A good, deep spring-cleaning helps to promote wellness, stave off allergies, and bring mental clarity. But, how do you tackle spring cleaning?
Check out this guide to discover the top spring cleaning tips.
1. Make a schedule
To kick off your spring cleaning, start by making a schedule. Ask yourself: What areas of the home need the most work? Which places did you skip during routine cleaning?
The areas that need the deepest clean are typically the best areas to start. From there, you can move onto other spaces until you end with the space that needs the least amount of work.
Every spring cleaning starts with a good decluttering.
This will help keep you organized and efficient in the rest of your spring cleaning tasks. Plus, de-cluttering has psychological benefits. Studies show that homes that are disorganized add to your stress levels. Here are some of the key tips to remember when decluttering your home:
- Make keep, donate, and trash piles
- Take the decluttering process one room at a time
- Invest in compactor storage boxes to put away seasonal items, like winter clothes
- If you’re overwhelmed by all the clutter, spend 10 minutes a day filling up one trash bag
- Purge your clothes by getting rid of anything you haven’t worn in the past 6 months
3. Work from top to bottom
When spring cleaning your home, it’s important to start from the top down. By starting at the ceiling, you’ll force debris downward and prevent yourself from having to re-clean or re-dust your space.
If your vacuum comes with an extension hose, use it to get the dust and cobwebs from your ceiling first. Then, dust your furniture and other items before moving onto your floor.
4. Don’t forget the walls and windows
When spring cleaning, most people remember to thoroughly clean their floors but forget about their walls and windows. However, not all dust settles on the floors.
To wipe down the dust from your walls and windows, use a damp towel. And, don’t forget to wipe down the window screens outside. Also, instead of using a chemical cleaner on your windows, we suggest using a steam cleaner with a squeegee.
5. Don’t be scared of the bathroom or kitchen
While the bathroom and kitchen area can feel overwhelming, don’t fear these areas! Here are a few things to remember when cleaning your kitchen:
- Wipe down your cabinets
- Go through your refrigerator and pantry, remembering to throw away any old items and wipe down the shelves
- Be sure to use gentle cleaners on your stainless steel appliances
With the bathroom, remember to change the shower curtain and go through your cosmetic drawer and medicine cabinet and throw away any expired items. Change out your soap dispenser, and invest in storage containers to keep the clutter down.
Are you ready for spring cleaning?
Now that you’ve read this article, you should be better prepared for spring cleaning.
Also, be sure to check out this article to learn the top storage tips to save you money in the morning.