Warmer weather is just around the corner, and with it comes the time-honored tradition of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to thoroughly clean your home to refresh your living spaces after a long winter. Here are some tips to make your cleaning tasks a success.
Make a Plan for Spring Cleaning Your Home
Before you start cleaning, plan what you want to achieve. Write down a list of tasks you’ll complete, and prioritize them by importance. Creating a list of goals will help you stay focused and avoid getting overwhelmed.
Declutter Your House
One of the most important aspects of spring cleaning is decluttering. Go through each room in your home and remove anything you no longer need or use. Sort clothes, books, toys, sporting equipment, etc. Donate or sell things in good condition, and throw away items that are no longer useful. A clutter-free house reduces stress and makes your living space feel clean and inviting.
Clean Room by Room
When you start cleaning, tackling one room at a time is best. Start with the room needing the most attention and work through the rest of the house. Focusing on one space at a time will help you stay organized and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. Plus, you’ll be able to see you’re making progress as you move on to the next room.
Use Natural Cleaning Products
Especially when cleaning the entire house, use natural products to tidy your home. Not only are they better for the environment, but they’re also better for your health. You can make your own cleaning products using items you already have in your pantry, such as vinegar and baking soda. Natural products are simple and effective; plus, they won’t release VOCs into your home’s air.
Don’t Overlook Small Details
It’s easy to overlook small fixtures and components when you’re spring cleaning, but they make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your home. Clean the windows, dust the blinds, and clean the baseboards. Wipe down the stair railings, light fixtures, and switch plates.
Wash the Flooring Last When Spring Cleaning Your Home
Cleaning the floors last when spring cleaning your home is a good practice. When you clean other surfaces – countertops, windows, and furniture – dust and dirt may fall to the floor. Wait until the rest of the room is clean before deep cleaning the floors.
Spring cleaning is a great time to get your home in order and tidy it from top to bottom. You’ll create healthier living spaces, remove clutter, and enjoy a freshly cleaned house.
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