Spring is a time of renewal. When you finally shake off those winter blues, you may come to realize that your house has accumulated a lot of clutter and that it could use a bit of spring cleaning. But where do you star? Keep reading to learn some simple tips and tricks for spring cleaning.
Get Rid of All That Clutter
If you were to do a thorough cleaning of your home, you’d probably find that there is a lot of clutter that gets in the way of you finishing the job. So, before you do a deep spring cleaning, you’ll need to get rid of some of that clutter! The best way to do it is to go room by room and go through everything with a discerning eye. Just be sure to make it quick so you don’t end up spending the entire day on one room – make a fast decision about each object in terms of whether you’ll keep it, donate it, or throw it away.
In the bathrooms, start with the medicine cabinet and get rid of anything that has expired or that you haven’t used in 3 months. Move on to the drawers and then to the closet. In the bedrooms, start with any visible clutter on the desk, dressers, and bookshelves then move to the closets and other storage spaces. In the closet, quickly go through your clothes and get rid of anything you haven’t worn in 6 months as well as things that are out of style or that have become too worn out – and don’t forget to do the same for your shoes! In the kitchen, go through your drawers and pantry as well as the refrigerator, and don’t forget the junk drawer!
Tips for Deep Cleaning Your House
Once you’ve cleared out the clutter, you’ll have more room to work and you’ll be able to do a thorough cleaning of your home. Start from the top down, dusting and cleaning the upper rooms in your house as well as the upper surfaces in them – wipe everything onto the floor so you can clean it up. To clean upholstered furniture, start with a vacuum attachment to get rid of dirt, dust, and pet hair then follow the cleaning instructions on the label. For hard surfaces, use an all-purpose cleaner or a dusting spray along with a microfiber cloth.
When it comes time to do the floors, make sure your vacuum canister is emptied and ready to go. If you really want to dig deep, use a carpet shampoo or deodorizing powder to freshen things up. For hardwood floors, use a hardwood cleaner and then apply a layer of wax to protect your floors until your next deep cleaning. When you’re done with the floors, wipe down the walls, cabinets, baseboards, and woodwork – all of the places you tend to neglect in regular cleanings. Finally, give your house a walk-through to see how much better it looks!
Spring cleaning can be a taxing and time-consuming task if you let it. Fortunately, by following these simple tips you can get through the process quickly and with amazing results.