As the temperatures heat up, so does the urge for many of us to spring clean our homes. Whether you’re thinking of sprucing up your space to make a move in the spring-summer real estate market, or you just want to tidy up, look no further for our top spring cleaning tips.
Our first tip for success at spring cleaning your space is to tackle the project with the mindset of going room-by-room. Breaking up your home in this way can make the task feel less daunting. If this is still overwhelming, consider starting with a single closet and slowly moving your way through each space. It’s a great idea to create a deep cleaning checklist for each room to keep you on track. For example, a checklist for your bathroom may look like this:
- Shower walls
- Behind toilet
- Declutter products under the sink
- Makeup drawer
An example checklist for your kitchen may look like this:
- Inside the microwave
- Inside and behind the refrigerator
- Cabinet doors and hardware
- Coffee pot
- Inside the oven
Feel free to skip over regularly cleaned areas and focus on deep cleaning spots that are often overlooked.
Clear the clutter
A part of each room’s checklist should include decluttering. We are all guilty of gathering items we don’t need, and this is often what causes spaces to feel less tidy, even if they are cleaned regularly. The best way to tackle decluttering is to think of key problem areas in your home. Places like the linen closet, the refrigerator, your dresser drawers that are busting open, or that chair in the corner that collects junk.
Once you’ve determined what areas are in need of decluttering, sort these areas into three key categories:
This simple way of organizing will solve your clutter issue in no time! Decluttering is also a great chance to transition your winter wardrobe into more warm-weather-appropriate options.
‘Tis the season
Spring is a time for a cleaning because often it means you can finally get outdoors and tackle seasonal chores you were unable to do in the winter. Take your spring cleaning outdoors by tidying up your flower beds, removing any unnecessary outdoor brush, and getting your garage in order. Spring is also a great time to clean windows and home siding for a refreshed look to your curb appeal.
Other things to consider when you’re about to embark on spring cleaning your home is what cleaning products you may need to get the job done. Some key items to have include:
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- All-purpose cleaner
- Glass cleaner
- Microfiber cloths and sponges
We hope you feel better equipped to tackle your spring cleaning projects this season!