It’s that time of year again! Time to start thinking about spring cleaning your home. After a long and brutal winter, it will be so nice to deep clean and freshen up your home. Spring cleaning may be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start. In this blog, we’ll give you four tips and tricks to get you started on your spring cleaning journey.
- De-clutter Your Entire Home
Step one: de-clutter your entire home. This may seem daunting, but you’ll feel so good once it’s complete. Look around your home and see which items are out in plain sight but that are cluttering up your home. Consider packing these things away, donating them, or recycling them. This will also help you organize your home. Research has actually shown that a disorganized home adds to your stress level. So, do everyone a favour and get rid of that clutter.
- Deep Clean Kitchens and Bathrooms
Let’s face it: our kitchens and bathrooms get a lot of use. That’s why it’s particularly important to give them a deep clean when it comes time for spring cleaning. Let’s start with the bathroom. Besides giving your shower, tub, toilet, and sink a deep clean, look at what else is in your bathroom. Does your bathmat need to be replaced? What about your shower curtain or hand towels? Spring cleaning is a great opportunity to refresh these textiles and maybe opt for something more spring-like! Also, evaluate all of your toiletry items to make sure none are expired.
For the kitchen, spring cleaning is the perfect time to empty cupboards and cabinets and give the interior and exterior a wipe down. If you’d like, you can change up the organization of your cupboards by relocating cups and other dishware to more convenient areas. Also, take a look at the food items in your refrigerator and food cupboards so you can throw away anything that is expired or donate any items you won’t use. This is also an ideal time to wipe down your kitchen appliances from mixers to dishwashers.
- Work from the Ceiling Down
A good time-saving hack is to work from the ceiling down whenever you are cleaning. Why? This ensures that all dirt and debris is forced downward. By starting at the top, you don’t have to re-clean something because you just cleaned the ceiling. It’s recommended that you use a vacuum hose to get those tough to reach corners and other high-up areas. Next, clean your furniture and any surfaces like tables, then move onto cleaning the floor.
- Don’t Forget About Your Windows
Often when we do our weekly cleaning, we neglect our windows. That’s why it’s the perfect job to tackle during spring cleaning. Use a glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth to clean your windows. A good tip is to start on the shady side of your home since direct sunlight can lead to streaks. Also, remember to clean your blinds using a Swiffer or vacuum. If you have curtains up, take them down and throw them into the wash.
Happy cleaning and organizing!