The dreaded two words to most people: “spring cleaning”. To most this is a task that gets pushed to the back of the to-do list and never happens, to others it’s a time to air out your home and get ready for the warm months to come. The hardest part can be finding a place to start! With these 5 tips you can make your home summer ready with minimal stress and work!
1.)Put the elbow grease into deep cleaning your kitchen and bathroom(s). These places get used a lot and can collect a lot of dirt and grime! Also don’t forget about your windows and doors (including the sliding tracks on your patio doors)!
2.)Clean under furniture and appliances. Invest in some handy furniture sliding pads or grab a friend and move furniture to deep clean underneath. This provides a great opportunity to rearrange your furniture for a fresh look and to also deep clean carpets and rugs. You can easily rent out a carpet cleaner from local hardware or grocery stores to help maintain the life and look of your carpet.
3.)Clean your window treatments and sheets by taking them to a drycleaner or wash them at home on gentle (or swap them out for something new!)
4.)Get organized! Take the time to go through old things and toss or donate what you don’t need or use anymore.
5.)To expand on #4 make sure to focus on your closet. Over the years clothes continue to add up. Set a day aside and go through each item and use the 6 month rule: ask yourself if you have worn it in the last 6 months? If you haven’t toss it! Invest in some storage containers to store away your winter clothing when the time comes.
Most importantly, while spring cleaning be sure to take breaks and do it over a couple days, otherwise you will quickly get overwhelmed.