Open all the windows and let the fresh air in! Spring is coming and it’s time to start deep cleaning and organizing our homes. Spring cleaning day can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can make your spring-cleaning process quick, efficient, and even enjoyable. In this blog post, we give you some of the best spring-cleaning tips to make sure your home is looking and feeling fresh for the warm weather ahead. Turn on your favorite cleaning playlist, and let’s begin!
Clean Room by Room
To make cleaning easier, tackle each room individually in 3 waves. Declutter, Organize, then Clean. Choose a room to begin and start decluttering and removing trash or items that do not belong. It’s much easier to clean without the extra stuff in the way! Resist the temptation to skip ahead to the next room, so you don’t get sidetracked or overwhelmed. Once you’ve removed all the trash and organized what is staying in the room, clean from top to bottom, starting with the ceilings, walls, and windows. Get rid of any cobwebs or dust and use an appropriate cleaner to make sure your windows sparkle. Cleaning from top to bottom prevents double work later! Next, vacuum the carpets and upholstery to get rid of dust and dirt. Pay special attention to hard-to-reach places like between cushions and underneath furniture. Wipe down all surfaces with the appropriate cleaner, paying special attention to light switches and doorknobs. Once complete, shut the door to that room and move on to the next!
Deep-Clean The Fridge and More
It’s time to tackle those areas that have been begging for a good cleaning all year. Let’s deep clean the refrigerator. This is an important task to keep your refrigerator running efficiently and safely. First, take out all of the food and discard any items that are expired. Wipe down all shelves and drawers with warm, soapy water. Clean the door gaskets with a damp cloth to remove any food residue. To eliminate odors, use a mixture of baking soda and water to clean the interior walls. Use a soft brush or cloth to remove any stuck-on food from the walls or shelves. Place an opened box of baking soda in the back of your fridge to help stop odors. Organize and replace your food items for easy access! Next, clean out cabinets, shelves, and closets, removing any items that are no longer needed. Wash your curtains, air out pillows, and clean your mattresses. Dust light fixtures, lamps, and blinds. You’ll be amazed how much dust builds up over time!
Establish New Cleaning Habits
Now that everything is nice and clean, you want to keep it that way, right? Make a schedule for cleaning and set aside time every week to cover all the main areas of your home. The best method is to separate your tasks into daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks. Once you have your checklists created, you can laminate them and use a dry-erase marker to check them off as you go. This way, when Spring comes around next year, you’ll be done in half the time!