If done mindfully, spring cleaning is a great way to refresh , declutter, and rejuvenate your home. Use this checklist and apply these tips to get the most out of spring cleaning this year.
Start From a Base Level of Clean
Spring cleaning is a process for deep cleaning your entire home, which is a big project that can seem overwhelming. The first thing to remember is that you don’t have to tackle it all at once. You can break it down and pick one area to focus on every few days. Second, don’t forget about maintaining the rest of your home while you’re focusing on a specific area. Before you jump into the weeds of a the deep cleaning process, go through your home and perform your normal cleaning routine. Starting from a base level of cleanliness can keep you sane and save you from embarrassment if visitors show up while you’re still spring cleaning.
Declutter Then Perfect
Spring cleaning is a great time to apply a new organization system or redecorate areas that need to be updated. Before you do that though, declutter. Toss out what you don’t need, and move any items that don’t belong to the correct room in your home.
- In your kitchen, clean out the junk drawer, pantry, fridge, and freezer.
- In your office, clear our your desk drawers and filing cabinet if needed.
- In your bedrooms, the dressers and closets will need attention.
Use Pragmatic Organization Tactics
If you’re the neat freak in your family and you feel like the whole household is working against you, you’re not alone. It’s hard to find an organization method that works for everyone. While your hunting for an organization method the whole family will like, remember that Instagram worthy presentation is not the goal. Instead, shoot for practicality and sustainability. If you want your house mates on your side, you have to make the organization system simple and easy to follow.
Clean the Nooks and Crannies
Don’t forget to clean all the nooks, crannies, and hard to reach places. You’ll be surprised by how rejuvenating it can be for your home.
- Dust your ceiling fans and light fixtures.
- Clean your windowsills and base boards
- Vacuum curtains and blinds
- Change your air filter
- Use canned air cleaner to spray out keyboard.
You might also like: How To Start Journaling For Peace Of Mind
Spring Cleaning For Your Car
You should clean out your car too. Remove any trash and take loose items inside. Then, schedule an appointment for a full detailing service at Genesis Northwest.
Disclaimer: The stock image is being used for illustrative purposes only, and it is not a direct representation of the business, recipe, or activity listed. Any person depicted in the stock image is a model.