It’s spring time! The sun is out, flowers are blooming but your home is still cluttered. One of the best ways to refresh your living space after a cold and busy winter is through Spring Cleaning! Below are some often, overlooked tips to help you make the most out of your spring cleaning.
Tip 1: Make a schedule
Evaluate the work that needs to be done. Which areas of your home require the most work? Which areas do you skip during your routine cleaning? Those are the the best places to start.
Tip 2: Declutter
Clutter often brings psychological stress of from being disorganized.
Set time aside to:
- organize your closets
- dust and organize your office
- look through your junk drawer
Tip 3: Always work top to bottom
It’s important to work from the ceiling down. This will force debris downward and keep you from having to re-dust or re-clean your space.
Tip 4: Use a HEPA vaccuum
A high-quality HEPA vacuum catches particles you can’t even see. It traps pet dander, allergens and all household particles in your home.
Tip 5: Go green
Want to start your spring cleaning off right? You could do this by avoiding exposure to chemicals and toxins. A steam cleaner is one of the most versatile and best tools to do this with.
Tip 6: Don’t forget the windows and walls
People always clean their floors and surface areas but not all dust settles there. It’s important to wipe down blinds, walls and even the window screens outside (starting from the top).
Tip 7: Kitchen and bathroom help
- wipe down cabinets
- go through pantry and refridgerator
- use gentle cleaners or a steam cleaner on stainless steel
- change your shower curtain
- go through medicine cabinet and remove expired items
Tip 8: Don’t forget about YOUR AIR
Often when spring cleaning replacing HVAC filters is overlooked. Replacing your standard filter with a high MERV rating will keep you healthier as you enter spring.
Tip 9: Have allergies? Protect yourself
Cleaning can unsettle dust, if you suffer from allergies wear gloves, masks, scarves and even hairnets to avoid skin irritations and allergic reactions.
Tip 10: Let spring cleaning set a new tone
If your space feels dark and heavy make small changes to help makeit light and fresh for spring.
We hope that tips were helpful, however if you’re looking for a way to refresh your home in a bigger way consider a kitchen or bathroom makeover. We’d be glad to help you with that, if you’d like more information schedule a free consultation.