After a long winter, you’re probably looking forward to warming weather and the return of summertime. Before that can happen, though, you need to get your place looking great. That’s where spring cleaning comes in! If you’re looking to clear out the gray, dreary energy of winter and move into a brighter season, it’s time to start cleaning.
Here are some top tips to help you tackle even the biggest clearing projects and get your house looking spotless.
A bit part of spring cleaning is just clearing out clutter. Stacks of books in a corner, disorganized figurines on a shelf, those shopping bags you keep saving for some reason… The first thing you should do is clean and organize this kind of clutter. If the items in the cluttered piles are useless to you, throw them in a donation box for charity or recycle them, if possible. If they’re items you want to keep, organize them neatly to get rid of the clutter.
Once the clutter is cleared, it’ll be much easier to see what actually need to be cleaned, not just tidied up.
Don’t try to clean your entire house. This is too big of a project to take on all at once. Break it down room by room and get your space clean one step at a time. Tidy up a room, throw out the clutter, sweep, and mop, then head to the next room.
Make sure you’re giving yourself time to tackle a room based on the amount of cleaning it needs, too. Maybe your office needs less attention than your kitchen, for instance. Schedule your kitchen cleanup for one day, and then maybe hit both your office and bedroom another day. Remember, it’s not about racing to the finish–it’s about having a clean, comfortable home.
Make sure you hit the seasonal cleaning, too. If you’ve got a patio or outdoor seating area, make sure you’re getting it cleared off and ready for outdoor gatherings. Clean the grill, the pool, and the outside of your home. Maybe it’s a good time to pressure wash the deck and the siding of your house, too.
With cleaning tasks that you only tackle once a year, it’s easy to overlook them. However, your home and outdoor seating areas will look much nicer if you keep up with the maintenance. If you take a few seasons off, getting things back to fully clean will be a huge hassle.