The days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming, and you can finally take off those heavy sweaters. Spring is in the air! Now that it’s time to put away winter clothes and bring out your summer attire, it’s also a good time to get your home in order for the new season.
If you’re looking for some quick spring-cleaning hacks to make sure your home stays neat this year, reflecting each new season, here are a few of our favourites:
Create a Schedule
Firstly, take a look around, getting organised before you dive headfirst into random cleaning, creating a schedule for each area of the house will make the process more enjoyable as well as feeling accomplished at the end of this process.
Ask yourself, what areas within your home need the most attention? When you quickly clean up at the end of a long day, what spots do you skip?
Those are the places that need a little more attention during your deep-cleaning session. During this planning stage, it’s also important to have all the cleaning supplies necessary. That way, you don’t need to stop mid-clean to get extra reinforcements.
Cleaning can seem daunting at times especially when there is clutter, it’s unnecessary stress to have especially at home. Look around. Which area seems like the biggest mess? Start there!
Tackling the big-ticket items first can make the rest of your household look easier to deal with in comparison.
Prioritising by rooms and what needs to be done in each will simplify the process of cleaning, getting rid of the clutter first, like folding laundry, organising your desk, and packing away the dishes, will give you the space you need to deep clean where needed.
Once you start to de-clutter and organise the stress will slowly slip away.
A few simple ways of de-cluttering:
1.Clean out your closet and refresh the Bedroom
Now that you’re ready to swap out your winter clothes for sweaters and shorts, it’s time to get rid of the old. There are plenty of places where you can donate unwanted items as well as clean out your closet for next season!
Not only will this help ease any guilt about not wearing these pieces in warmer weather, but also make room for new finds from our favourite retailers.
Get rid of the winter blues by sprucing up your bedroom with some new items. A few simple ways to do this are: change bedding, sheets, and duvet cover as well as add in a fresh layer of petals for that spring scent. changing the layout of your room can make the space feel completely new and different, little changes make a big difference!
2.Organize your home office to make it feel more welcoming.
If you’re someone who spends a good chunk of their day at home, it’s important to have an office conducive to productivity and creativity. Invest in an organisational desk storage unit, to eliminate the overcrowding that happens throughout the day of paperwork, everything has a place and this will create productivity and will be less stressful to organise at the end of your workday.
Now that the weather is warming up, consider opening your windows for better airflow and light while working!
3.Declutter all the surfaces in your home.
Clear off your surfaces by getting rid of any unnecessary items or papers that can be thrown out. “Out of sight, out of mind” is a great motto to follow when it comes to clutter and dirt!
If you have furniture with fabric like couches, why not purchase new slipcovers and pillows not only for protection but bringing in a fresh look for Spring.
Deep clean the kitchen by wiping down appliances, scrubbing sinks and counters with baking soda, taking out the trash, and wiping down all surfaces.
It can be hard to keep up with a kitchen that is used for cooking on a daily basis, but simple tricks every day will make a big clean-up less stressful. Appliances that haven’t been used or are in need of an upgrade, sorting out the fridge and pantry for expired and opened food. invest in storage containers and labelling systems for the kitchen pantry, making your kitchen organised and easily accessible.
From Top to Bottom.
When we think of cleaning our first thoughts go to dusting and vacuuming the floors, instead save that for last. Start with the ceilings for any cobwebs, windowsills, and curtains rails for dust, excess debris and dust will fall to the floor and it just means redoing the floors if you decided to vacuum first. One little note to remember, many people forget to clean out their AC and Heater filters. Your filters are essential to improving the air quality within your home. Switching to new fresh filters and ensure they are running at optimal efficiency.
Lastly, don’t forget the outside of your house! As spring is approaching you will be spending less time inside and more time out in the garden enjoying the sun.
This simple checklist will give you a head start to get your garden spring-ready:
- Clean and/or repair gutters
- Clean light fixtures
- Clean outdoor furniture
- Clean sliding door tracks
- Clean and organise the garage
- Mow the lawn and plant fresh flowers
You’re on your way to a happy healthier home, so say goodbye to the dust bunnies and hello to the spring sunshine!
Keeping in mind, with a new season, comes new change so keeping your home clean, organised and up to date throughout the year will make one part of your life stress free. Discover more from the property experts, especially when you’re thinking to sell your property. When this time comes its beneficial to have a team of professionals on your side to ensure you receive an accurate fair market value.
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