Friday March 20, 2020
Spring is officially here, which means it’s the perfect time to show your living space some love and make it shine bright like a diamond. 💎 Cleaning your home can seem like an overwhelming and time-consuming task, but it’s important for making your home a livable space for you and your loved ones. Spring cleaning your house can help people who suffer from allergies and is a chance to prep your home for the warmer weather. It’s also a great opportunity to declutter your home and donate old clothes or unwanted goods to your local thrift store.
Ready to give your living areas a proper scrub down and make your home springtime fresh? Here are some helpful tips to make the whole process a little easier. 😀
Clean carpets and upholstery
It’s important to set aside time to deep clean your furniture and carpet that have been absorbing nasty germs and dirt throughout the year. Shampooing your carpets and upholstery with a rented carpet cleaner is ideal, but you can also get a scrub brush and do it by hand with a DIY cleaning solution. Here’s a list of different cleaning solutions you can make at home! Make sure to do this early in the day and open the windows in your house to give the carpet and upholstery time to air dry.
Stop using a feather duster
A more precise way to clean your blinds or dust away debris is to use a coffee filter, or you can use a microfiber cloth wrapped around tongs. That might sound a little over the top, but it’s a great way to be dust-free! Here’s a tutorial on how to make this handy gizmo. 😀
Clean out your closet 👚
Cleaning out your closet can seem daunting at first, but organizing your closet can help you get ready faster in the morning and will help you achieve your outfit-of-the-day goals! Start by getting rid of damaged items and ones that you haven’t worn in over a year. Then you can work on organizing the items you want to keep!
Wash all of your bedding
Your bed is where you spend a lot of time sleeping 😴 and unwinding after a long day, so you should make sure that you have freshly laundered sheets and pillowcases (you should be doing this every two weeks). As far as the fluffier accessories, like your pillows and comforter, make sure to wash them in your washing machine (for directions, make sure to check the tags!) three to four times a year.
Declutter all storage spaces
Decluttering the different rooms in your home helps your family run more efficiently and will keep your household more organized. To make this process less stressful, set aside some time each week to focus on conquering one room at a time.
Studies have shown that organizing your home leads to less stress and can help you be more productive.
Clean out your refrigerator 🍕
We all have that expired salad dressing or yogurt that got shoved to the back of the fridge, but now is the time to clean it ALL out. Remove all the items and then pull out all interior shelving so you can wash them with warm soapy water. Then, only put the items back that are still good to consume and throw out the rest. Keep a pen and paper handy so you can keep track of what items you’ll need to pick up at the grocery store so that you can restock!
Deep clean your oven
Do you smell something burning, but don’t have anything in the oven? 🤔 That means it’s time to deep clean! Start by chipping off burnt food remnants from the surface and then spritz that stubborn burnt-on food with ammonia. For a REALLY deep clean, put some baking soda and a few drops of white vinegar on the bottom of your oven. Wait a few minutes to let that mixture bubble up, then you can wipe away the loose grime with a sponge!
Even if you don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to sprucing up your home for spring, our helpful tips will help you tackle your chores head on! You’ll be on your way to having a cleaner space in no time. 😊