20 Mar 5 Tips For Your Spring Cleaning
Happy first day of spring! Yes, as of today winter is officially over, and we know that it makes a few people very happy! You’ve probably planned to do a major cleaning in the next few days and weeks, so here are 5 tips for organizing your spring cleaning and not forgetting anything.
Get rid of unnecessary things
Spring is a good time to get rid of things in your house you no longer use. You can donate, sell, or throw away items that no longer serve you, such as clothes, toys, furniture, or electronics. Sort papers and documents and throw away or recycle what you no longer need. Get rid of expired or unneeded cleaning products and ensure that any leftovers are stored safely.
Make a cleaning plan
To avoid getting overwhelmed with spring cleaning, make a plan by listing all the tasks you want done and spreading them out over several days or weekends. This will allow you to track your progress and motivate you to keep going. Don’t forget to write down all the tools (products, vacuums, brooms, etc.) you’ll need so you don’t get caught out on chore day!
Clean hard-to-reach places
Now is a great time to clean places in the house that are often overlooked, such as corners, baseboards, cabinet tops, high shelves and curtains. Use a ladder and proper tools to access these areas (while staying safe!). Don’t forget the window sills.
Clean windows and mirrors
Windows and mirrors can be difficult to clean without leaving streaks. Use a glass cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe away dirt and fingerprints. For mirrors, use white vinegar diluted in hot water and wipe with a soft cloth.
Don't forget to go outside!
Cleaning is the first step in getting your yard ready for spring. Remove debris, dead leaves, branches and other items that have accumulated over the winter. If you have outdoor furniture, clean it thoroughly using soapy water and a soft brush. If your furniture is wood, treat it with a sealer or protective oil. Aerate the lawn using a scarifier to allow air and water to reach the roots. You can also sow new seeds to fill in bare areas.