Spring Cleaning Tips & Tricks
Happy Spring, all! Today, we are going be sharing with you 5 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks. Spring cleaning rolls around every year, so we are here to help you make it a little less stressful and, hopefully, a little more fun!
Tip #1: Start with Storage Areas
It’s smart to start with the areas in your home that have the most clutter, which is usually your storage areas. Think closets, garage cabinets, home offices and spaces where you store most of your stuff.
That’s right! Once your most cluttered areas are cleaned out, the rest of your home will be MUCH easier to Spring clean! You won’t have a bunch of clutter lying around and you’ll be able to breeze through the rest of your home!
Yep, get those hard spaces finished first when you have the most energy and excitement! It’ll be smooth sailing if you can get your storage de-cluttered first!
Tip #2: Remember Your ABC’s…
A: ARRANGE and organize the items that you absolutely know you want to keep.
(For more tips and tricks on organizing your closet, check out our other 4 Closet Organization Tips video, here!)
B: BOX UP the items that you do not use and donate them immediately. A great rule of thumb is to get rid of anything you haven’t used in over a year.
Pro Tip: You may have some items that you use do not use each year but that are for special occasions. Find an area near the back of your closet to store these less-used items.
C: CREATE a “Maybe” Box. If you are unsure about whether or not to keep certain items, create a “Maybe” box that can be filled with those items and set aside for a month or two. As you pull out items to use from the box, put them back in your closet. If there are items left in the box after a month or two, donate those items!
Tip #3: Find a Place To Store Winter Gear
Spring is bringing the heat and summer will be here soon!
Don’t keep your home cluttered with items that you won’t use for another 6 months. Place bulky winter items in the back of a closet and make room for those beach towels!
Don’t have any extra storage? Check out some of our storage solutions, here! We have solutions for every room of the house!
Tip #4: Wipe Down Shelves and Drawers
Create a safe and effective homemade cleaning solution by combining the juice of 1 lemon or lime, 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of water and putting it in a spray bottle. This solution will help dissolve grime and disinfect these important areas naturally and without using harsh chemicals that could affect your clothing and other items.
Combine, spray and safely clean your home!
Tip #5: Make it Fun with Music
Yes, you heard that right! Spring cleaning is always a little easier and A LOT more fun when you have something to look forward to! Make a playlist of upbeat, easy to dance to, pop songs that will keep you going through the hard, boring parts of cleaning! Or, use this time to catch up on a book that you’ve been wanting to read!
Pro tip! We recommend not watching TV as you clean (We know, boring!). As it will keep you tethered to one area and will slow down and drag out your cleaning time.
We hope these tips are helpful as you tackle Spring Cleaning this year! Use these Spring Cleaning hacks and remember after you’re done the best part is you have another year until Spring Cleaning comes back!
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