With spring just beginning, it’s time to take advantage of the great weather and break out the cleaning supplies. If you’ve been too busy to keep a regular cleaning schedule over the past year, a thorough spring cleaning might seem daunting. Fortunately, organizing your home and keeping it that way for the coming months is easier than you may think. Here are a few areas to focus on to make your spring cleaning quick and effective:
Make it Bright
The spring season means longer, brighter days. While you don’t necessarily want to shine light on your messy interior, sunlight can be a powerful tool for brightening up your space and making your home look more inviting. To let in all that natural light, you’ll need clean windows. Use your preferred window cleaner inside the home, wiping with a microfiber cloth to prevent streaks.
Take your supplies outside to clean your windows’ exteriors. Instead of a window cleaner, you can just use mild dish soap diluted in a bucket of warm water. If you have one, use a rubber squeegee to wipe away water before drying with a cloth to ensure no streaks are left behind.
Focus on Floors
Your floors accumulate dirt, dust and debris no matter the time of year, so it’s important to give it a thorough cleaning at least once a year. Consider hiring a professional to perform a deep steam and shampoo treatment to make your carpets look like new. If you intend to do everything yourself, be sure to target high-traffic zones and stains that have accumulated over the past year. Now is also a good time to have any wood flooring in your home buffed and polished.
Mix it Up This Spring
Spring is a perfect time for remodeling, as well! If you have seasonal furniture or other decorations, now is the time to bring them out. Update your throw pillows, home decor, bed linens and curtains to make the most of the spring season. You can also invest in some potted plants or succulents that thrive in direct sunlight.
Restock Your Supplies
After all your cleaning and reorganizing is complete, you’ll likely be low on cleaning supplies. Be sure to stock up for the upcoming year so your next big clean is that much easier. Make sure you have a steady supply of things like all-purpose cleaner, sponges and wiping towels.
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