Soon enough, winter will be winding down and springtime temperatures will be hopping right into our backyards. And that means it’s time to prepare for spring cleaning. The kids will be out of school, vacations will be in reach and you want a clean and organized house during all that down time. So, take a peek at our tips and see what you can do to get ready.
1. Buy the supplies.
You can’t clean without the means to. So make sure you’re all stocked up on cleaning supplies. Sponges, mops and all the solutions you think you may need. Then make sure they’re ready and organized and not scattered around the house. Keep them in a shelving unit in the laundry room or in the kitchen or bathroom under the sink.
2. Check the outside.
After a long winter, the outside of your house may need some repairing. All you need to do is take a nice long walk around the house, checking the nook and crannies for problems. Whether it’s paint touch-up or re-caulking pillars, knowing your outside is ready for summer will help to energize you when it’s time work work on the interior.
3. Grab some home fragrance.
Stock up on some pretty smells for the house. New candles, oils and wall filters will help to liven up your stoic winter house. Refresh the space with some great fragrances to start off your cleaning adventure. Just make sure every room has something to revive it.
4. Interior double-takes.
Just like on the outside, you want to make sure everything is working on the inside. Air conditioning units, ventilation, etc … should all be checking and made sure it’s in proper working order. Especially since high temperatures are on the horizon. You don’t want to find out that your AC isn’t working when the hot weather rolls in.
5. Throw it away.
If you haven’t worn it in 6 months, throw it away. If you haven’t been using it in years, place it in the yard sale pile. Just do a quick skim of your house and see if there’s anything that you can donate. It’s a quick way to get rid of clutter before you get down and dirty in the closets and cabinets.
6. Window changes.
Clean your windows and put up some fresh curtains. You won’t believe how quick this will change the look of your home. It’s a quick rejuvenation and a great way to kick off spring cleaning. And make sure you add a bit of springtime color to the window palette for a fresher feel.