Tips to spring cleaning
No matter the size of your home, spring cleaning can be a big job. It’s not your average dusting of the house, but a thorough cleaning of every room. Sometimes, this task can be daunting and be continually pushed off until you can’t ignore it anymore. We are now approaching the end of May and it’s time to embrace the season, along with every chore that comes along with it.
Areas that were neglected in the cold winter months
- Kitchen cabinets
- Outdoor windows
- Washing machine
Create a plan
Don’t try tackling this job in one or two days; you will be exhausted and frankly unhappy. Plan your week, assigning jobs to the days you have time to perform them. Try to keep it all within a week, otherwise you begin to feel like spring cleaning is a never-ending job.
If you have a family, or maybe a friend or two, ask for their help. You’ll be very pleased to find out how much quicker the job gets done with a few extra hands.
Throw out the old and never used
The biggest mistake people make is holding onto items, believing they might use it in the future. When you’re going through your closets, ask yourself these questions:
- Have you worn it since the last time you cleaned out your closet?
- Is it in perfect condition (no stains or rips)?
- Does it fit you?
- Do you like it?
In sorting through your clothes, if you answered no to any one of those questions, you should either be donating or throwing those pieces away. Don’t let them take up space in your closet!
Make sure you’re getting your furnace and HVAC inspected by a professional. Not only is it important to the health of your home, but it’s reassuring to know your breathing in clean air.
What about your ride?
If you’re not using your car every day, you’re probably using it at least every week. Your vehicle will need a good cleaning from all the mud and rocks that come with winter. Take everything out of your car and clean it inside and out; professional detailing is also an option. Whichever you want.