Come March, longer, sunnier days provide a renewed sense of hope and energy, inspiring many of us to want to start anew by spring cleaning our homes.
Whether you choose to deep clean every room, or you’re focused on decluttering and organization, a spring clean is a wonderful way to embrace the season.
Below are a few quick tips to get you started. To get even more inspired, watch a few episodes of the hit Netflix show Tyding Up With Marie Kondo before you begin!
Take Baby Steps
Deep cleaning can be overwhelming if you don’t approach the task with a plan. Start with the bathrooms and closets first, then work your way up to the larger rooms. Finishing less complicated tasks like cleaning the bathrooms and closets will give you a sense of accomplishment and motivate you to keep going.
Focus your energies on one room at a time, and finish everything that needs to be done in that room before moving on to the next. Spring cleaning can feel overwhelming if you’re constantly moving between rooms trying to consolidate tasks.
Declutter Before You Clean
Plan to declutter all of your major spaces before you start cleaning. This will prevent you from having to clean and move things multiple times, but it will also give you a chance to see if you need organizational supplies or different furniture.
Removing clutter can make a huge difference in the overall look and feel of your home, so it’s recommended to do so at least once a year.
Work From Top to Bottom
In each room, it’s always best to start from the top and work your way down. This not only helps to prevent mess from piling up in places you’ve already cleaned, but it also ensures that the room gets a thorough once-over.
Get the Right Tools For the Job
If you’re making the effort to deep clean your home, consider investing in a few supplies to get the job done right. You’ll need plenty of all-purpose cleaners as well as steel wool, rubber gloves and dusting implements to help you reach high and low spots.
You may also consider renting a professional carpet cleaning machine if you have wall-to-wall carpets or upholstered furniture. If you have hardwood floors, this is the perfect time to wax or refinish your flooring.
Declutter Your Home and Life For 2019
Instead of making multiple trips to purchase cleaning and organizational supplies, make Lynn Valley Shopping Center your one-stop shop for everything you need to deep clean your home and reorganize your life this year.