Whether spring cleaning is an annual tradition for you, or you’re fighting boredom and cabin fever during quarantine, now’s the time to clean, purge and refresh your home. This year, most people will take spring cleaning beyond simply vacuuming the carpet and wiping down the kitchen. We have the opportunity to reevaluate our home and the things in it. Having a clean, decluttered home can bring some peace and calm during this stressful time. If you’re motivated to get your house in order but are feeling overwhelmed or don’t know where to begin, here are four spring cleaning tips to help you make the most out of your home:
Create a Plan
Work smarter, not harder! Unless you’re one of those people who loves to clean, you probably want to get the job done as quickly as possible. Kick-off your spring cleaning on the right foot by devising a plan to ensure you’re working as efficiently and effectively as possible. Writing down your goals will help. Do you just want to tidy and sanitize? Or do you want to purge your home of unwanted items and start fresh? Thinking through what you’d like the end result to be will help you prioritize each task. This will also enable you to take stock of your cleaning tools and supplies to ensure you have what you need to accomplish that goal. If you’re all out of wood polish or the vacuum is broken, it’s best to know before you dive into a day of deep cleaning.
Deep Clean One Room at a Time
Have you ever spent the day vacuuming the whole house? It sure FEELS like you did a lot of cleaning… but then you take a step back and realize it doesn’t look like you did a thing. That can kill motivation quickly. It’s much more rewarding to tackle a deep-cleaning project one room at a time. When you completely focus on one room at a time, you will notice things you may not have before like dirty grout lines, chipping paint, or an overabundance of junk. When you commit to cleaning and refreshing one room at a time, you can truly evaluate your needs and the purpose of that space.
While you were deep cleaning the guest room, did you realize it had actually been turned into some kind of pseudo storage closet? We’re all guilty of it, but now’s the time to reclaim that space and give it more purpose… we call it the guest room, but it’s not just for guests! Get the most out of this space so you don’t feel the need to keep the door closed to hide the mess. That space can be transformed into a yoga/meditation room, reading nook, craft space, home office, and much more.
Just because your home LOOKS clean, that doesn’t mean your work is done. How does it smell? Musty, stale odors are lurking in every corner of your home. Opening up all the windows to let the fresh air in is a good start. Then it’s important to find the source of the smells. In the kitchen, obvious culprits such as the dishwasher and garbage disposal will need some attention. But consider other areas such as the garbage can, and inside your appliances. A simple box of baking soda will absorb odors in the fridge, and regularly cleaning your oven and microwave will prevent the smell of burnt, caked-on food every time you use them. Then there’s the bathroom. You probably already regularly clean the toilet, but are you snaking the drains as often as you should? Hair and other debris can trap bacteria in your pipes, giving off a smell that can linger. For all the other areas of your home, it’s about regular maintenance. Washing your bedding once a week, and any removable fabric from your furniture will go a long way. Shampooing your carpets at least once a year will also keep them looking and smelling great.
Now that you’re mentally prepared to tackle some chores around the house, don’t forget that you don’t have to go it alone. While you’re sorting through your things and deciding what needs to go, call the professionals at College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving for assistance with getting rid of any junk or bulky items such as furniture, appliances or debris. We offer full-service and no-contact solutions for junk hauling, as we can remove the junk from inside or outside of your home. Just schedule a time for our team to come and take it all away for you! You will be happy to know that with a commitment to reducing our impact on the environment, College H.U.N.K.S. aims to donate or recycle every item we haul away to organizations like Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity Restore.
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