Is it that time of year again?!
Technically it’s not spring yet BUT warmer weather has us thinking about clearing out and cleaning up our spaces. While we wait for March, 20th to arrive why not start planning your spring cleaning now?
Here are 5 ideas to declutter, clean up, and refresh your home for spring.
- 1. Toss it!
Get rid of clutter and open up the big and small spaces in your home. Start by taking everything off a shelf, out of a cabinet, or off a table. Clean it and then replace it with only the items you want to keep. The rest of it can either be thrown out or put in your “give-away” or “goodwill” pile.
- 2. Deep clean.
Don’t be afraid. Depending on how active your winter scrubbing was or wasn’t, maybe you should be a little afraid but it’s time! Grab that old toothbrush and clean your grout in your shower/tub and on the bathroom/kitchen floor. Scrub. Scrub. Scrub. Spring should begin with a fresh start (and a nice reward after you finish this project)!
- 3. Spend it.
After all the snow and mud brought into your house by shoes and/or paws consider getting your rugs and carpet professionally cleaned! Unless your carpet is brand new, you might not notice the discoloration but the dirt is there. Do it yourself or hire a service to get your carpet and rugs looking back to new.
- 4. Look for it.
The kitchen. You may not see it but check for dirty chair legs, dust on top of your cabinets, and scope out the various nooks and crannies in your kitchen. For the brave at heart, pull your fridge away from the wall and really get your kitchen cleaned up!
- 5. Reward yourself.
As dreaded as spring cleaning may seem, it does bring about a fresh start. Begin your spring/summer with a clean and clear home. After every project you complete, reward yourself! No rules apply to rewarding yourself so reward yourself before you start, reward yourself during the project, and definitely reward yourself after you finish.
Spring hasn’t come quite yet so start thinking ahead about some of the projects you would like to get done! Successful outcomes usually start with a plan.