Spring is in the air after a long winter season. It is time to put away those thick winter coats, breath in the fresh air and give your home a good clean and declutter in the process. This can be a really overwhelming task if you go at it without a plan and you might miss little things that shouldn’t be ignored. As a reminder, we have come up with a spring cleaning list that you shouldn’t forget when tackling this task! So open the windows wide, let in the fresh air, pop the radio on loud and let’s get started!
1. Wash seldom-cleaned linens.
This is really simple yet we almost always forget to do it. Take all the curtains in your home and load them into your washer. While waiting, you can wipe off your blinds or start cleaning a different area in your home.
2. Let in the light!
The sun is out and it is gorgeous! One way to ensure that you’re letting in all the light is to clean the windows really well, inside and outside. This can also be the perfect time to dust off your light fixtures if you don’t regularly do that. When the sources of light in your home are all clean and clear, you’ll find it brighter and more inviting!
3. Pay attention to nooks and crannies.
So important yet so easy to miss! Cobwebs in ceiling corners and dusty baseboards can often be ignored when doing your regular cleaning. Make this a fun task by getting your kids to help you with wiping the lower areas. Keep it easy by running a Swiffer dry sweeper along the tops of the baseboards.
4. Perform longer-term maintenance.
If you have leather couches, spend more time conditioning them. If your home is carpeted, give the carpets a good clean. Carpet cleaning is an important routine that you must never miss as it is expensive to constantly change it. Simply cleaning it regularly and giving it a good-steam cleaning once in a while will help you save money in the long run.
After cleaning, make your home smell delicious and lovely by diffusing essential oils or baking something wonderful. Invite friends over for brunch or host a fondue night. Share your clean, bright new home and make some new memories!
For a more detailed spring cleaning checklist, feel free to download our Spring Cleaning Checklist to get your home into top-notch shape inside and out!