It’s that time of the year again! Freshening up your home to welcome spring can be quite a task. Making a list of what you would like to clean will not only be a helpful reminder of all that you need to do, but it will also make it easier for you to organize a cleaning schedule so that it doesn’t feel as overwhelming all at once.
Let’s take a look at some of the top spring cleaning tasks….
Of course, one of the first things that comes to mind when planning for our spring cleaning is cleaning all of the windows. There is no doubt that they will most likely need some work after a long winter. However, it’s an easy fix! Remember that spring season means the sun is probably out. It would be best to pick a cloudy day to clean your windows because, otherwise, the glass may dry too fast in direct sunlight and leave water spots and smears.
Homemade window cleaner mix:
- In a 32 ounce spray bottle, mix ¼ cup rubbing alcohol and a 1/3 cup of vinegar. Fill the rest of the bottle with distilled water. Your windows will be sparkly clean in no time!
Under Furniture and Appliances
Places such as under the furniture and appliances can gather a lot of dirt because they’re not the spotlight of everyones daily cleaning routine. Move your furniture out of the way and roll up any rugs in the area to make sure you vacuum all the hidden dirt.
When cleaning your kitchen, move all the appliances away from the wall. If you can move the refrigerator and other appliances away from the wall as well, do so and make sure to pass the vacuum hose in those hidden areas.
Spring cleaning is one of the best times to pick out things that you do not need or use anymore. Make sure you have an empty container that you can fill with things you no longer need. Go through every room in your home before you begin cleaning them and get rid of any clutter. You can donate your unused objects, sell them in a garage sale and/or throw them away. Have a separate box or container for each one. Getting rid of unnecessary objects that only take up space and are not used anymore is a great way to create more space in your home, as well as make it look cleaner and less cluttered.
Organizing your closet is also a great way to get rid of clothes you don’t wear anymore. After you’ve taken out any clothes you don’t need anymore, you can organize the clothes by style or color. It’ll make every morning much easier and more productive.
Exterior of your Home
Don’t forget that the exterior of your house also needs maintenance and touch ups. Give your home’s exterior and windows a power wash to make it look nice and clean. The power wash helps prevent mold from growing. You have the choice of hiring a professional company to do it for you, or you can do it yourself by renting a pressure washer from your local hardware store.
It’s important to clean out the gutters and drainage systems of your home. Make sure there are no leaves from autumn and winter left over. Rainy season is here, and clogged gutters can cause problems if not taken care of. If possible, clean these out twice a year.
A beautiful home needs regular maintenance. By doing the cleaning tasks listed above, you’ll be much closer to keeping your home in its best shape. Happy spring cleaning!