It’s time for spring cleaning. And this is the best time to start, let’s take this time to clean and organize our homes. There’s so much you can do to make you’re home feel fresh and bright. And that’s such a wonderful feeling.
Time To De-Clutter
Spring cleaning often means that it’s time to de-clutter and by doing this, organize our homes. This is our chance to go through drawers, closets and cupboards. We can go through all our clothes and pick out the ones we no longer wear and donate them if we can. Now it’s time to dust the house, wipe down counters, vacuum and get your house to shine.
Walls and Windows
This is a good time to wash your walls. How often do we actually wipe down our walls and baseboards? Take some soapy warm water and give them a good wipe down. Not all dust settles on the floor and other surfaces. So it doesn’t hurt to take a cloth and wipe down your walls.
Windows always need a good scrub and if you haven’t during your last big house clean, do them next time. You should also consider removing screens and rinsing them off, if the weather is warm and you’re able to do this safely.
The Kitchen and Bathrooms
This is a big job depending on how many bathrooms you have. Let’s start with the kitchen. Deep cleaning your kitchen by wiping down cabinets and countertops. Then go through your pantry and fridge, removing old items and if you can wipe down the inside of the cabinets. And same goes for the fridge, take everything out, wipe down the shelves and throw out old items.
Your bathrooms needs some love as well. Let’s start by wiping down cupboards and countertops, just like we did in the kitchen. Remove everything and wipe out the cupboards and throw away old items. Next scrub that tub and/or shower. We really want to make your bathrooms shine, so let’s pay attention to detail.
If possible, take down the shower curtain and throw it in the washing machine. If it’s a shower curtain that can’t be washed, consider buying a new one. Finally, let’s go through all your makeup and toss expired items and items that you don’t use, we want to de-clutter.
The Living Room
When it comes to the living room you want to make sure that you wipe down all the surfaces, shelves, tables and don’t forget about behind your TV. Then vacuum everywhere, carpets and hardwood floors. De-clutter as much as you can, we’ve mentioned de-cluttering a lot in this blog. And that’s because when we live in a space for a long time, we tend to accumulate a lot of things.
It Feels Good To Clean
Keeping busy is good and helps to keep our minds busy. We can clean and make our home fresh and clean and that’s a good feeling. Let’s get organized and enjoy that sense of accomplishment that having a clean home. Start by making a list and going room by room of what you really want to get done.
Contact Lori VanDinther if you’re considering putting your home on the market or if you’ve been thinking about moving and want to learn more. There’s no better time then right now, happy cleaning.